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Screenshot - Uploading the file to the custom resources directoryJul

In this next part of the App-V 5 series of posts I will show you a way to use RES Software products to create an App-V 5 infrastructure. Basically there are two major App-V 5 management solutions available; the App-V 5 Management and Publishing server and the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

But what if you don’t have these management tools? Can you still create your App-V 5 infrastructure?

The answer is simple: yes you can. However, you will need to use some scripting and get yourself up to speed with the PowerShell commands for App-V 5.

Using the following example, I will show you how to create an App-V 5 management infrastructure, using PowerShell, RES Workspace Manager and RES Automation Manager.

This example will also consider the use of Mandatory profiles and local profiles that are spoofed and deleted at logoff. When using this scenario, you will lose the user related information about the App-V packages and you will need the App-V management infrastructure to restore this. We will use our own management infrastructure to accomplish this, using RES Software products.

In order to create the App-V 5 management infrastructure, you will need the following:

  • RES Workspace Manager 2012 SR3 or higher
  • RES Automation Manager 2012 SR5 or higher
  • An available file share for the App-V packages
  • The App-V 5.1 Client installed on the Workstations or Servers

So let’s start with the PowerShell stuff. First we will need to create a script that will refresh our App-V related information for the user when the profile has been deleted.

This is actually a very simple script. Using your favorite text editor, create a file called publish_appv5_apps.ps1 and paste the following information in the script:

Get-AppvClientPackage | Publish-AppvClientPackage

Save the file and upload it to the RES Workspace Manager custom resources directory:

Now create an Execute Command with the following command line:

powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoLogo -NonInteractive -File %respfdir%\Data\DBCache\Resources\custom_resources\publish_appv5_apps.ps1

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