Q. What's the correct sequence of actions to remove an application from the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) management server?

A. An application in the App-V Manager is really present in three places:

  1. Its actual application content is stored in the App-V content share.
  2. The package containing the virtualized application.
  3. The entry in the Applications node.

You need to remove it from all three places, and you need to do it in the opposite of the order shown above.

  1. Navigate to the Applications node in the Application Virtualization Management Console and delete the application.
  2. Navigate to the Packages node and delete the package containing the application.
  3. Open Explorer and navigate to the content share. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft System Center App Virt Management Server\App Virt Management Server\content. Delete the folder for the virtualized application you've removed.

As a final step, ideally you'd remove the application from your local computers' caches, but you'd need to do this using a script—it's not possible using the App-V management console.

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