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The Official Microsoft App-V Team Blog
Your official source for all the latest news and tech tips for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V).
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New KB: Recommended antivirus or antimalware exclusions when troubleshooting Application Virtualization (App-V) client issues
Just a quick note to let you know about a new Knowledge Base article we just published. This one discusses the AV exclusions you should implement when troubleshooting App-V client issues: ===== Summary The purpose of this article is to provide information about directories that should be excluded...
6 Jul 2011
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
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
The Application Virtualization 4.5 client may fail to open a Microsoft Office document after completing a Desktop Refresh
Here's an issue our own Michelle Dixon ran into while working on the 4.5 beta. Note that her issue specifically mentions Microsoft Office but this can occur with any exceptionally large virtualized app: ======== Issue: After performing a Desktop Refresh on an Application Virtualization 4.5 Client...
19 Nov 2008
Icons remain after a user with a mandatory profile is disallowed access to an application
One of the great things about SoftGrid/App-V is that it's so easy to shoot out apps to client machines and automatically populate the user's desktop or Start menu with the appropriate icons, but if you're using mandatory profiles this may not work as expected. Steve Thomas wrote up a quick blurb...
18 Dec 2008
Opening Visio documents from a SharePoint site using Edit in Microsoft Visio may fail with App-V
On an App-V 4.5 client that is running a sequenced (virtualized) version of Microsoft Visio 2003, when attempting to open a Visio document from a SharePoint site by clicking the drop-down and selecting "Edit in Microsoft Office Visio" it may fail with the following error: The document could...
29 Jun 2009
App-V client install may fail with error 1603 due to performance counter registration errors
I was going through some of the issues we saw during the 4.5 beta and came across another one I thought you might find interesting. This is one where the installation of the App-V client will fail with the following error: "Installation operation failed. Error 1708" If you then check...
29 Jan 2009
Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based applications may generate error on first launch
Here's another tip from Steve Thomas, esteemed 4.5 beta engineer. This one involves a specific error you may receive when sequencing Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based applications: ======== Issue: When a virtualized Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based application is launched...
11 Dec 2008
Solution: Using the Refresh Server option to refresh a Publishing Server from the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client MMC snap-in results in error code 04-00000917
When you use the Refresh Server option to refresh a Publishing Server from the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Client MMC snap-in, you may receive the following error message: The Application Virtualization Client could not update publishing information from the server server name . The...
8 Jul 2010
Solution: Licensing error when you run an Adobe Creative Suite 4 Application on a x64 App-V client platform
When you virtualize one or more applications from Adobe's Creative Suite 4 (CS), such as Acrobat Reader or Adobe Photoshop, you may receive the following error message: Licensing for this product has stopped working. You cannot use this product at this time. You must repair the problem by uninstalling...
2 Feb 2010
The App-V client installation may fail if there's insufficient free space on the drive for the cache
Here's another issue we saw during the App-V 4.5 beta that you might run across when installing the client. The resolution may seem obvious but the error can be confusing because it won't come right out and tell you that you don't have enough drive space: ======== Issue: When installing the Microsoft...
16 Dec 2008
Group Policy Object (GPO) upgrade of SoftGrid may fail with Installer errors 1642, 1606 or 1603
I was going over some of the issues our SoftGrid/App-V support folks have been getting recently and I came across this client install issue that I thought some of you might be interested in hearing about. This one involves getting 1642, 1606 and/or 1603 installer errors when upgrading an existing...
27 Jan 2009
App-V client refresh results in error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx2A-0000274D
I was talking to App-V Support Engineer John Behneman the other day about some of the more popular cases and what kinds of issues those folks were seeing and he tells me about how common it is for new App-V admins to accidentally install more than one App-V component on the same box. I haven't actually...
13 Nov 2008
After upgrading a Microsoft App-V server, client machines may receive 0A-20000194 errors when trying to launch applications
Here's an issue we see every once in a while and since I didn't see the details published anywhere I thought I'd go ahead and do that here. Consider the following scenario: 1. You install the App-v 4.x server and set the packageroot (content directory) to an alternate location (not the default...
2 Mar 2010
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
MSI based virtual apps may only create Quick Launch icons for the account used to installed it
With Microsoft App-V 4.5, and with SoftGrid 4.2 along with the MSI utility , we now have the ability to create and distribute standalone virtual apps that require no server or streaming infrastructure whatsoever. While this gives tremendous flexibility in how we deploy apps, when using it you'll...
5 Jan 2009
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
Solution: Using the Refresh Server option to refresh a Publishing Server from the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client MMC snap-in results in error code 2A-0000274D
When you use the Refresh Server option to refresh a Publishing Server from the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Client MMC snap-in, you may receive the following error message: The Application Virtualization Client could not update publishing information from the server ServerName . No connection...
12 Jul 2010
Solution: An application on an App-V client fails to launch with Error Code: 0A-10000002
An application on a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) client may fail to launch with the following error: The Application Virtualization Client could not launch application name. The specified Application Virtualization Server could not be accessed. Try again in a few minutes. If the problem...
7 Jul 2010
Running SFTMIME with the LOAD switch on Windows Vista clients
If you've been using SoftGrid or App-V for a while then you probably already know all the cool things you can do using the SFTMIME utility . You can load apps, delete apps, configure certain settings, and so on, but if you run SFTMIME on Windows Vista then it's possible you may run into the following...
13 Jan 2009
Troubleshooting App-V with log files
If you've ever found yourself having to troubleshoot some sort of software related issue then you know that being able to get a log file can be incredibly helpful. With Microsoft Application Virtualization it's no different. There are two primary logs that you'll probably end up working with: 1. Sftlog...
26 Jan 2009
You receive a 0E-00002015 error when executing a virtual application's OSD for the first time
Here's another tip from Steve Thomas that he found during the 4.5 beta. This is probably not something you'd run into on a regular basis but I wanted to mention it just in case: ======== Issue: You may receive the following error message (0e-00002015) when attempting to launch a App-V virtual application...
8 Dec 2008
Solution: A virtualized application on a Microsoft App-V client fails to launch with Error Code: 2A-00002AF9
Just an FYI on a new Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Knowledge Base article we published today. If you're having trouble running virtualized apps on your clients and getting something along the lines of Error Code: xxxxxxx-xxxxxx2A-00002AF9 then you'll want to check this one out: Symptoms...
30 Aug 2010
Where to find the App-V Documentation
We’ve received some feedback that people may be unfamiliar with the location of the App-V 4.5 documentation, so if you’re wondering what documentation exists for the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 products and where to find this on Technet, read on. The core documentation set includes...
31 Mar 2009
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