A PowerShell script to list all existing App-V package dependencies

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, back in App-V 4.5 we first introduced Dynamic Suite Composition, a technology that allows you to link, or create dependencies between, multiple virtualized applications.  This is a powerful feature that allows multiple virtual applications to share the same virtual environment without having to re-sequence those apps together…

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Solution: Error message when you try to publish a Windows Installer package for a virtual application from a network share to an App-V Client: xxxxxx-xxxxxx0A-000001D1

After you sequence an application that uses the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer version 4.5 or a later version, you have the option of generating a Windows Installer package to publish the application. If you try to publish a Windows Installer package that is located on a network share, you may receive the following error…

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Now available for download: Hotfix Package 1 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1: January 2010

Just a quick FYI that we recently released a new Knowledge Base article documenting a hotfix package for January 2010 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1). You can get all the details on the specific issues that are fixed as well as download the hotfix here:…

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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 using…

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Solution: You receive an access denied error message when you try to start the APP-V client console

You may receive an access denied error message when you start the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (APP-V) client console by using the local administrator account.  Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following: Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx33-00000005 If you’re running into this issue then we just published a new Knowledge Base article you’ll…

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How to remove servers from the App-V management console

We occasionally get questions about how to remove management servers from the management console and although there is no simple way to delete a single server from the management console what you can do as a workaround is essentially delete them all and then re-add the ones you want to keep.  It’s a real easy…

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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 data store. Please see the installation log file for more information. The…

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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 release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes…

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Do I need to re-sequence my applications when I move to a new OS?

This question has come up numerous times: Do I need to re-sequence my applications when I move to a new OS? There have been multiple statements published and circulated about this topic and the real answer is “it depends!”  What’s really important is that you test your existing virtual applications on the new operating system…

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App-V and support for applications with custom shell extensions

Microsoft Application Virtualization does not support applications that use shell extension handlers implemented with a custom dynamic-link library (DLL). The reason that APP-V cannot support applications with custom shell extensions is that this would require providing Windows Explorer access to the virtual environment.  Shell extensions are sometimes referred to as Shell integration. Some applications allow…

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