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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools by Jeremy Moskowitz

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5.1. About Application Virtualization

In the introduction we talked about one problem—well, two problems really. We talked about the idea that Windows deteriorates over time, when multiple applications are loaded on the machine.

And, we also talked about how different applications could be trying to use .DLLs with the same name. These are big problems, but there are other big problems application virtualization can solve, as well.

NOTE

Application virtualization is the umbrella term for lots of possible solutions to these problems. I want to jump to the end of the story and say that Microsoft SoftGrid is just one of many possible solutions available (although we'll be going over that one the most here) but I also suggest you explore the "Who ...

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