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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: Error Code 0000C800 is generated when connecting to the App-V Management Console
Here’s a new KB article we published today. This one tells you how to fix an issue where error code 0000C800 is generated when connecting to the App-V Management Console: ===== Symptoms When connecting to the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V or SoftGrid) Management Web Service from the App...
16 Jan 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
New Microsoft Licensing and Support for Virtualization
This isn't necessarily SoftGrid or App-V specific but since it's virtualization related I figured you would want to be aware of this, especially since it involves changes to our support policy. My own personal one line summary would be that if you're running one of the applications mentioned in...
20 Aug 2008
New KB: Elevation and Run-As Considerations in Microsoft App-V Environments
Just a quick FYI on a new KB we published this morning: ===== Symptoms Applications whose manifests specify automatic elevation (for example mmc.exe) may require additional steps to work correctly using run-as in App-V environments. This is a common scenario for environments that require using separate...
27 Jun 2011
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
Known issues with Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1
Now that App-V 4.6 SP1 is released we decided to publish a couple KB articles to give you a heads up on some issues we saw during the beta. Most of these are just FYIs and configuration related scenarios but if you’re rolling out Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1 then you’ll...
11 Mar 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
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 220.127.116.1100, 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
New Knowledge Base articles for 11-2 through 11-8
We had two new Knowledge Base articles for the week. Links and titles are below: ======== SoftGrid 4.5 for Win Desktop AL 959524 - Support for .NET in Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (App-V) Published - New EN-US SoftGrid 4.5 for Win Desktop AL 959521 - Client installer command line parameters...
11 Nov 2008
Understanding the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% environmental variable in Microsoft App-V
Here’s a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published today. This one covers the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% environmental variable: ===== Symptoms After modifying the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% environment variable, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) packages may fail to load or may connect...
2 Jun 2011
Considerations when Updating an App-V Read-only (Shared) Cache
Here’s another KB article we published today. It’s a regular fountain of new content! ===== Summary The concept of a shared, or read-only cache was introduced in version 4.6 of the Microsoft Application Virtualization client. When using App-V in a Shared Cache environment, it is recommended to...
27 Sep 2011
Applications fail to launch with error 04-00000A04 after App-V 4.6 SP1 upgrade
Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptom After upgrading a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 client to App-V 4.6 Service Pack 1 (SP1), applications may fail to launch with the following error: The Application Virtualization Client could not launch the...
3 Oct 2011
Released: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: August 2009
We just released the hotfix package for August 2009 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1. This hotfix package addresses the following issues: It takes significantly longer to stream a package over the RTSPS protocol than to stream a...
28 Sep 2009
Two new App-V Knowledge Base articles are now available – KB971917 and KB973756
We have a couple new Knowledge Base articles that were published last week. One concerning a hotfix package and the other a resolution/workaround to an issue you may run into. Details and links are below: ======== The first is 971917. This article describes a hotfix package for June...
21 Jul 2009
A new KB article is available: KB976338 - Description of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (App-V 4.5 SP1) is now available. This service pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5. Additionally, it contains the following improvements: Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 App-V 4.5 SP1 provides...
10 Nov 2009
New KB: Microsoft App-V 4.6 error 2C-000036B1 when launching Access after applying KB2467174
Just a quick FYI on a new KB we published this morning: ===== Symptoms After applying Microsoft Security Update KB2647174 Microsoft Access virtualized with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) may fail to launch with an error similar to the following: Application Virtualization Error The Application...
16 Jun 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
Error 268480357 starting an App-V Management Server with dynamic SQL ports
Here’s another good KB article we published today. If you’re seeing error 268480357 on your App-V server then you’ll want to check this one out. ===== Symptoms The Application Virtualization Management Server service may fail to start on a Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (App-V 4.5) server with...
26 Oct 2011
Now available: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: December 2011
Just a quick FYI that we recently released Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 dated December 2011. I don’t think I mentioned this one before so if you haven’t seen it you’ll want to check it out: ===== This article describes a hotfix package that contains the latest...
13 Feb 2012
New KB - Error message when you upgrade the SQL Server database role from App-V Management Server 4.1 to App-V Management Server 4.5: "Error 25119"
When you try to upgrade the SQL Server database role from Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Management Server 4.1 to Application Virtualization Management Server 4.5, the upgrade may fail with the following error message: Error 25119. The installation program could not upgrade the configuration...
15 Dec 2009
Want to stay current on all the new App-V KB articles? Here's how
If you're in charge of administering Microsoft Application Virtualization or any large infrastructure then chances are you're pretty concerned with making sure you're aware of any new Knowledge Base articles as quickly as possible. That's why you subscribe to this blog and others like it. Being...
16 Oct 2008
New Knowledge Base articles for 2-10 through 2-16
We have a couple new Knowledge Base articles that published the week of February 10. Check 'em out: ======= http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947666 A McAfee antivirus program may detect the Sftfsxp.sys SoftGrid file as a Backdoor-BAC Trojan horse program Softgrid for Terminal Server EN EN-US...
27 Feb 2008
New KB - Hotfix Package 6 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: September 2009
This article describes a hotfix package for September 2009 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1. Note We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new hotfix...
15 Dec 2009
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