App-V Registry Staging Problems With Citrix PVS (MCS Images)

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A few weeks ago, one of our customers experienced the problem that some App-V applications were not started until the second start. This seemed to be caused by the registry staging of the App-V application. With App-V Registry Staging, data from the application is copied to the following area of the registry when the application (Publish AppVClientPackage) is released.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Packages\<PACKAGEID>\Versions\VERSIONID\REGISTRY

When the action is complete, an empty key RegistryStagingFinished is generated.

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ConceptOne PowerShell and WPF Editor Preview

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The ConceptOne PowerShell and WPF (Windows Presentation Editor) editor is a new editor by Tobias Welter and a holistic solution for providing PowerShell scripts with a GUI (Graphical User Interface). After the extension ISESteroids for the PowerShell ISE (Install-Module -Name isesteroids -Scope CurrentUser) Tobias is now programming a completely new editor. This will have the ability to edit WPF interfaces directly in this editor. This makes it possible to quickly add a GUI to your own PowerShell scripts to pass them on to colleagues without PowerShell prior knowledge.In addition, the new editor already shows a significant improvement in performance for the IntelliSense feature. In the PowerShell Unser Group Hannover we were allowed to test the editor already in early 2018. With the PSConf.EU 2019 Tobias has now officially released a version and given permission to write something about it. Much in the editor is reminiscent of Visual Studio code.If you are interested in Concept One you have to wait for an official release.

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A Simple On Screen Keyboard In PowerShell

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Already in April I programmed my PSConftris in PowerShell. This is available in the PowerShell gallery and can be used withAlready in April I programmed my PSConftris in PowerShell. This is available in the PowerShell gallery and can be used with

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Reading Out An MSP Product Code With Powershell

Reading Out An MSP Product Code With Powershell

A Windows installer patch (MSP file) is a package file that contains updates for a certain application and describes which version of an application can be patched. The advantage of an MSP is that it contains only files that then become an MSI. MSPs are generally used for minor releases or small updates. I myself have a tool up my sleeve that can distribute binary differences for extremely small patches (to be released soon).
The patch contains, among other things, a product code and a patch code for the application to be changed. If the product code matches with the installed application, patching is possible. It is practical then to be able to determine this code before an installation in order to optimize a software distribution. I'll show you two solutions how to do so with PowerShell.
How do I find out the product code? One variant is found at Codeplex: MSI Powershell Module.

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