App-V

App-V

(Microsoft APPlication-Virtualization) Application streaming software from Microsoft that delivers applications to Windows desktops without installing them. Formerly SoftGrid from Softricity, which Microsoft acquired in 2006, App-V can be used stand-alone or with Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS), but unlike the RDS modes, App-V applications are not installed in the server. They are installed once on a reference computer and "published" to the client as a package.

Combines All Necessary Components
An App-V package can include auxiliary software, such as a Java runtime or database engine, which may be required to run the application. Along with the greater control achieved by managing a single instance of an application delivered to multiple users, combining all required components into a single package makes deployment more manageable. See Remote Desktop Services and application streaming.
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com)-- As with other virtualization technologies, Microsoft's App-V can make applications, including the PASSPORT terminal emulator, readily available to every desktop in the enterprise.
PASSPORT PC TO HOST 2010, Zephyr's secure terminal emulation software for Windows 7, has been successfully tested with Microsoft's App-V 4.
When virtualized with App-V, PASSPORT can be effectively deployed to hundreds or thousands of end-users within minutes.
Centralized, policy-based management - Virtual Application deployments, patches, updates, and terminations are more easily managed via policies, and administered through the App-V console or via your ESD system.