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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    We are about there with App-V as well - v5 is looking good as well

    Video showing off the basics of it use will be going up onto YouTube (will link here) tomorrow morning.
    @jamesfed how do you deploy the app-v desktop client to your machines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    @jamesfed how do you deploy the app-v desktop client to your machines?

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    Its included in with our base image - one of the few things that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Its included in with our base image - one of the few things that is.
    @jamesfed damn, seems so strange that MS make it soo difficult to deploy the desktop client via gpo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    @jamesfed damn, seems so strange that MS make it soo difficult to deploy the desktop client via gpo.

    Ben
    Same can be said for Office 2010 .. lol ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    @jamesfed damn, seems so strange that MS make it soo difficult to deploy the desktop client via gpo.

    Ben
    Very true! I just hope that v5 will be easier to get out there but I just couldn't come up with a better way other than including it in the image for v4.6 SP1.

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    @jamesfed I should really split this as we have gone away from the original topic a bit but do you deploy your App-V apps from a streaming server or install locally?

    I've now got a vbscript that checks for the pre-requisites by GUID and installs them if neccessary before installing the client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    @jamesfed I should really split this as we have gone away from the original topic a bit but do you deploy your App-V apps from a streaming server or install locally?

    I've now got a vbscript that checks for the pre-requisites by GUID and installs them if neccessary before installing the client.

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    To true but hey maybe it will help others.

    All done via streaming server to our clients - we do however for our interns use the local install feature (helps gets the programs on faster).

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    Yeah I'm just doing local atm allthough just run into the issue where the msi has to be coped to the local machine before install not sure if this will happen if I deploy via GPO as all msi's are installed with elevated permissions then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Yeah I'm just doing local atm allthough just run into the issue where the msi has to be coped to the local machine before install not sure if this will happen if I deploy via GPO as all msi's are installed with elevated permissions then.

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    No clue about that in our case

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    Just posted my deployment script on my blog if anyone wants it:

    Deploy App-V 4.6 SP1 Desktop Client « plextech

    Feel free to improve it or whatever.

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    so if i wanted to create a and roll out a Win7 image with software already preinstalled and other visual tweaks etc (we do roll out additional packages in Ranger)
    would WDS be a better way than MDT
    currently using Ghost but currently looking at streamline the number of images which we have to create/deal with XP but the school is looking at starting to phase in Win 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    so if i wanted to create a and roll out a Win7 image with software already preinstalled and other visual tweaks etc (we do roll out additional packages in Ranger)
    would WDS be a better way than MDT
    currently using Ghost but currently looking at streamline the number of images which we have to create/deal with XP but the school is looking at starting to phase in Win 7.
    IN our school we have one image with all software. One WIndows 7 Enterprise image. We use MDT and let MDT choose which drivers to install during the installation. WDS is used for the pExe boot.

    I personally would use MDT - especially if you have different machines which require different drivers.

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    With Windows 7 a single image is all you need

    Driver Packages = win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    MDT and App-V demo video is online now - Using MDT and App-V to get PCs to users fast! | my world of IT

    There is a short intro about the whole process but if you skip ahead to about 4:15 the hands on demo is there.
    Just skipping around the video (hate Youtube!) but was wondering what apps you find don't work with App-V? One of the prime candidates for me would be Photoshop, Lightroom etc but wonder if that might be one of the badly behaved ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    so if i wanted to create a and roll out a Win7 image with software already preinstalled and other visual tweaks etc (we do roll out additional packages in Ranger)
    would WDS be a better way than MDT
    currently using Ghost but currently looking at streamline the number of images which we have to create/deal with XP but the school is looking at starting to phase in Win 7.
    MDT is kind of like WDS but with more features that helps to automate the whole process - you will spend a fair bit of time working it out and getting things setup right but when it comes to imaging a room of 30 PCs you will save looooads of time (if you use MDT).

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