App-V 4.6 Service Pack 2 is available on Microsoft Update

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 2 is now available via Microsoft Update. This also means that you can leverage WSUS as well as the software updates feature of Configuration Manager to deliver this update to your RDS and desktop clients. This is the third service pack that App-V has delivered viaMicrosoft Update.  You can view all the Microsoft…

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The Case of the Mysterious Open SFT Handle

Here is another interesting one-off issue that was happening on a few machines in one of my customer’s environments. They were using App-V 4.6 with Configuration Manager 2012 managing the packages. The virtual applications were distributed fully cached to the clients (download and execute.) The problem was that the download to the cache would never…

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App-V 4.6: Why is SFTLP.EXE crashing and why can’t I troubleshoot it?

I have encountered an interesting issue where a series of applications that have been virtualized with App-V 4.6 will fail due to an operational error. Ironically it has nothing to do with any kind of limits within App-V or is even related to the virtualization model of App-V. It happens because a key component of…

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