Microsoft Application Virtualization

Welcome to the Microsoft Application Virtualization customer feedback site! Please submit your ideas or vote for one of the current features suggested below. The engineering team is actively monitoring the site and we want to hear from you!

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. 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
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  Admin →
    • Remove-AppVServerPackage ignores the -whatif parameter

      App-V Server Version 5.1.97.0 - When running the PS command to remove a package with the -whatif parameter, the package is actually removed and no output returned. Completely ignoring the -whatif parameter.
      The Event log shows the entry - package is successfully deleted.

      1 vote
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      • Support automatic Code Integrety Certificate Management

        Securing Win10 systems with Device Guard properly will include the need for enterprises to implement the generation and management of digitally signed catalog files for applications that are not delivered as signed (or also in cases where they don't trust the vendor signing).

        App-V could be an excellent place to help the enterprise do this. As part of sequencing, the sequencer knows what all of the binary components are. It can generate the hashes and create the catalog file as part of the capture (what PackageInspector.exe does today). The sequencer VM could be pre-prepped with the code signing cert in…

        1 vote
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        • Run exe from networkshare

          1. Need ability to run exe across the network without having to grant Domain Computers Read\Excute rights to the exe.
          2. Microsoft and Citrix need to work together on the TargetInPackage=False when the exe within the package is ran across the network. Citrix Application will not work when this switch is False.
          3. We port out App-V applications over to Citrix. We have quite a few that run an exe across the network that need to be sequenced. They have Prerequisites in the package and Connection groups to outside applications that are also needed. More Functionality within App-V and Citrix…

          2 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          • Option to disable/remove services from Virtual Services tab in Package Editor post sequencing

            We see that there is no option available in the package editor to remove or disable the services after sequencing. Either we need to edit the package again or edit the deployment file to achieve this. It would be good if there is an option provided in the package editor which would make our job easy. We hope this would be available in the next App-V release.

            38 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              1 comment  ·  Admin →
            • Publishing refresh status indicator?

              Sometimes it can take a while before apps are ready to be launched. Would it be possible to have a status indicator that informs you when publishing refresh is complete / in progress?
              Currently using redirected start menu on App V 5 full infrastructure.

              5 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • Reinstate the option to enter a PVAD

                The list of applications that can't function if sequenced to the virtual file system (dummy PVAD) is getting rather long. See a maintained list at http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2264. I just had another application (Oracle SQL Developer) that won't work if the -EnablePVADControl parameter is not used. Read about it here: http://www.sweserijnen.nl/?p=332. With merged roots in Connection Groups there is no real need for a dummy PVAD anymore, so please reverse the PVAD option and make defining a PVAD the default option again.

                38 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • Improve the Package Converter to identify missing shortcuts from osd files

                  In my blog post (http://www.sweserijnen.nl/?p=340) I identify a misleading conversion warning that can easily be fixed or described differently.

                  The warning states "The icon folder for this package is missing. This package will still convert successfully. However, there will be no icons associated with the applications." while there is no <MGMT_SHORTCUTLIST> entry in the osd file. Either fix the wording of the warning or see if with Powershell and regular expressions the original osd file can be edited to incorporate a proper <MGMT_SHORTCUTLIST> entry.

                  28 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  • Do not change connection group guid when doing entitlement or package member changes

                    Has for package, change made on a connection group xml or entitlement shall not generate a new connection group version Guid...

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    • Analyze the cause of a sequencer crash

                      Hello community,

                      Some months ago I did post a case in the technet forum about a specific application that brought the sequencer everytime to crash with the final step when I've tried to save the package. I've got a lot of possible causes and suggestions what I can do, but none of them worked for me.
                      With help and effort of the technet community it was possible to identify 5 binary files inside the package which standing in relation to the crash. The same user discovered that it is possible to successful save the package when he removes the identified…

                      2 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      • Query what Configuration XML was applied to a package

                        If you apply a DynamicDeploymentConfigution XML File, or a DynamicUserConfiguration XML to an AppV package, it's impossible to tell if - and what config files were applied to the package.

                        I'd like to see an option added to the powershell cmdlets to tell if - and what config.xml was applied to an AppV package.

                        The User- and Deployment configuration files that were applied could be added to the Get-AppVClientPackage output.

                        7 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • AppV5 client shortcut/fta refresh on client update

                          It could be worth of tons of gold if shortcut/fta gets refreshed when AppV5 client is updating.

                          Example 1: User accidently deletes/losts shortcuts

                          Example 2: In migration (from appv4->5) we could overwrite appv4 shortcuts with appv5 shortcuts.

                          (Now its overwrites once, but if appv4 client get refresh, then it overwrites shortcuts, and appv5 never do shortcut refresh, unless you do modifications to shortcut or unpublish/publish appv5 package again).

                          5 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • App-V 5.1 generated MSI not using deployment config file when publishing.Bug or expected one?

                            We have discussed about this in TechNet forum thread. Kindly have a look and let us know whether this is the expected behavior from App-V 5.1 or is it a bug to be rectified.

                            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/faf650bb-6d31-4917-b0da-10e2a8ba8b90/appv-51-standalone-msi-bug?forum=mdopappv

                            12 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            • Pinning App Tiles on Win10 Start Screen

                              Is it possible in App-V 5.1 to create an application tile on Windows 10 Start Screen upon sequencing an Application? I mean rather than publishing an application shortcut, can an application tile be published instead?

                              45 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • Add client/server OS targetting tag

                                Currently it's possible to target your package to "ALL" operating systems, or to specific selected OS's. I would like to see a third option, and that's server/client targeting. So if you check for instance "Server", it will be deployed to ALL Server operating systems (current and future), but not to any clients (win8/win10/etc),

                                1 vote
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                • App Store

                                  I have heard of Project C which Ms is working currently. As we are in transition phase to migrate existing 4.6 packages to 5.1 I would like to know how to leverage App Store for most of LOB applications primarily when they move to windows 10 ?
                                  Any work on this or documentation would help here .

                                  1 vote
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  • appv

                                    Dear all,

                                    Very interesting reading.

                                    Making us feeling less alone with our frustration with the new version of App-V 5.x.

                                    Allow me to add my comments to these feedbacks.

                                    From a general point of view, the company I’m working for is:

                                    - Very impacted and globally unsatisfied by the big changes coming with App-V 5.x, changes that are modifying the underlying philosophy of the product.

                                    - Currently looking at alternative solutions to get back the core features we had in App-V 4.6 and that we no longer find in App-V 5.x.

                                    - Is wondering about Microsoft roadmap regarding the evolution…

                                    22 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • Start Virtual Environment before launching EXE (like in App-V 4) so we can put shared resources in a separate package

                                      In App-V 4 the Virtual Environment was started before launching the EXE. Therefore it was posible to put a DLL (shared resource) in a separate resource package (package A) and the main EXE in a different package (package B). Both files are placed in the same folder during sequencing, for instance C:\Program Files\Application. Put package A and B in a Connection Group and start the EXE from package B wich loaded the DLL in package A.

                                      In App-V 5 this is no longer possible. Although VFS is merged, the Virtual Environment is created after launching the EXE. So at launch…

                                      49 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Pre-Reqs

                                        Why do we have to fiddle around for an hour trying to get the pre-reqs sorted for AppV 5? Can this not be part of the install? And as someone else mentioned, why do we have to install on a separate server separately? Can this not be achieved from the install wizard?

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • 1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Microsoft Application Virtualization

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base