AppVentiX, a proven real-time

application life cycle management

solution for App-V and MSIX

Powerful, yet light weight and easy-to-use.

AppVentiX supports the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop)
  • Citrix environments (VDI & RDS)
  • VMware environments (VDI & RDS)
  • Fat client & laptop deployments

AppVentiX supports both Cloud and On-premises deployments

Support for App-V and MSIX

App-V is well known and used by a lot of companies worldwide, Microsoft has taken the best things out of App-V and used it as the basis for MSIX. Their formats are very similar and they are both embedded in the operating system. App-V and MSIX are native Microsoft technology and can be used free of charge, they have been proven to be very stable and to provide high application compatibility.
While App-V stays supported for a long time, MSIX will eventually replace all formats (including MSI, App-V, etc).

With AppVentiX you can manage App-V and MSIX (+ app attach) side by side in the same convenient way, convert App-V to MSIX with just one click, migrate when you want at your own pace.

Integrate with existing technologies

AppVentiX is an affordable addon solution and integrates very well with FSlogix and profile solutions from Citrix, VMware and Ivanti. With AppVentiX you can deliver applications before user login (pre-cache) or dynamically (on the fly) when a user logs in that needs the application. AppVentiX supports full desktop and seamless application (remote app) scenarios. 

Extended MSIX and app attach use cases

AppVentiX supports direct MSIX and MSIX delivered with app attach deployments. With direct MSIX deployment the application is cached on the machine itself, making it less dependent on the network, the application will be started directly from the cache. With app attach the MSIX application is stored inside a virtual disk and attached to the machine (either attached before user login or dynamically at login), this allows faster delivery and consumes less disk space on the machine. With AppVentiX you can mix and match this MSIX deployment types per package and manage them in the exact same way. Converting to app attach can be done with only one click, all virtual disk types are supported.

Direct integration with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

For WVD we bring real-time control and single point of management for both published desktop and remote app scenarios. With the WVD integration feature in AppVentiX you can publish applications directly in WVD either to an existing application group or to a new application group created directly from AppVentiX. Application updates can be managed centrally and are visible in real-time, of course this integration works for App-V, MSIX and MSIX app attach. Download AppVentiX now and try for yourself how easy this integration works.

Advanced Cache Management

Advanced cache management options for both persistent and non-persistent scenarios. AppVentiX supports RDS, VDI and FAT client deployments. For persistent environments AppVentiX offers advanced cache management capabilities to keep the cache clean and in balance.

For non-persistent environments AppVentiX contains tight integration with Citrix PVS & MCS image management solutions and advanced cache management options for VMware View & RDS\WVD environments.

The agent is configured centrally and can be fine-tuned for your deployment goals in just a few clicks. 

The App-V and MSIX client settings can be configured in the agent configuration as well, the AppVentiX agent will configure them for you.

Support for MSIX app attach

With AppVentiX you can manage MSIX AppAttach with just a few clicks, no scripting required. Watch this short video where we demonstrate how easy it is to manage MSIX AppAttach packages.

Reduce Complexity

AppventiX doesn’t need back-end components and is much more powerful and controllable then other management tooling. AppVentiX only needs a file share and is highly scalable. AppVentiX supports Windows file shares (direct or DFS), Azure file shares, Nutanix and NetApp file shares. Download and install AppVentiX in less than 10 minutes and see for yourself how easy and comfortable AppVentiX works.

Centrally Managed

Portable and easy to use remote management console for real-time management of App-V and MSIX packages in your environment. AppVentiX provides features that allow you to perform all actions that are crucial in every application life cycle management process.

With the Central View console you can inventory and manage machines in real-time. Deploy new or updated applications on all machines with just one click.

Publish packages to already logged in users, they don’t even have to log off and back on to access their new or updated applications.

Get back in control

No more orphaned shortcuts, no more left overs in user profiles and no more timing issues. AppVentiX takes care of the cache management, the publishing of packages and will also automatically unpublish packages when they are no longer managed. 

Watch this short video where we will show you how easy the publishing and auto unpublishing works.

Application container advantages

Abstracting your applications from the OS and running them in an App-V or MSIX container provides a lot of advantages, it allows application deployments and updates in real-time, prevents application conflicts and pollution of your OS image. AppVentiX helps you with real-time control, visibility, deployment and updates.

Highly customizable publishing options

With publishing tasks you can configure which application is integrated in a user’s workspace. The package containing the application doesn’t have to be pre-cached on the machine it can be deployed on the fly as well. AppVentiX provides advanced publishing options for every use case. 

Package options

With package options you can drain packages from machines, or selectively mount packages in the cache while using the Shared Content Store (SCS) mode for the others. Just with a few clicks.

Manage your environment using AppVentiX Machine Groups

Just select an OU or AD group in Active Directory where the machines are located, for example you can create a production and test machine group, or separate your deployment by location or department.

Machine groups can be configured with content share(s), this is where the packages are located. Optionally you can use DFS shares, Azure file shares, Nutanix files, etc to make your deployment highly available.

AppVentiX Agent GUI

The agent includes a small applet: the Agent GUI, with this GUI you can check the agent state and see which packages are deployed on the machine. You can click on a package and start for example CMD or Regedit inside the virtual environment of the package. You can also check the App-V and MSIX client settings in the Agent GUI.

Screenshot gallery

Check the screenshot gallery to get an impression about all the AppVentiX features and configuration options.