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This 3 day instructor lead course is designed to give attendees the detailed knowledge needed to sequence applications for use in a Microsoft Application Virtualization Environment 5.1, using Windows 10, and to troubleshoot problems. A number of new features added in Windows 10 latest builds will be discussed in this course.


  • A good Windows 7/10 client operating system knowledge.
  • A detailed understanding of how Applications install.
  • Knowledge of application repackaging concepts.
  • Understanding of MSI technologies.
  • Attending QAAPPVIMP5 prior to this course would be beneficial but not mandatory

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will walk away with a deep understanding of the Application Virtualization Sequencing process and be able to install and configure the Sequencing workstation and create Application Virtualization Packages from standard applications to be deployed in their App-V 5.1 environments.

The course is written to be Deployment type agnostic and uses PowerShell for manual deployment in the majority of the lab exercises. Where there is a difference in behavior of the package when deployed using SCCM vs App-V management server then these differences will be discussed.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing the Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencing Process

This module describes the key concepts behind Application Sequencing in a Microsoft Application Virtualization environment. The student will learn the key components of a package, what applications can and cannot be sequenced and how packages are delivered to the client. We also take a look at how the App-V client software interacts with the package and how to control it using PowerShell. The module finishes by building a sequencing workstation.

  • Lab 1: Installing the Application Virtualization 5.1 Sequencer.

Module 2: Creating an Application Virtualization Package.

This module starts by discussing the sequencer options and how they influence the package being built. We then go through the detailed steps of creating a package, the importance of create a template file and finally we examine all of the package editing options.

  • Lab 2: Sequencing a application.
    • In this lab we will sequence a basic application and examine the outcome.
  • Lab 3: Sequencing applications.
    • In this lab you will explore the editor and have to make changes to packages by Adding files and shortcuts.

Module 3: Advanced Sequencing Techniques.

This module examines some advanced sequencing options

  • Opening a Package for editing
  • Package branching
  • Application Connections with Connection groups.
  • Integration Points
    • Shortcuts and FTA’s
    • Shell Extension
    • Browser Plugins and the Helper Object
    • And More….
  • Package Accelerators
  • Shell extensions
  • Browser Plugins
  • Using Dynamic Configuration files
  • Scripting
  • Automating with PowerShell
  • Lab 4: Updating an existing package.
    • In this lab you will take a previously sequenced application and apply a hot fix.
  • Lab 5: Package Branching.
    • Here you will practice updating an application with a hot fix and deploy it, as a new package, alongside the original.
  • Lab 6: Using a package accelerator.
    • In this lab you will create a new application package using a package accelerator.
  • Lab 7: Shell Extensions.
    • This lab gets you to sequence an application with shell extensions to Explorer.
  • Lab 8: Working with Dynamic configuration files.
    • This lab explores the use of dynamic configuration files to modify shortcuts and to add scripts to map network drives.

Module 4: Diagnosing and troubleshooting Techniques Workshop

This last module is delivered in the style of a workshop. We will discover techniques to view the world as the 'bubble' sees it and explore tools that can be used to help identify the causes of programs to fail. The lab time will give the students the opportunity to uses these tools against some troublesome applications.

  • Lab 9. Troubleshooting Workshop.

In this Workshop we will explore ways of breaking into the ‘bubbles’ and examine some tools that can be useful in diagnosing issues. You will then be given the opportunity to sequence some more challenging applications and use your newly acquired skills to debug and correct them.

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