Important notes regarding the App-V 5.0 SP2 update


ImportantPlease be aware that Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 2 (App-V 5.0 SP2) does not include a new version of the App-V Server. This means that currently the most recent version of the App-V 5.0 Server component is App-V 5.0 SP1. In addition, please make note of the following regarding App-V 5.0 SP2 clients:

– If you deploy App-V 5.0 SP2 clients running on Windows 8.1 in your environment and plan to manage the clients using the App-V infrastructure you must install the following App-V 5.0 SP1 Server hotfix:

KB2897087 – Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2897087)

– If you are running and managing App-V 5.0 SP2 clients on Windows 8.1 and using any of the following methods then no additional update is required:

  • Standalone mode
  • Configuration Manager
  • Third party ESD

The App-V 5.0 SP2 client is fully compatible with Windows 8.1 for all methods of deployment.

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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