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  1. 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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          • 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 .

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            • 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…

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              • 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…

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                • 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?

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Enable custom tokens

                      AppV5 token-izes various paths ({AppvPackageRoot}{ProgramFiles},etc)

                      We have applications that span numerous folders on {AppVPackageDrive} and this wouldn't be an issue, normally, except we set our PackageInstallationRoot to a different drive. AppVPackageDrive expands out to the root of the drive in the PackageInstallationRoot registry key, but when we sequence all of our packages we sequence them to the C:\ drive. When AppV expands out the package on the client system folders sequenced with "C:" now become "D:" and any hardcoded paths within the application now fail.
                      http://trentent.blogspot.ca/2015/11/appv5-using-application-compatibility.html

                      ACT is a kludgy solution requiring outside scripting and additions to the AppV package…

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                      • Shortfalls of APPV5 compared to APPV4

                        Over the past few months I've had a number of cases with Microsoft on APPV and a number of very frustrating events leading up to the same answer, "APPV can’t do that anymore, or this should be a local install" Local install? What? isn't that what APPV is supposed to help with. If a new product version is released shouldn't it be able to do everything the previous version did and more??? Well my support rep kept telling me to post here, the product guys will read it. I have my doubts, especially since they won’t talk to us on…

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                          Thanks for your feedback @kilimanj99 and others.

                          We have been working hard on bringing our customers, such as yourself, the new release of App-V 5.1. So please excuse our lapse in availability on UserVoice recently.

                          Understandably, App-V 4.x to App-V 5.0 was a big change especially with the underlying architecture being completely revamped. With App-V 5.1, we listened to customer feedback to narrow the gaps from App-V 4.x and to make sure that your transition to the new App-V architecture was as seamless as possible. This included improving the package converter, supporting folder redirection (Q: drive) as well as making improvements to the Server Management console (updated from Silverlight to HTML5/CSS). As noted, some of your feedback has already been addressed by App-V 5.1. We are continually trying to update the product to match our customer’s needs and are tracking issues that come in from various sources such…

                        • The ability to use SCCM delivered App-V apps and App-V Full Infrastructure delivered apps on the same client

                          The ability to use SCCM delivered App-V apps and App-V Full Infrastructure delivered apps on the same client would be extremely valuable in scenarios where two organizations are merging, one with SCCM / App-V and the other with App-V Full Infrastructure, and you need to gracefully migrate to one or the other.

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                          • Ability to pin natively (taskbar start menu or whatever)

                            Currently there is no way to pin natively to any location...

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                            • Have App-V Server installation work with remote SQL servers

                              AppV Server 5.0 sp3 and it seems 5.1 both do not allow me to setup or configure either the Management or Reporting DB's on a remote SQL server. Instead it seems it comes down to running the AppV installer on the SQL server or using sql scripts to setup the databases. The scripts for upgrading from a previous version are also cumbersome and contain bugs (even in 5.1! kb3031340) This is very awkward and not very friendly when compared to how other product installations work, such as SCCM 2007 or 2012, the older AppV 4.5 and third part products. Even…

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                              • Allow child processes to run natively

                                There are often times when I'd like to sequence a process in App-V 5, but want to ensure that some or all child processes don't execute within the App-V bubble and run natively instead.

                                There are various different problems that running inside the App-V bubble can cause, and it comes up particularly often with applications that allow arbitrary "attachments" or similar to be launched from the App-V application.

                                For example, suppose I have a piece of help desk software that I'd like to virtualise. The help desk software allows arbitrary files to be attached to a support ticket and allows…

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                                • Handling Scripts in App-V 5.0

                                  It would be really useful, if handling custom scripts are made easier in APP-V. Instead of placing scripts in scripts tab and editing the deploymentconfig.xml or userconfig.xml based on the needs, why not we have a separate tab for handling scripts which in turn can be automated to be added in the config.xml files auomatically. eg: placing powershell, VBScript, Batch file scripts in scripts section and we can choose at what point it needs to be run in the App-V Sequencer UI itself, instead of manually editing the deploymentconfig or userconfig files.

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                                  • Have shorcuts displayed as separate "ApplicationID"

                                    We workarounded some of limitations (for a same app publishing a shortcut to a user group and an another shortcut to an another group and be able to be member of one or both group withou facing an error) I hope this limitation will be resolved a day BUT
                                    We have lots of shortcuts targeting a single exe with different parameters and under app-v 5 sp3 they are all identified by the same ApplicationID. It would be nice to have an applicationID per shortcut to be able to start script depending on wich shortcut is runned without having to turn…

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                                    • Ability to restart service without closing all running application

                                      When a subsystem crash there is sometimes no way except restarting the service to make it work again... I will be a good improvement if the service should be restarted without impacting working apps...

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                                      • Ability to update running Package or connection group informations

                                        Not just priority that are updated only with a change or a new package or Group ID but everything should be "updatable" even the package / connection group is running. I can understand that some subsystem are not updated but blocking the whole object update because of this is just painfull...

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                                        • bring back icons on repair or sync-appv publishing server

                                          like in good old app-v 4 days a refresh of the applications brought back icons (which users sometimes accidently delete from desktop) again.

                                          would be cool if in app-v 5 this feature will come back.

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