App-V 5.1 Hotfix 2 and 5.0 SP3 Hotfix 3 Now Available

App-V 5.1 Hotfix 2 and 5.0 SP3 Hotfix 3 are available now and referenced in the same KB article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3139245 Full details, download and testing recommendations are available at the link above. For Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.1 RTM, this hotfix package fixes the following issues: Issue 1The lock on the VFS folder was not getting…

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App-V 5.1 ScriptRunner

One of the major improvements included in App-V 5.1 is the improved handling of scripts used with App-V Packages. The change from 4.6 to 5.0 scripting was a difficult transition for many. Microsoft Consultant, Steve Thomas, pointed out in his article on scripting, "It is almost easier to pretend you know nothing about App-V 4.x…

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Moving to App-V 5 as App-V 4.6 Mainstream Support Ends

First, don't panic.  Mainstream Support ending doesn't mean that if you are using App-V 4.6 you are suddenly going to be unsupported.  What it does mean, however, is that after July 14, 2015 there won't be anymore hotfixes or service packs. App-V 4.6 won't be unsupported until July 14, 2020, so you can keep using it for…

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New(b) series of articles coming soon.

I am going to finally get some new articles up here with a majority of them around being a Noob (that's "newbie") with some of our products. I'll cover how to get going on products, or help avoid common mistakes that can snowball into a failed configuration.  Additionally, I'll address specific areas of expertise within our…

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App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer – Where is the “Begin Monitoring” button?

The App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer introduced a new workflow to the App-V Sequencer.  The intent of the new workflow is to make the process of Sequencing easier.  For users new to Sequencing, the workflow is one of the many changes introduced that makes Sequencing an application faster, more predictable, and easier to do.  For experienced…

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App-V: Application Usage Reporting is Inaccurate

One of the features of the App-V Management Server is the ability to report usage data.  This is a great feature if you want to track application usage.  Sometimes, however, you may run a report on an application and know that there is no way the information could be accurate.  The reporting is accurate for…

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