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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
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
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
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
New KB: Upgrading the Microsoft App-V client from 4.5 to 4.6 silently using ESD
Just a quick heads up on a new Microsoft Application Virtualization Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one shows you how to upgrade the Microsoft App-V client from 4.5 to 4.6 silently using an ESD: ===== In order to retain the current cache and the current user settings, as well as...
11 Apr 2011
Upgrading the Microsoft App-V client from 4.5 to 4.6 silently using ESD
In order to retain the current cache and the current user settings, as well as published applications, you will need to do an in-place upgrade with the 4.6 installer. However, for Microsoft App-V version 4.6, command-line parameters cannot be used during a client upgrade and must be used only during...
10 Feb 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
New KB: A virtualized application on an App-V client fails to launch with Error Code 2A-0000274D
Symptoms A virtualized application on an App-V client fails to launch with the following error: The Application Virtualization Client could not launch application name . No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. Error code: xxxxxxx-xxxxxx2A-0000274D Cause This issue...
22 Sep 2010
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
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: 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: 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
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
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
Solution: You receive an access denied error message when you try to start the APP-V client console
You may receive an access denied error message when you start the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (APP-V) client console by using the local administrator account. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following: Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx33-00000005 If you're...
7 Jan 2010
New App-V KB Article: KB976248 - Error message when you upgrade an Application Virtualization client from Windows Vista to Windows 7: "Program Compatibility Report"
When you upgrade a Microsoft Application Virtualization (also known as App-V) client from Windows Vista to Windows 7, you receive the following error message: Program Compatibility Report The program is blocked due to compatibility issues. Report the problem to see if a solution is available. Windows...
1 Dec 2009
Understanding the Autoload Feature of Microsoft App-V 4.5
Understanding the autoload feature is important for those users either new to App-V in general or are in the process of planning an upgrade to 4.5 from a previous version of Softgrid. Administrators need to understand the various characteristics of the autoload feature and its options for configuration...
28 Jul 2009
A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available - KB973366
As part of our efforts to help you be more successful with our products, we’ve published a new Knowledge Base article that has some recommendations for how to configure your Terminal Servers for best performance when hosting virtualized apps: KB973366 - Recommended configuration settings for Application...
13 Jul 2009
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
What is the App-V IgnoredApps key and why should I be aware of it?
The IgnoredApps key is used to mark an inconsistency between a locally-cached .OSD file which is either corrupt or not accessible for various reasons and its original location. There could be many reasons for this, including but not limited to: Malformed XML File corruption Access Permissions erroneously...
28 May 2009
How to determine the space remaining in the App-V client cache
Have you ever wondered how you can find out how much free space is available in the App-V client cache? This information is captured on the client computer by a performance counter called “App Virt Client Cache” and it has three components; “Cache size (MB)”, “Cache free space (MB)” and “% free space...
6 Apr 2009
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
How App-V Uses Your System Drive!
Today, our topic will be files and folders. As you probably already noticed, there is another drive (often named as Q ), which is not accessible from user environment, in client machines Today we will cover the files and folders which are available by end users. Although clients stream the application...
26 Mar 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
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