Hotfix Package 6 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: April 2012 Now Available

KBThis article describes a hotfix package that contains the latest fixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This hotfix package is dated April 2012.

This hotfix package fixes the following issue:

  • On a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, the Microsoft Application Virtualization service receives an exception and then crashes. After the crash, the service cannot be started because of the lost file system, and the server must be restarted.

For all the details and a download link please see the following:

KB2693779 - Hotfix Package 6 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: April 2012

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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Comments (3)
  1. Hotfixes are not intended to deploy to all client computers in production. Only to machine who realy need it.…/cc750077.aspx

  2. Anonymous says:


    As I'm busy preparing for SCCM 2012 I realized that for App-V you need at least 4.6 SP1 CU5.

    To deploy my app-V agent I wanted to use the new application model but then I got stuck if I wanted to install the agent with CU5 immediatly applied.

    Normally you can use the msi PATCH property but it requires you to specify a full path, so without wrapping it into a script I see this not feasible.

    Alternatively I could use SCUP to publish this update into WSUS but here again I  have an issue because I can't specify "Microsoft" as update publisher.

    So, wouldn't it be nice if Microsoft made these rollups available into WSUS, so we could more easily deploy these? similar like you did with 4.6 SP1.

    I'm not sure if you can help me with that, but could this be taken under consideration as it would really make our lives easier?



  3. Fabien PERRIER says:

    On Windows Server 2003 there is the same problem. The service cannot be restart, and the server must be restart. I go to try this hotfix. Thank you for information

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