DSC is Dynamic Suite Composition, is the feature provides the ability to have a new layer of interoperability, virtualized applications dependencies, where one App-V package depends on and interacts with another App-V package.
Sequencing a host file is not a best practice.
This is to capture all the user profile settings and application configurations perfectly. Some application like Adobe reader needs to launch multiple times to capture all the settings it do.
The method of allowing an Application to install on C: drive during the monitoring phase of the sequencing is termed as VFS sequence.
The “MNT” portion indicates that when the application was installed during the monitoring phase of Sequencing it was installed to the drive letter used as the client’s mount point. This type of sequencing method is termed as MNT sequencing.
There are 2 types of sequencing:
The process of creating a virtualized package using App-V sequencer is known as App-V sequencing. The Microsoft Application Virtualization (or App-V) Sequencer is a component of the App-V suite used to package your applications to be deployed to systems using the App-V client. Properly sequencing applications is the key to a successful App-V implementation.
NO, Services that need to start during the boot process cannot be sequenced.
Open the sprj file with open for upgrade option with the sequencer. Do the modifications and increment the release version and do save as.
Boot time applications, drivers, and certain type of services.
By adding the exclusion list in default.sprj
Update is similar to patching where as active upgrade is upgrading an already prepared package to a new compatible version (Eg: Uploading the packages which are developed with 4.2 version of soft grid to 4.5 version of soft grid).
System Guard tracks and analyses configuration repositories and resources used by the application and intercept the use of these resources, redirecting them to the virtualized instances of the resources.
The Microsoft Soft Grid Application Virtualization (App-V) Platform‘s heart is System Guard, a patented technology which enables applications to run without installing them locally—and without altering the client‘s operating system.
System Guard eliminates common application deployment and management problems:
Suite is a whole package block where as dynamic suite is getting the visibility of a pre-req package via dynamic suite composition.
If the application is installed to the Mount Drive (the Drive assigned for App V applications) at the time of installation in the process of sequencing (installation monitoring) is called MNT Sequencing.
Some of the application does not give the chance to change the installation path other than the C: drive, for those applications the App V Sequencer monitors the installation and records the changes done to the system drive and creates the parse file system in the Virtual Environment called VFS (Virtual File System) Sequencing.
For Ex: In 4.x Sequencer, during sequencing the files under C:Program FilesTest is created at SFT_MNTVFSCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESTest, where SFT_MNT is the Mount Drive.
The process of upgrading the current version while the current version is still in use.
Create the update package for the current version using the Sequencer and copy the updated package in the Content Share, the package will get updated when the application is launched or the App V Client is refreshed depending on the prototype you used for streaming.