How many percent of of the apps in your environment is virtual and how many is installed physically.

And why?

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I'm working on a project at the moment transforming from Windows 2000 to Windows 7 and aiming for around the 75% mark as App-V sequences.

Obviously there are some applications that cannot be sequenced, due to the stipulations covered in the Microsoft App-V Sequencing guide.

There have also been decisions made around applications, such as Java, browser plugins (Flash, Shockwave et al), and Office, where we've gone with physical installations over sequences for ease of use, and ease of making these items available - mainly the core, common applications across the estate.

Also due to the time constraints of the project, if we've got a problem App-V sequence that works fine installed physically then in some instances we're taken a non-App-V approach to aid the progress of the project as a whole.

It's really 'horses for courses', and how you're implementing App-V - there is no magic number.

Hope that helps,

Answered 01/24/2012 by: dunnpy
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After looking at some of our peer's Client management setup's, I'm trying to gauge if we do go to the virtual environment, how much of a dual environment do we have to support?
Answered 01/25/2012 by: Timanator
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Hi all,

In the Windows 7 project i working in we have around the 75% mark as App-V sequences at start, but after some problems we choose for some typ of application we swap to MSI package. I dont know the exact percentage but I think just under 70 %.

Baseline apps like Java Adobe reader, Office, we use a physical installations. We have seen difficulty to administrate the dependencies in App-V.

Answered 02/26/2012 by: SaiTech
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Hi All,

Worked in Windows 7 migration project. Where we started with virtualizing all client apps using App-v. % of virtualization depends on the type of software the organization uses. if the organization is more of using device driver, plug-ins, add-ins then it would make the virtualization success rate as around 30%. Because we dont really virtualize the driver apps.

Also there is one more way of doing it. Part virtualization and part MSI and deloy them. This way we split the single app into two parts and the information such like drivers which can't be virtualized will go into MSI and remaining we sequence.
But this gives a partial virtual package.

So finally it all depends on rationalization which tells you which can be virtualized and which cannot.

Answered 03/13/2012 by: Eswari
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