Configure Application Virtualization

Practice Labs Module
1 hour

Welcome to the "Configure Application Virtualization" Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

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Welcome to the Configure Application Virtualization Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Manage App-V Server
  • Exercise 2 - Upgrade to App-V 5.1 and Publish an App
  • Exercise 3 - Manage App-V Client

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Package an application using App-V Application Sequencer
  • Uninstall App-V 5.0 to give way to App-V 5.1 to address compatibility issues with Windows 10
  • Publish an app with App-V 5.1
  • Verify App-V application streaming on Windows 10 client

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand remote access - application virtualization

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Manage App-V Server

Application Virtualization (App-V) is a software deployment technology that enables administrators to stream applications on demand to end users without actually installing the application on their computers. This service gives the users the ability to run multiple different applications on the same machine without the hassle of having to resolve incompatibility issues among installed programs. App-V manages the applications by transforming them into a centrally administered service that are never physically installed on client computers.

In this exercise, you will prepare the 7Zip, an end-user application, for streaming to computers on the lab domain PRACTICELABS.COM. You will use the Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer, one of the software tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance also known as MDOP.

Exercise 2 - Upgrade to App-V 5.1 and Publish an App

Microsoft Application Virtualization or App-V 5.1 is a feature in Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2015 for rolling out, updating and supporting applications as services in real time and on-demand basis. As illustrated earlier, applications are transformed from being locally installed software into a centralized managed service that is available when needed to computers in a corporate network.

As shown, in the previous exercise, App-V main applications like App-V Sequencer is used for converting a locally installed application like 7-Zip to centralized service available to domain computers when required. In this exercise, you will address the system limitations of Windows 10 support by removing App-V 5.0 and upgrading to App-V 5.1

Exercise 3 - Manage App-V Client

The App-V client software is a requirement for a Windows computer to connect to a streaming application from an App-V Server. When implementing App-V clients on actual computer networks, domain Group Policy is used to enable App-V client and allow PowerShell script execution on Windows client computers. These settings are managed on the domain controller server. In this exercise, you will use Local Group Policy and Windows PowerShell to configure the App-V client settings on the PLABWIN10 device. You will then test application streaming to verify that 7-Zip virtual application is functional on the App-V client.

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