Deploying Microsoft Office 2010 by Using App-V

You can create Office 2010 packages for Application Virtualization 5.0 using one of the following methods:

  • Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer

  • Application Virtualization (App-V) Package Accelerator

App-V support for Office 2010

The following table shows the App-V versions, methods of Office package creation, supported licensing, and supported deployments for Office 2010.

Supported item Level of support

Supported App-V versions

  • 4.6

  • 5.0

Package creation

  • Sequencing

  • Package Accelerator

  • Office Deployment Kit

Supported licensing

Volume Licensing

Supported deployments

  • Desktop

  • Personal VDI

  • RDS

Creating Office 2010 App-V 5.0 using the sequencer

Sequencing Office 2010 is one of the main methods for creating an Office 2010 package on App-V 5.0. Microsoft has provided a detailed recipe through a Knowledge Base article. To create an Office 2010 package on App-V 5.0, refer to the following link for detailed instructions:

How To Sequence Microsoft Office 2010 in Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0

Creating Office 2010 App-V 5.0 packages using package accelerators

Office 2010 App-V 5.0 packages can be created through package accelerators. Microsoft has provided package accelerators for creating Office 2010 on Windows 8 and Windows 7. To create Office 2010 packages on App-V using Package accelerators, refer to the following pages to access the appropriate package accelerator:

For detailed instructions on how to create virtual application packages using App-V package accelerators, see How to Create a Virtual Application Package Using an App-V Package Accelerator.

Deploying the Microsoft Office package for App-V 5.0

You can deploy Office 2010 packages by using any of the following App-V deployment methods:

  • System Center Configuration Manager

  • App-V server

  • Stand-alone through PowerShell commands

Office App-V package management and customization

Office 2010 packages can be managed like any other App-V 5.0 packages through known package management mechanisms. No special instructions are needed, for example, to add, publish, unpublish, or remove Office packages.

Microsoft Office integration with Windows

The following table provides a full list of supported integration points for Office 2010.

Extension Point Description Office 2010

Lync meeting Join Plug-in for Firefox and Chrome

User can join Lync meetings from Firefox and Chrome

Sent to OneNote Print Driver

User can print to OneNote


OneNote Linked Notes

OneNote Linked Notes

Send to OneNote Internet Explorer Add-In

User can send to OneNote from IE

Firewall Exception for Lync and Outlook

Firewall Exception for Lync and Outlook

MAPI Client

Native apps and add-ins can interact with virtual Outlook through MAPI

SharePoint Plugin for Firefox

User can use SharePoint features in Firefox

Mail Control Panel Applet

User gets the mail control panel applet in Outlook


Primary Interop Assemblies

Support managed add-ins

Office Document Cache Handler

Allows Document Cache for Office applications

Outlook Protocol Search handler

User can search in outlook


Active X Controls:

For more information on ActiveX controls, refer to ActiveX Control API Reference.


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   OneDrive Pro Browser Helper

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OneDrive Pro Icon Overlays

Windows explorer shell icon overlays when users look at folders OneDrive Pro folders

Additional resources

Office 2013 App-V 5.0 Packages 5.0 Additional Resources

Supported scenarios for deploying Microsoft Office as a sequenced App-V Package

Office 2010 App-V 5.0 Packages

Microsoft Office 2010 Sequencing Kit for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0

Known issues when you create or use an App-V 5.0 Office 2010 package

How to sequence Microsoft Office 2010 in Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0

Connection Groups

Deploying Connection Groups in Microsoft App-V v5

Managing Connection Groups

Dynamic Configuration

About App-V 5.0 Dynamic Configuration