Can app-v see the underlying operating system

i.e i have sequenced an application and now been told some fonts were needed.

do i need to resequence this or will it work if the fonts are on the base build when they werent on the build when sequenced?

can someone clarify this?

i also have msi's which werent installed as part of the sequence of a particular application, do i need to resequence these so they can interact the functions of the msi? and have the msis installed prior to sequencing? i dont want to use location interaction allowed

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"When local interaction is enabled via an OSD policy, named objects and COM objects are created in the global namespace rather than isolated inside a particular virtual environment. "
This allows the application to fully interact with the local Operating System and allows other App-V virtualization bubbles to fully interact with that bubble.  This neatly solves the some of the conundrum's with isolation, integration and dependency management with App-V.
But.. "enabling LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED can introduce application conflicts it is best that you only implement this if absolutely necessary "
Answered 01/24/2013 by: jagadeish
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"i.e i have sequenced an application and now been told some fonts were needed."


it honestl depends on the application itself

enabling local interaction opens up the package almost entirely to the operating system, this alone does not mean that functionality will be identical to that of a locally installed program.


for example some plugins for Microsoft word that are installed on the local machine will interact with a virtualized version of Microsoft word, some others will not and will need to be virtualised.

Answered 02/15/2013 by: sparky86
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if you use AdminStudio, you can create Sequences with multiple MSI's 

Or you can use DSC.

if the fonts are needed in the App and not available on the target machines, you need to add them?

Answered 01/24/2013 by: jaybee96
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  • hi no that isnt what i meant, its a enquoiry as to what app-v can see, can it see the underlying operating system? or just what it needs in its bubble?, i am fully packager aware, just unsure on app-v how it all comes together
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