When launching an App-V application you may receive error XXXXXX-XXXXXX0A-00000121

Here’s another odd App-V error you could possibly run into.  The first time I read this I wondered how this could ever possibly happen but I guess it happened to someone otherwise it wouldn’t have been reported to us: ======== Issue: If an App-V application package OSD file’s CODEBASE GUID reference is changed to a…

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App-V server install error "The Installation program was unable to create the required IIS virtual directory"

Here’s another one turned up by our hard working beta team.  If you’re installing the server on Win2K8 be sure you have the IIS6 compatibility bits and the scripts and tools installed: ======== Issue: When attempting to do an installation of the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server on Windows Server 2008, the installer may present…

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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, an attempt to open a Microsoft Office document may…

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"Invalid mount point specified” error message on App-V 4.5 Command Line Interface (CLI) Sequencer

Here’s an issue the the App-V beta team ran into and since I didn’t see it documented anywhere else I thought I’d give everyone a heads up here: ======== Issue: When sequencing an application with the App-V Command Line Interface (CLI) Sequencer (SFTSequencer.com) you may receive an “Invalid mount point specified” error message if the…

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Didn’t pass that Microsoft Certification exam? Get a free second shot

Just an FYI that Microsoft is offering a free second chance to pass that Microsoft Certification exam as well as a 25% discount on an additional exam.  You better hurry though as you have to sign up by December 31st.  ======== Second Shot now gives you two incentives to get certified! In the real world,…

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The App-V Ping Tool

SoftGridBlog.com just posted about a cool new tool called the App-V Ping Tool.  I haven’t tried it myself but I can definitely see where it could come in handy.  Keep in mind this isn’t a Microsoft tool so we make no guarantees, etc. but if you want to check it out I have a brief…

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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…

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App-V: "Can’t find services.exe" error after clicking Start Monitoring

Here’s a great tip from Sebastian Gernert on sequencing on Windows Vista.  If you’re getting a “Can’t find services.exe” error when you begin monitoring then you better take a look at those policies: ======== Issue: When sequencing an application on Windows Vista, after clicking Start Monitoring you may receive the following error: Can’t find services.exe…

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App-V: Client immediately enters Disconnected Operation mode on startup

In certain SoftGrid/App-V environments, clients may startup and immediately go into Disconnected Operations (DO) mode instead of refreshing from the server or streaming applications.  This can happen if there’s a delay in contacting the server when the client attempts to launch a virtualized app.  On the first launch of any application, the App-V transport does…

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Warning 25017. The installation Program could not create the Active Directory marker object for the server

Here’s an issue I’ve seen pop up a couple times so I thought it would be worth a heads up here.  They key takeaway?  Even if you get this warning when installing App-V, it doesn’t actually cause the install to fail and Microsoft Application Virtualization will continue to work just fine.  Here’s the skinny: Issue:…

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