Two weeks ago I had the pleasure to spent 4 days on problematic Applications within an App Volumes environment of a customer. The best thing that can happen to me as an infrastructure guy is to work on building AppStack with guys who know how to package and therefore troubleshoot those applications. Bringing together the knowledge from multiple domains helped us to fix the problems that we had so far with App Volumes.
Common issues we have been faced with:
- During the AppStack provisioning process an Application was not able to get installed
- (Crappy) Applications put user-data-files into C:\Windows
- Start-Up Performance of applications was really really slow (factor 20x slower)
- A mounted AppStack leads to a repair of Office-components
One of the common problems I have seen with App Volumes in the past. The infrastructure can be designed and delivered by an Infrastructure guy -> As soon as we talk about applications. We or more correct the organization that is planning to create AppStacks needs application packaging expertise.
So let’s make it quick. I will give you some hints how some of your problems might get solved.