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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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App-V 4.6 and applications sequenced using earlier versions
With the release of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 looming on the horizon, a question that seems to pop up over and over again is "Can I run all my apps that I sequenced using App-V 4.5 or 4.2 with the new App-V 4.6 client?" Another one is "Can I run my old 32-bit packages...
21 Jan 2010
Potential issue upgrading a package sequenced on SoftGrid 4.2 with the App-V 4.5 Sequencer
Here’s another issue we came across during the 4.5 beta that I thought deserved a mention here since it’s something a few of you may end up trying yourself. What happens is that when opening or upgrading a package sequenced on SoftGrid 4.2 with the App-V 4.5 Sequencer you may receive a Windows...
3 Mar 2009
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
How to obtain Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
We’ve had a few support calls on this so I wanted to send out a friendly reminder on how to obtain Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1 for App-V 4.5 is now available and can be obtained via the Microsoft Volume License Services site at https://licensing...
6 May 2009
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
How to Prepare for a Migration to App-V 5.0
This is the first post in a series of posts around migration of App-V from 4.x to 5.0. Introduction Since App-V 5.0 was announced in November last year , it has garnered lots of excitement from customers. In order to provide those benefits, App-V was designed from ground up to provide the foundation...
3 Jul 2013
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
Upgrading to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about upgrading from SoftGrid 4.2 to App-V 4.5 seem to be pretty popular so even though this has been out for a few days I thought I'd go ahead and post a link to our upgrade FAQ. The list of questions addressed is below and you can find the original FAQ here . Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck |...
23 Sep 2008
Resolution: You may be unable to uninstall the App-V 4.6 Desktop Client
We recently uncovered this issue and while we're going to be publishing a Knowledge Base article on it very soon I thought it might be helpful to mention it here as well. Issue: Uninstallation of the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 desktop client may fail with no specific error message given...
22 Apr 2010
Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5: December 2008
We had one new App-V Knowledge Base article last week. It was KB959834 and it describes Hotfix Package 2 which addresses these issues: For more information and to download the package see the link below: ======== KB959834 - Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5: December...
21 Jan 2009
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
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
SoftGrid Upgrade: General guidance and recommended practices
We received a number of questions regarding the upgrade process of the various SoftGrid components, so I thought I’d post some general guidelines and recommended best practices we usually try to follow. This information was originally compiled for a 3.2 to 4.1 upgrade scenario but the same SoftGrid...
25 Mar 2008
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
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta is now released
Just an FYI that the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta is now released. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) is covered so this should prove to be an invaluable tool as you plan your rollouts. ======== The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated...
16 Oct 2008
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