Monday, November 21, 2011

Microsoft App-V Resources

I have been doing a lot of App-V Sequencing recently and thought I would post a list of App-V resources which I refer to on a regular basis.

App-V Sequencing Recipe Forum

Application Virtualization Whitepapers

Contains App-V Sequencing guide and common practices.

The Microsoft Application Virtualization Blog

Application sequencing SuperFlow
Must use interactive documentation on sequencing.

Sequencing articles on TechNet

InstEd IT - free MSI Editor

App-V 4.6 Sequencing Recipe - Template

Create an App-V Package Accelerator

Enable and Use the App-V Read-only Shared Cache for VDI and RDS

Advanced App-V Sequencing: Internet Explorer Add-Ins and VFS

App-V Sequencing: Built-in Diagnostics and Templates

Sequence an Application Plug-in for Dynamic Suite Composition

App-V Configuration Options

App-V with AppLocker Executable Rules

App-V with AppLocker Windows Installer RulesDeploying App-V with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Deploying App-V with System Center Configuration Manager

Deprovision a Virtual ApplicationLaunch a Virtual Application and Review Client Configuration

Publish a Virtual Application Using Full Infrastructure Mode

Run Microsoft Office in an App-V Virtualized Environment

Setting Up the App-V Management Server

Update a Virtual Application Using App-V

Updating and Upgrading a Sequenced Application Using App-V

Use App-V Metering to Manage Application Licenses

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DPM 2010 Sql Instance Wont Start after failed SQL Service Pack Update

A customers DPM Server crashed today while in the middle of the installation of SQL2008 Service Pack 3. So when the server came back online the msdpm2010 sql instance would not start.

So when reviewing the event logs I could see the following.

event ,959 mssql$msdpm2010

The resource database version is 611 and this server supports version 662. Restore the correct version or reinstall SQL Server

The fix is quite simple. Take a copy of the DPM Databse which is located by default in C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\DPMDB

Then go to programs and features and select SQL 2008 , then uninstall/change and then repair. Point the repair wizard at the sql 2008 installation media and let it repair the SQL 2008 installation.Once complete , reboot the server and then will then be able to view your protection groups as before.