Posts Tagged ‘appv’

Microsoft App-V: Dynamic Configurations or RES Workspace Manager?

Written by Ingmar Verheij on January 22nd, 2014. Posted in Microsoft App-V, Workpace Manager

When you’re using Microsoft App-V 5 to distribute your “virtual” applications it can be cumbersome to apply settings afterwards. With native installed applications you have to ability to update files, registry settings or apply permissions (since App-V 5 always applies default permissions).

Within a virtual application these settings needs to be applied within the virtual environment (often referred to as “the bubble”). Up to App-V 4.x you had the ability to add custom actions in the OSD file, starting App-V 5 this is replaced with Dynamic Configurations.

While Dynamic Configurations are more powerful and flexible then the static OSD files I couldn’t resist to show you how RES Workspace Manager can simplify this.

Macro security / VBA error in sequence

Written by Ingmar Verheij on October 16th, 2009. Posted in Microsoft App-V

Today I had to solve a problem with multiple (Softgrid) sequences with the same symptom.

Situation
A business application generates documents based on Microsoft Word / Excel. These documents use Macro’s / VBA to communicate with the application and retrieve the necessary data.

During initial tests and the sequencing procedures everything works fine and no problems rise. However, in the tests on the terminal servers some “strange” occur when the documents are generated.
These problems result in error messages about macro security and the unavailability of VBA. Even when the macro security is (tempory) lowered these error messages keep on showing.
VBA error

Cause and solution
The problem is caused by the isolation of softgrid (now AppV). Because VBA is not in the sequence, and not directly called by the application (but through Word), it can’t locate the necessary resources.

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