Wednesday, February 11, 2009

App-V Internet Plugins/ Active X controls

I thought I would write a bit about App-v and Internet plugs. It took me a long time to understand and to make IE work with Virtual plugins.

When you are ready, load the virtual enviroment. Then launch IE and load up your plugin, Flash, Quicktime plugin, etc. The stop the capture and it will pull in all your controls. Now to make it work you need to perform a special task. When you are presented with the application lists and you have the option of deleting applications and creating shortcuts you need to select Add Shortcut.

Add a shortcut to c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe. Give the shortcut a name like "IE with Flash"

This should appear on the programs menu (or where you select to save it to)

The user will have their favorites and most of their settings. We use the IE deployment tool and found that it pulls the deployment default homepage not the homepage the user has changed it to. Hopefully I will make some screen shots and post them.