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  1. 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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    • 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…

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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.

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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

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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.

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              • 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.

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                • 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…

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                  • 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.

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                    • 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…

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                      • 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
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                        • 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.

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                          • 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.

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                            • 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...

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                              • 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…

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                                • 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
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                                  • 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?

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                                    • 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).

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                                      • 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

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                                        • 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),

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