Introducing Virtual Application Extensions in App-V 5.0

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Amir, there's no setting for this at present but the demand for restricting the GUI elements has been noted.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Glad you found it useful Parvez!

  3. Anonymous says:


    There is a feature called run virtual which may interest you. It allows us to monitor for a local native process to be spawned at which point we will then start a virtual application with it. Check this blog post out:…/app-v-5-0-delivers-internet-explorer-plugin-nirvana

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Prashant,

    Good question and one that I have heard a few times. I have spoken to the product team around this and unfortunately context menus/shell extensions were out of scope for App-V 5.0. The team do appreciate the demand for this capability however.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi there, virtual application extensions are more geared around hooks into the OS and locally available apps, connections groups cater for virtual app to virtual app visibility, check this post out for more on connection groups:…/connection-groups-dsc-improved-for-app-v-5-0.aspx

  6. Anonymous says:


    For application A to have access to the virtual environment for application B you will need to load it within the bubble in some way. This can be done by publishing a shortcut to the native application or maybe by calling it from a script within application B.

  7. parvez1 says:

    informative article

  8. Prashant Patale says:

    If this is possible, then how about Context Menu's?

    Could you please provide more details on it.

  9. Amir says:

    Very nice and very informative Thamim – thanks!  I'm having a hard time finding where I can disable/hide appv (v5.0) icon in systray.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.

  10. Arokiyaraj M says:

    Hi Thamim,

        Wondering to know.. Is there any option either in App-v 4.6 SP1 or 5.0 versions that to give a link such a way that the native/local package can reach the bubble to access the Virtual package.. Please let me know.. I am clear that I am not talking about the DSC.

  11. Arokiyaraj M says:

    Hi Thamim,

        Thanks for the info.. Please let me know is this is possible in App-v4.6 SP2, Actually my question is… suppose I have applicatin A [Native Package] whcvih is already installed on the machine, Application B [Virtual Package] installing upon Application A I want to access some files from A to B. Please suggest.

  12. Daniel says:

    Seems like having the virtual application package extensions being registered in the OS can solve many application isolation issues. How is that different from Client Connection groups?

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