Windows Installer Policy – User Windows installer user policy settings can be found in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer Or managed in GPO under User Configuration>Policies>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Installer   User Group Policy Management   This table contains a description of what each value / setting controls from the image above. Value name Value data types … Continued

Windows Installer MSI theory Windows Installer is a software deployment technology that goes well beyond installation of a single application. Windows installer native installed software supports full application sociability with other natively installed applications and operating system dependencies, unlike application virtualisation technologies.   Base Windows Installer MSI .MSI file contains an internal database which holds … Continued

Native EXE installers Native EXE software installers (or setup.exe) are still provided by some vendors as operating system agnostic delivery mechanism for software. An example of this is the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) for example Oracle versions 9,10,1, which are designed to be executed on both Windows and Unix operating systems. Vendor native EXE installers … Continued

Feb 2017 One of the hassles of managing a corporate software catalog is the array of security updates from vendor applications or the dependency framework software they rely on. We’d like to help out by keeping you up to date about some of the main ones that may be of interest. Check them out below. … Continued

Preparing for your App-V client distribution? Here is a quick run down of some things to consider for new installation and upgrades as well as installation steps.     Client Supported Configurations Client system requirements The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the App-V 5.1 Client installation Operating system Service pack … Continued

Preparing for your App-V Sequencing environment? Here is a quick rundown of some of the things to consider as well as installation steps.     Sequencer Supported Configurations Sequencer system requirements The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the App-V 5.1 Sequencer installation Operating system Service pack System architecture Microsoft Windows … Continued

Have you implemented your strategy in place for ongoing support of Microsoft App-V 4.6 on windows desktops? Support ended – July the 14th 2015 The day has come and you may have already made your decision about continued use of App-v 4.6 with your current standard operating environment as part of your application portfolio. There … Continued

App-V 5.1 – Feature Rundown   Microsoft MVP Thamim Karim, has provided a quick and easy to digest guide on the improvements of App-V 5.1 . A great read if you are looking to know what’s changed…. Great news, App-V 5.1 has finally been released! It has been a little while since the announcements at … Continued