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  1. App-V Sync Notification (customize the message the user sees/move the sync before the user can click apps)

    We request to change the way the App-V Publishing Refresh UI notifications are presented to end-users and also mitigate a number of user experience errors generated by the fact that applications can be clicked and opened while the Sync is in progress, causing multiple errors that are confusing the user.

    The improvements we propose are the following:

    A. Move the App-V Publishing Refresh UI (Sync) prior loading the user session / prior loading Windows shells (e.g. preferably to something similar to GPO update at logon time)
    OR/AND
    B. Change the wording of this sync popup or allow organizations to change/customize…

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    • to fix SCCM / AppV integration.

      - Currently SCCM doesnt unpublish an AppV application when it is in an uninstall collection
      - SCCM client doesnt perform any AppV action as soon as it encounters for example a MSI installation that requires a reboot

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      • Allow for package upgrades to force application(s) to be fully downloaded before launching, and/or show the loading progress bar

        We package all our apps to load 100% before launching, and deploy them using full infrastructure. We have either configured by design or by default the fact that users load their apps on first use, not at logon.
        Every package we have displays a 'loading' type progress bar then on the first use, and gets to 100% before the program launches for the user.

        I recently had to upgrade a package, so I did that using the sequencer. I knew what to change very specifically, so I used the 'Edit package' option when modifying the existing package. I made my…

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        • Registry functionality in the userconfig xml

          The Registry functionality in the config xml should work more like it did in App-V 4.6, where the code is executed at launch every time in the users context no matter if it was HKLM or HKCU. If I want the registry setting applied in user, then user config.xml; if I want the registry setting applied using system context then put it in the machine config xml etc.

          I,e, <Registry Enabled="true">
          <Include>
          <Key Path="\REGISTRY\USER\[{AppVCurrentUserSID}]\Software\myapp\somekey">
          <Value Type="REG_SZ" Name="hello" Data="world"/>
          </Key>
          </Include>

          in App-V 4.x this OSD edit would apply at launch every time, and the syntax was relative to the user…

          5 votes
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          • AppV mgmt server metadata xml issues

            Publish an article to troubleshoot the AppV management server metadata xml file sync issues with management db. No articles found online.

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            • 6 votes
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              • Display the package name in the publishing refresh progress bar

                The publishing refresh UI displays the number of packages being published, but it would be nice to see the package names for improved user experience

                15 votes
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                • Server Console - Package description not imported from package

                  When you set this information in the sequencer when building the package I would like the console to pull this information when I Import the package. It would be fine if this field was editable after the fact. Just the initial import of the package to populate this field would be appreciated.

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                  • sql auth install option

                    Allow using sql auth for server components for azure db like RDS broker did in 2016.

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                    • get rid of the thing. Its using space that I need for good software

                      provide a way of removing it from my machine

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                      • Add a new feature called Publishing Servers Groups

                        Allow a single AppV management server to manage multiple Publishing groups

                        Publishing Group 1 - hosts specific end user apps
                        - serverPg1-1
                        - serverPg1-2

                        Publishing Group 2 - hosts specific admin apps
                        - serverPg2-1
                        - serverPg2-2

                        Publishing Group 3 - hosts specific business apps
                        - serverPg3-1
                        - serverPg3-2

                        All managed froma single AppV Management server

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                        • display Version Number in Client GUI

                          If would be helpful to to see the Package Version in the Client GUI to debug the deployment.

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                          • Document a reference architecture for App-V, SCCM and Windows 10 Enterprise

                            The heart of the desktop strategy in many organization turn around the different applications that need to be packaged, assigned, distributed. We are entering a world where Windows 10 is one of rapid changes and App-V seems to be the recommended approach for application isolation in the CBB pace. However as of now, it is difficult for a customer to start "as new" without an App-V background and trying to figure out the "correct way" to embrace Windows 10 in its completeless. There are just so many choices possible. Microsoft used to produce such "reference architectures" in the past, and…

                            9 votes
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                            • Support "Set Default Programs" for User-Published Packages

                              Right now, the Application Capabilities Subsystem is only supported for globally published packages: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/appv/2013/01/03/microsoft-application-virtualization-5-0-integration/

                              It would be great to have that kind of integration for user-published packages as well as currently you have to either:
                              - Publish globally and give up on the idea of targeting users
                              or
                              - Publish to users but make them scroll through apps on every unknown extension which is tiring

                              86 votes
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                              • Don't add every App-V application to the "Open With" dialog by default

                                We have hundreds of published apps per user here.

                                One thing we've noticed is that every time a user opens the "Open With" dialog, it takes forever (3-5 minutes) to show up because it tries to populate the dialog with ALL of the currently published App-V packages. This is evident from the fact that once you expand the "More Apps" link, where you can find the names of all of the currently published packages, and from the fact that during the process, the App-V process uses up an extraordinary amount of CPU time (20-50%) and memory (several gigabytes).

                                This happens…

                                88 votes
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                                • Download 5.1 HF6 Update issue/site

                                  The website to download the 5.1 update for client and rds is included in the x86 platform. the x64 one automatically suggested is providing a 5.1 Mgmt server update. This is extremely confusing and annoying. It must be addressed.

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                                  • add the APPV GUI also as a feature on Windows 10

                                    The APPV client is installed on Windows 10 1607 as feature. But the GUI is absent. We are used having the GUI available for our clients and like to have is available too.

                                    36 votes
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                                    • App-V Tokens in shortcut file path arguments doesn't get expanded correctly

                                      We have a few packages that create shortcuts that takes other files as arguments like so:

                                      "C:\App\app.exe" -run "C:\App\app2.exe"

                                      When we sequence a package like this and then publish it using the latest App-V client, the resulting shortcut becomes something like this:

                                      "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration\47A751EF-2D5C-4F58-804F-87F29B6249E6\Root\VFS\AppVPackageDrive\App\app.exe" -run "C:\App\app2.exe"

                                      Obviously, the file path "C:\App\app2.exe" exists only inside the virtual environment, so the app fails to find the file and exits with an error.

                                      The correct behavior should be to have the path expanded into the following:

                                      "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration\47A751EF-2D5C-4F58-804F-87F29B6249E6\Root\VFS\AppVPackageDrive\App\app.exe" -run "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration\47A751EF-2D5C-4F58-804F-87F29B6249E6\Root\VFS\AppVPackageDrive\App\app2.exe"

                                      Editing the shortcut manually to the above will result in a working shortcut.

                                      In fact,…

                                      21 votes
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                                      • It would be good to allow users who are added to an AD Group and already logged in to be able to refresh their apps and recieve the new appl

                                        It would be good to allow users who are added to an AD Group and already logged in to a PC to be able to refresh their apps and receive the new application(s) without logging out/in.

                                        I so far have been unable to replicate the old Appv 4.x - right click stickle brick and refresh apps :)

                                        Thanks, Rich

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Allow to add Service Accounts over the Management Website as Publishing Identity (Load Balancing)

                                          For a APP-V Load Balancing Environment with two Management Servers, we need to add a Domain Service Accounts as Publishing "Server".

                                          The Service Accounts is used as IIS Identity on both Publishing IIS Pools, and need access to the Publishing Metadata on both Management Servers. That is necessary to use Kerberos.

                                          Unfortunately the Management Website insist to a Computer Account.

                                          4 votes
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