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Microsoft Application Virtualization Cookbook by James Preston

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Enabling the App-V shared content store mode

In this recipe, we will cover enabling the App-V shared content store mode, which prevents the caching of App-V files on a client so that the application is launched from the server hosting the application directly.

This feature is ideal for environments where there is ample network bandwidth between remote desktop session hosts (or client virtual machines in a VDI deployment) and where administrators are looking to reduce the overall need for storage by the hosts.

While some files are still cached on the local machine (for example, for shortcuts or Shell extensions), the following screenshot shows the amount of storage saved on an Office 2013 deployment, where the shared content store mode is turned ...

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