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How to sequence and deploy Microsoft Office 2010 App-v Package with SCCM/Config Mgr 2007 R2 (Streaming mode or Download and execute)

2 comments mai 2nd, 2010


I wanted to share with you my experience with one of my clients.
Basically the challenge was to deploy Office 2010 with appv has so accustom users to the new desktop version.

Quick reminder about appv:

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) is an enterprise-level application virtualization solution and is part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). App-V enables applications to run on a single instance of the operating system, turning applications into centrally managed services that are never installed, that never conflict, and that are streamed on-demand to end-users. App-V supports legacy applications and their extension points, whereas virtualized applications will not conflict with one another, do not affect the system, can be completely removed, and easily repaired or upgraded.

App-V is best used for applications that run on the current or target operating system, but have conflict issues either with other applications or some installed files. By decoupling the physical desktop from the software or hardware, you can create an isolated environment unseen by the end-user, and then run an application by using a desktop computer or server that has Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services) enabled without ever installing the application on the client operating system.


03/05/2010 !!! Cool news the complete documentation for deploy Office 2010 is available HERE

I soon began by recalling the various prerequisites :

  1. A domain controller server configured
  2. A SCCM/ConfigMgr Server Configured with acces to Appv (DP)
  3. A client Windows 7 or Windows XP SP3
  4. Sequencer and client Appv 4.6 (MDOP 2010 = software assurance)
  5. Office 2010 Beta source (connect)
  6. Office 2010 Deployment toolkit for APPV

In first step i explain how to prepare and sequence capture Microsoft Office 2010:

1-Install the Office 2010 Deployment toolkit for APPV with command line in cmd in admin mode ( msiexec.exe /i Offvirt.msi PROPLUS=1 )

2-Verify that the product Office 2010 Deployment toolkit for APPV is installed..

3-Launch the Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer

4-Click on create a package

5-Insert the name of package and clickNext

6-Select the install folders ( exemple Q:\name.8.3 = Off2010.V01), click ok and next

7-The capture is ready and start

8-Launch the office installation

9-Insert the product code and click on next

10-Clic on stop monitoring and click next

11-Change parameter etc … or click next

12-All checking is start in lanching all application one by one, after validate, click on next

13-Click on next

14-Click on Finish

15-Configure all parameter (example = os type compatibility for package)

Configure >> Protocol, name, port and path

After select generate MSI and clic on the save icon (diskette)

In second step i explain how to Insert the package in SCCM/ConfigMgr 2007 R2:

16-Right click on the package node,select new appv and  select the xml files and validate by next

17-Click on next

18-Specify the config mgr data source for the package (UNC) and clic next

19-Click on next

20-Click on next

21-Click on Close

23-After, you can test your deployment on a windows 7 client.

Two choices can then deployment:

Mode Streaming and mode download and execution
It is important to understand how these two modes.

1 – The streaming mode will make available packages optimized manner, ie that all sources of a package are not fully deployed position, but only the elements used for the first time.
By cons, for example, if you use Excel, that present in the sccm client cache is ok offline, for if I selected Word and I am offline, I can get my application and so the use

The copy screen under, show that if my client don ‘t network access, the application don’t launch and you have a little message ( An application distribution pointis not available ). snif…

2 – The download and execution mode is my favorite because all sources are made available in the client cache sccm and so even offline I can use these applications.

Then you have to choose according to your needs :-)

In my example, i select the download and execution mode, i verify that all content of office 2010 package is present >> OK  :-)

24-For test i click on Microsoft Word 2010, on the tab i can view that the application is charged in the cache client for the first time

25-And after, i can use Microsoft Office 2010 Beta product Ecel, Word, Powerpoint Etcc… :-)

Precision >>> Do not forget the part of Office 2010 activation product detail HERE

Bye bye See you later

System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2010 is available in RTM !

Commentaires fermés avril 21st, 2010


System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2010 is available in RTM !


Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 is a flexible platform for automating and adapting IT Service Management best practices to your organization’s requirements. It provides built-in processes based on industry best practices for incident and problem resolution, change control, and compliance management. Through the power of its integrated platform, Service Manager automatically connects knowledge and information from System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, and Active Directory Domain Services.

Service Manager delivers IT services that are:

  • Integrated. Service Manager seamlessly integrates and unifies knowledge, process, and activities across the Microsoft platform.
  • Efficient and Responsive. Service Manager reduces support costs while improving responsiveness to end users and reducing the time to resolution in the datacenter.
  • Business Aligned. Service Manager optimizes resources to align to the business goals, support compliance, and quickly adapt to the ever-changing business requirements.

This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. You must accept the license terms before you are authorized to use the software. There is no product support for this trial software. You are welcome to participate in the forums to share your trial experiences with others and to ask for advice.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Windows PowerShell v1.0

Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration, and the applications and features you choose to install. Processor performance is dependent upon not only the clock frequency of the processor, but the number of cores and the size of the processor cache. Disk space requirements for the system partition are approximate.

For a complete listing of requirements for all components of Service Manager, please go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff460997.aspx.

For Download source it’s HERE

For download documentation it’s HERE

What’s New with Configuration Manager R3 and vNext >> A New Video!

7 comments avril 21st, 2010


A new video on the R3 version of SCCM and SCCM vNext news! Keynote Demos> MMS!

What’s ??

Jeff Wettlaufer was busy getting ready for keynote demos at MMS, but he took time to talk with me about some of the Configuration Manager announcements at MMS, as well as talk a little about the event.
There are two major Configuration Manager announcements at MMS. The first is the announcement of SCCM 2007 R3, which brings power management and desired state management to SCCM. The second is the announcement of System Center vNext, which allows  for user-centric software distribution, mobile device management and other, new features.

For see the vide, clic Here


Thanks a lot to Jeff Wettlaufer Technical Product Manager configuration Manager