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 on why below: ========…

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Application Virtualization Product Team needs your help!

  Hi Everyone,   The Application Virtualization team would like to get your input and ask you to help us with our planning process.   We’d like your insight to help us improve SERVER application serviceability, reliability, and availability to create a consistent deployment experience.  This experience can be accomplished through application virtualization by making server applications…

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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 Application Virtualization 4.5…

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Virtualizing Adobe Photoshop 7.x with Microsoft App-V 4.5

Here’s another solution from Steve Thomas, our friendly neighborhood App-V beta engineer.  This time he brings news on how we can now virtualize Adobe Photoshop 7.x using Microsoft App-V 4.5: ======== Issue: When you attempt to run a virtualized version of Adobe Photoshop 7.x using SoftGrid 4.2x or earlier and Windows Vista clients, the application…

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A Streaming Server may fail to restart after being stopped if clients are still connected

Here’s another issue we saw a couple times during the App-V 4.5 beta. It’s probably something that would be fairly uncommon but in case you’re having trouble restarting a Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server after it’s been stopped then this would be something to look at: ======== Issue: After stopping a Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming…

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Virtualized Outlook 2007 search feature may not work as designed on Windows Vista clients

Here’s another great tip from Steve Thomas, this time concerning the search function in Outlook 2007 when streamed to Windows Vista clients: ======== Issue: When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is sequenced and streamed with Windows Vista, the search function in Outlook may not function as designed. Note: Outlook 2003 does not experience this problem Cause: This…

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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 for the first time, and the first time only, the following…

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Sequencing Windows Live Applications

Here are some tips on sequencing various Windows Live components that was originally written up by our very own Terry McKinney. If you have plans for sequencing any of the Windows Live apps you’ll want to read through this first: ======== This article describes the level of functionality that can be achieved when sequencing Windows…

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Sequencing Apple Safari 3.1

Here’s another one we ran across during the Microsoft App-V 4.5 beta.  If you’re having trouble sequencing the Safari browser then this one’s for you: ======== Issue: When attempting to sequence Apple Safari 3.1, the package hangs after the shortcut is launched during phase 6 (Launch Applications) in the 4.5 App-V Sequencer.  The same issue…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 11-30 through 12-6

For the week of 11-30 through 12-6 we had three new Knowledge Base articles on Microsoft App-V.  Links and titles are below: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=960782 When upgrading to Vista SP2 from XP, you may get an Application Compatibility Warning for the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=960917 In low memory situations the App-V 4.5 Application Virtualization Client…

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