System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with Service Pack 1 has built-in support for App-V 4.6 SP1 and newer, up to App-V 5.0. Providing a comprehensive deployment and update service for virtual applications that is built for enterprise deployments. Service Pack 1 for Configuration Manager 2012 reduces the App-V infrastructure to the App-V Sequencer and Client and takes the place of the management, publishing, and streaming components in a typical App-V full infrastructure
. Integrating Configuration Manager with App-V consolidates application delivery into one infrastructure and provides additional benefits over the App-V infrastructure.
Integration of App-V 5.0 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 supports the following App-V 5.0 features:
- Virtual Application Connections: Enables grouping together one or more virtual application packages to provide communication, while maintaining isolation from other virtual applications and the operating system.
- Virtual Application Extensions: Enable specific well-defined application extensions between physical-and-virtual and virtual-to-virtual applications. Some extensions are shortcuts, file type associations, and protocol handlers (URL redirection).
- Dynamic Configuration Files: Enable configuration of specific extensions on a per-target basis. With dynamic configuration files, different settings like database connectivity, shortcuts, File Type Associations, and protocol handlers can be defined so the application only has to be sequenced once, and can be deployed to different users or systems with a configuration customized specifically for them.
App-V 5.0 continues to provide the isolation and virtualization features that have provided benefits to organizations. Please read the documentation listed in the Introduction section to find out more about App-V 5.0.