KB: Allowing applications running inside an App-V Virtual Environment (VE) to read from or write to the native registry

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one explains how to allow applications running inside an App-V Virtual Environment to read from or write to the native registry on a client. ===== Summary The purpose of this document is to describe the support for registry pass-through functionality that exists in Microsoft Application Virtualization…

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KB: Expanding an App-V 4.6 SP1 package fails with error: Failed to expand package to disk

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue you might run into where expanding an App-V 4.6 SP1 package fails with an error saying “Failed to expand package to disk.” ===== Symptoms To successfully sequence a plug-in with the 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, the package for the primary application should…

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How to specify the version of Visio that is launched by an App-V client

There seems to be some confusion surrounding the licensing model used by Microsoft Visio and how it affects App-V deployments of Visio packages so I wanted to take a minute and see if I could clear this up a little bit. The licensing model used by Visio is unique among the Microsoft Office suite in…

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App-V “Application is not working as expected” Troubleshooting Check List

Hello everyone, John Behneman here again. The purpose of the article is to highlight some very simple OSD file edits/tweaks that can potentially fix a large number of most common issues we see here in product support. Chances are you can save yourself a lot of time and money if you try these simple troubleshooting…

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How to run Process Monitor (ProcMon) inside the App-V virtual environment

Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here. Running Process Monitor (ProcMon) to troubleshoot Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) client issues such as missing files, access denied errors or other file and registry-based issues is sometimes necessary to successfully package an application. This post details a simple method to allow you access inside the App-V virtual environment (bubble) for…

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KB: Launching an App-V application fails with "Unable to initialize package information (0x00000000)" error

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about a couple work arounds for an App-V issue where launching an App-V application fails with "Unable to initialize package information (0x00000000)": ===== Symptoms When launching an application virtualized with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), the application fails to start and generates the…

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A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS

Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on another Windows version. This PowerShell script modifies .OSD files for you so that…

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Troubleshooting 04-0000180C / 6156 Errors in Microsoft Application Virtualization

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about troubleshooting an issue where attempting to upgrade a package in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) fails with error 04-0000180C: ===== Symptoms Attempting to upgrade a package in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) fails with error 04-0000180C:   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client>sftmime.com add…

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KB: How to Enable Automatic Crash Dump Generation in Microsoft Application Virtualization

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one walks you through how to create a crash dump in Microsoft Application Virtualization should you ever need to do so as guided by a Microsoft support engineer: ===== Symptoms This article describes how to enable automatic crash dump generation for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)…

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How to Sequence the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Admin Console with Microsoft App-V

Hi everyone, Somaning Turwale here.  I recently went through sequencing the ConfigMgr 2007 admin console and thought I’d share what I learned with you here.   When trying to Sequence (virtualize) the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator’s Console, the resulting package will generate the following error and fail to run: MMC cannot initialize the snap-in…

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