When to sequence Office 2010 from scratch and when to use the Package Accelerator
If you follow the links above, you will go straight to an in-depth series of articles on Package Accelerators and to the Accelerator itself. The short answer, however, is that Package Accelerators are new feature with the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer that allow someone else to do the hard work of sequencing and another user to benefit with a rapidly created package.
Now, back to the original question: With Microsoft Application Virtualization, do you need to sequence from scratch or can you use the Package Accelerator?
The Package Accelerator is for you if…
- You want the complete Office Professional Plus deployed in your environment.
- You do not want the complete Office Professional Plus deployed and can use the App-V Management Server to limit specific applications to specific people.
- Either of the above bullets apply to your Enterprise and you really want to end up with a working Office 2010 package.
- You are using the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer
Sequencing from scratch is for you if…
- You use SCCM or another ESD that does not allow you to deploy applications individually from within a virtual application package.
- You are not using the App-V 4.6 Sp1 Sequencer
The Prescriptive Guidance for Sequencing Office 2010 is available. An alternate version will be published soon that addresses workflow changes specific to the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer.
Steve Bucci | Support Escalation Engineer
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