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Fix: Applications virtualized with Microsoft App-V disappear after enabling drive encryption
Here's another quick tip on an issue you might run into where an application virtualized with Microsoft App-V may disappear and no longer become streamable after enabling drive encryption on App-V clients. This is due to the drive encryption locking the associated OSD files. If this happens and...
30 Nov 2010
A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS
Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on another Windows version. This PowerShell script modifies...
3 Apr 2012
Known issues and limitations when using virtualized Office 2010 applications on App-V 4.6 and App-V 4.5 SP2 clients
Just a heads up on a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published today. If you currently run a virtualized version of Microsoft Office or plan to do so in the future then this makes a great reference: ===== Summary This article discusses known issues and limitations when using virtualized Microsoft...
13 Dec 2010
Launching an App-V virtualized application on a Remote Desktop Web Access server launches the wrong virtualized application
Here’s another KB article we published today. This one tells you how to fix an issue where trying to launch a virtualized application on a Remote Desktop Web Access server ends up launching a different one: ===== Symptoms When users login to a Remote Desktop Session Host server using a Remote Desktop...
28 Nov 2011
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 client service fails to start with Symantec PGP Installed
Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one involves a conflict between App-V 4.5 and PGP: ===== Symptoms The Microsoft Application Virtualization Client service may fail to start on App-V 4.5 clients running on machines that also have Symantec PGP Desktop Corporate 10.1 or 9.x installed...
12 Oct 2011
How to troubleshoot applications failing to stream from an App-V management server
Here’s a new App-V KB article we published today. If you ever need to troubleshoot issues where a client fails to stream a virtualized app from the App-V server then there’s no better place to start than right here: ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot virtualized...
7 Sep 2011
New WSUS Category and Product Family for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
I saw that the WSUS product team announced a new product category for App-V 4.5 and figured you might like a heads up about it here. To quote the product team: "We will be adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Microsoft Application Virtualization. The Microsoft Application...
8 Jun 2010
Microsoft Compiled HTML Help files (*.CHM) accessed within App-V packages fail to display correctly after Internet Explorer 8 is upgraded to Internet Explorer 9
Here’s one more KB article we published today. Enjoy! ===== Symptoms On a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS server running the App-V Client version 126.96.36.19900, after Internet Explorer 8 is upgraded to Internet Explorer 9, the Microsoft Compiled HTML Help files (*.chm) in some App-V packages may stop working...
27 Sep 2011
Sequencing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with App-V
Since Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 we have heard from numerous customers that they would like to deploy it using App-V. This is not feasible with the shipping products. Microsoft will be releasing updates to the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) products...
18 Oct 2010
App-V: How to Adjust/Increase/Reduce the RTCP/RTP Port Ranges for Use with RTSP
Here’s another great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very own Steve Thomas. This one walks you through how to adjust, increase or reduce the RTCP/RTP port ranges for use with RTSP in App-V: ===== To stream applications via RTSP, the App-V server uses three channels...
29 Nov 2011
Important Additional step when Sequencing the .NET 2.0 Framework in App-V 4.6 and above for Windows XP Clients
Here’s a great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Steve Thomas. This one talks about an important additional step you need to take when virtualizing (sequencing) .NET 2.0 Framework in App-V 4.6 and above for Windows XP Clients: ===== For App-V Clients running...
28 Nov 2011
Learning about App-V with TechNet Virtual Labs
With the popularity of Microsoft App-V growing like crazy it seems there's always a fresh stream of folks who are new to the product and looking for some resources to help them get up to speed fast. If this is you, or you just want a refresher to make sure you're making the most of the product...
30 Sep 2010
App-V User Group Days in Europe
We have a strong independent App-V Community in Europe and they meet from time to time in Microsoft offices to get the latest information about App-V and get connected to each other in the App-V business. The meetings start in Germany as a German speaking event and the next App-V Day for...
21 Sep 2011
Error: HP Universal Printing | Invalid Address when using the Hewlett-Packard Universal Printer Drivers with Microsoft Application Virtualization
Here’s one more new KB article we published this morning. This one talks about how to allow App-V clients to print to HP UPD printers: ===== Symptoms When using the Hewlett-Packard Universal Printer Drivers (HP UPD) with the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) client and trying to configure...
13 Oct 2011
New KB: Error 25100 or 25109 when installing the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management service
Just an FYI on a KB we published today. If you try installing the App-V server and get error 25100 or 25109 then take a look at this one: Symptoms When you attempt to install the Application Virtualization 4.5 Management Server either through a typical installation option or a custom option that...
17 Jun 2010
New KB: After upgrading a Microsoft App-V server, client machines may receive 0A-20000194 errors when trying to launch applications
We posted this solution a while back but it's proven to be so popular that it was converted to an official Knowledge Base article. You can find our original post here but the test of the KB is below: ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. You install the App-v 4.x server and set...
21 Sep 2010
TechNet Wiki: Managing and Installing the App-V Packages
Here’s another article written by Microsoft Partner and MVP Leandro E. Carvalho that’s over in the TechNet Wiki. This one talks about managing and installing Microsoft Application Virtualization packages: After the sequencing process of applications through the Application Virtualization Sequencer, you...
7 Apr 2011
Take our survey and let us know how you use Microsoft App-V
This survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation. The Microsoft App-V Product Team The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/ The SCMDM Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mdm/ The ConfigMgr Support Team blog...
20 Oct 2010
When to sequence Office 2010 from scratch and when to use the Package Accelerator
That question in the title has caused some confusion with our customers. It usually comes up after " What is a Package Accelerator?" , or "There is a Package Accelerator for Office ?" If you follow the links above, you will go straight to an in-depth series of articles on Package Accelerators and...
9 Aug 2011
How to troubleshoot failures when refreshing the publishing server on an App-V client
Here’s a new App-V KB article we published this today. If you ever need to troubleshoot client refresh issues with an App-V server then there’s no better place to start than right here: ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot failures when refreshing a publishing server on a Microsoft Application...
7 Sep 2011
App-V Fix: Streaming RTSP may fail with the Citrix Netscaler Load Balancer
Hi everyone, Steve Thomas here and today I wanted to talk about a recent issue where streaming may fail when using a Netscaler load balancer. Load balancers are common when using App-V in an RTSP streaming mode (one that leverages either the management server or the streaming server), however on...
8 Jun 2011
KB: How to Enable Automatic Crash Dump Generation in Microsoft Application Virtualization
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one walks you through how to create a crash dump in Microsoft Application Virtualization should you ever need to do so as guided by a Microsoft support engineer: ===== Symptoms This article describes how to enable automatic crash dump generation...
26 Mar 2012
Solution: Installing the App-V 4.6 Desktop Client using SETUP.MSI fails with Error 25010
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning that talks about an issue you might run into when trying to install the Microsoft Application Virtualization client using the MSI instead of setup.exe. Fortunately it’s an easy one to resolve: ===== Symptoms When running the Microsoft...
9 Jun 2011
Tips and tricks for troubleshooting App-V and SQL
This guide is intended to provide some general troubleshooting tips and tricks in regards to issues you might experience with App-V Management Servers 4.5 and SQL 2005/2008. When the App-V Management Server notices issues towards the SQL Datastore, in certain scenarios we can see problems such as the...
21 Mar 2011
New KB: Common dialogs fail to open in applications sequenced with Microsoft App-V
Here’s a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published this morning. If you’re seeing an issue where dialog boxes fail to open with a virtualized app then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms Common dialogs such as File \ Open, Save, or Save-As... fail to open in applications sequenced in...
12 Sep 2011
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