INTUNE – Intune and Autopilot Part 1 – The Blueprint

The previous blog posts were all about packaging and manual deployment of MSIX packages. As promised we will start covering the different scenarios around deploying these packages.   With Modern IT in mind, our first scenario is cloud based, first Intune and Azure based deployment is focused. So why Azure, Intune and Autopilot? With Microsoft…

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App-V Sync not working if Device Guard is enabled

Hi there, In September 2017 Rollup there where some changes to Device Guard which increase teh Overall security of your System. As a result the way how our SyncAppVPublishingServer.exe does it work no longer works. As a result you see that the Sync Process is crashing – no further notice (except that you don’t have…

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MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool – Using the first package

In our previous blog post we created our first MSIX package, now it’s finally time to  install the MSIX package, and launch the application! We will not go into the details of the different deployment scenario’s. We’ll leave that for a later blog post. Main goal is to install the package with a normal user…

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MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool – signing the MSIX package

So, as we noticed a certificate is needed to sign the MSIX package. Especially for those with a history in packaging, signing an AppX/MSIX-package could potentially be the first time you’re ever faced with the requirement. So…. Why should we sign packages? Signing code or binaries nowadays is common practice. Starting with executables, drivers and…

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App-V Auto Sequencing – Retrieve the password

Connecting to the Auto Sequencer VM can be done using the Connect-AppVSequencerVM cmdlet   If you want to use a remote desktop connection to the machine, or just open it up from hyper-V, you’ll need the Password. The Password is stored in “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft Application Virtualization\AutoSequencer\SequencerMachines” in a file named after the machine, so in my…

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MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool – Creating the first package

In an earlier post we spoke about preparing the MSIX packaging machine. Now we describe using the MSIX packaging tool for the first time. We recommend starting with a ‘simple’ application first. For example, Remote Desktop Connection Manager .The use of MSIX is of course not focused on virtualizing administrative tools, but in this instance…

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MSIX – System Center Configuration Manager 1806 supports MSIX

Last week the 1806 update for Configuration Manager current branch was released. https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-manager-current-branch-is-now-available/   Among other functionality, MSIX support has been added to the 1806 update for Configuration Manager current branch. You can add a MSIX package just like you would do with any other application.   Once created, you can add the package to…

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MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool (Preview) available for Windows 10 insiders

The preview of the MSIX Packaging Tool has now been released and made it into the Store. Windows 10 Insiders both Slow and Fast Ring can download the package from the store and see what the future of packaging looks like.   Before we move on to the MSIX Packaging Tool, there’s one more thing…

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App-V Auto Sequencing Part 4 – Automate the sequencing process further

Now we are able to use the sequencer using PowerShell cmdlets, we can take this a step further and automate more of the process I was visiting a company a while ago, and the person responsible for creating and maintaining the App-V packages had automated updating their Google chrome and Mozilla Firefox App-V packages. I’ve…

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App-V Auto Sequencing Part 3 – Auto Sequence Applications

In the previous post we prepared our host machine and VM, now we can start using this configuration to create some App-V packages   The high level process when using the AutoSequencer First of all you will need a folder structure for execution and creation of the Autosequencer packages. In this example I created a…

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