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 upon which we could…

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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 application you requested. An unexpected error occurred….

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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 published applications,…

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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 a clean installation. It is…

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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.  If you collect a verbose…

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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.  You delete…

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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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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 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 will automatically display a website with more information about…

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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.microsoft.com. Note: MDOP and…

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