Help App-V Commander

This page will explain the functions which App-V Commander contains. (Current available version 3.4.0.0)

App-V Commander Main - Help

1 Main tabs

Main items Description
Tasks Global tasks can be launched within tasks. Tasks like refreshing the package/group and client info for example.
Package Tasks Package tasks apply to the selected packages within the list. You can select one or multiple packages. The log tab will tell you if the task finished successfully or not.
Connection Group Tasks Connection Group Tasks apply to the selected groups within the list. You can select one or multiple groups. The log tab will tell you if the task finished successfully or not.
Package info Package statistics are shown here. The numbers gets updated after each package/group refresh.
Connection group info  Connection group statistics are shown here. The numbers gets updated after each package/group refresh.
Debug items Description
Analyze A collection of Windows built-in control panel applets or
Consoles  Quick launch a Command or powershell console.
App-V App-V global folder locations.
App-V Client Events  Quick launch the App-V Event logs.
Powershell Generator items Description
Packages Generate App-V Powershell scripts for all selected packages. Select the script categories of your choice and press the generate button. A notepad window will open with the script results.
Connection Groups Generate App-V Powershell scripts for all selected connection groups. Select the script categories of your choice and press the generate button. A notepad window will open with the script results.
Other items Description
Client info View the Microsoft App-V Client version and other quick information. Also the App-V client service can be managed from here.
Settings Manage the refresh time of the Virtual process list in seconds.

2 Packages

Packages will show you all the packages added to the local computer. The displayed packages may consist of manually added packages or packages that are published by a publishing server.

Packages Description
Filter Packages You can filter the package list to just find the package of your choice.
Package list  A complete overview of all the packages known by the local computer. It will give you info about packages/it's publish state and if it's a member of a Connection group.

Just right mouse-click on the package of your choice, and you will get several options in a dynamic contextmenu. Contextmenu actions are always applied on a single package.

Contextmenu Description
Package actions A collection of App-V package actions for the selected package version.
Package repair A collection of App-V package repair options for the selected package version.
Troubleshoot A collection of troubleshooting options for the selected package version.
Debug Actions It contains the action Disable Dynamic Virtualization for package. To undo this just re-publish the package global. (Removed)
Clipboard – Info A collection of information about the selected package version which can be used somewhere else.
Clipboard – Powershell A collection of Powershell scripts which will be copied to the clipboard. You can use these scripts in your own powershell scripts.
Package XML This will launch a XML viewer for the selected package version. The files that can be viewed are the package manifest/filesystemmetadate/packagehistory and the streammap file. It can also view the Dynamic Configuration files within the Machine Catalog and the User Catalog.
Dynamic Configuration Editor Create new Dynamic Configuration files based on the templates of the selected package. You can quickly edit the Virtual subsystems by enabling or disabling it and save the file to a location of your choice. You can also add it directly to the package if it's not published.
Package applications Here you can launch the applications that are included within the selected package.

3 Connection Groups

Connection Groups will show you all the groups added to the local computer. The displayed groups may consist of manually added groups, or groups that are published by a publishing server.

Connection Groups Description
Filter Groups You can filter the groups list to just find the group of your choice.
Group list  A complete overview of all the groups known by the local computer. It will give you info about groups/it's publish state and it's a package members.

Just right mouse-click on the group of your choice, and you will get several options in a dynamic contextmenu. Contextmenu actions are always applied on a single group.

Contextmenu Description
Group actions A collection of App-V group actions for the selected group version.
Group repair A collection of App-V group repair options for the selected group version.
Troubleshoot A collection of troubleshooting options for the selected group version.
Clipboard A collection of information about the selected group version. This info will be copied to the clipboard so you can use this information elsewhere.

4 Log

The log tab will show you the launched tasks and it’s status information. When you want to know the final results just look in the log tab.

5 Client Settings

The client settings will show the local App-V client settings and if they are set by a group policy or not.

6 Virtual Processes

The virtual processes will show you which packages or groups are currently active and by who.

Just right mouse-click on the virtual process of your choice, and you will get several options in a dynamic contextmenu.

Contextmenu Description
Stop Just stop the virtual process of your choice.
File location Directly go to the folder location of the virtual process.

7 Publishing Servers

The configured publishing servers for the local App-V client are shown within this tab.

8 Dynamic Configuration Overview

View the status of the integrations (subsystems) within the Dynamic Configurations of the published packages.

Just right mouse-click on the package of your choice, and you will get several options in a dynamic contextmenu. Contextmenu actions are always applied on a single package.

Contextmenu Description
Package XML This will launch a XML viewer for the selected package version. The files that can be viewed are the package manifest/filesystemmetadate/packagehistory and the streammap file. It can also view the Dynamic Configuration files within the Machine Catalog and the User Catalog.
Dynamic Configuration Editor Create new Dynamic Configuration files based on the templates of the selected package. You can quickly edit the Virtual subsystems by enabling or disabling it and save the file to a location of your choice. You can also add it directly to the package if it's not published.

9 Advanced

It currently contains the function

Function Description
File Search It's a function to quickly find files within packages. Just right mouse-click on the file of your choice and you will get several options in a dynamic contextmenu. Contextmenu actions are always applied on a single file. See the help information which can be found within the File Search Tab.
Manifest Statistics  This view will show several content statistics which are included in the available packages. For example the counts for FTA's or Active-X or Browser Helper extentions.
Integrations View integrations like App-Path/ActiveX/Browser Plugins/Shortcuts.
Debug Logs Manage and launch App-V Debug logs directly.