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Mark Cresswell

Mark Cresswell

Principal Technologist

Prior to QA 16 years ago Mark had a long career with Unisys initially working on Mainframe and then Microsoft Server products. As a Principal Technologist he works on the leading edge of technologies and enjoys getting “under the hood” to see what makes things tick. Area of expertise: Microsoft Desktop deployment, Optimization and Collaboration. Specialising in Med-V, App-V , RDS, VDI, Forefront Edge and AV Products, Exchange, SharePoint and Microsoft Deployment Technologies.

Windows 10

Deploying Windows 10? The answer is ADK

Whether you're deploying your first OS or you're a seasoned veteran, Windows 10 offers you new ways to deploy. Find out more about the tools of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). Read the full article

App-V 4.x to 5.0 Package conversion: Fixing the broken Pipeline!

The App-V 5.0 package format is very different from the previous 4.5/4.6 version, and the App-V 5.0 client is not compatible with the earlier package versions. To help protect your sequencing investment, Microsoft included two PowerShell commands on the sequencer to aid in migration: Test-AppVLegacyPackage and ConvertFrom-AppVLegacyPackage. The first tests the old package for known constraints, while the second attempts to convert the package to the new format Read the full article

Compilation error when using the App-V 5.0 Management Server Console

I tried installing the App-V 5.0 management server software the other day and came across a permissions problem. Here’s how I solved it. Read the full article

How to manage your upgrade to Microsoft App-V 5.0: When two worlds collide

With the new App-V 5.0 co-existence and migration is the name of the game while upgrade is nowhere to be found. Read the full article

App-V and the mysterious case of the duplicate GUID

I came across an unusual problem last week while demonstrating the Application Virtualization (App-V) sequencer to a class that I thought I’d share with you all. I was a bit short on time and the machines were not quite up to spec so I took a few short cuts. Nothing I’d not done in the past but this time I got some strange results. Read the full article

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