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  1. Provide the ability Remove applications from package from Console

    After adding a Package to the console, we are currently unable to modify or remove any applications without modifying the package itself. As with 4.6 console, we would like the ability to change what applications are included with the package without modifying the package itself.

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    • remove Desktop folder after application is deleted

      i did a lot of tests with icons for app-v packaged applications.

      what i found out is that if a folder is generated for example on the desktop of the user (in our example a folder called APPS) this folder is not deleted if the applications in it got deleted (as the user does not have the access-right any longer for that application). we use folder redirection on desktopfolder.

      would be cool if the folder (and the icons in it) gets deleted automatically if there is no more rights for the user to use app-v applications.

      7 votes
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      • Allow delete of a package on content store without having to have all clients check in

        If you delete a package off the content store without the clients checking in to unpublish the applications, they throw "There were errors encountered when trying to un-publish packages that have been removed from the server".

        It would be great if the un-publish process does not require packages to be on the content server to add dynamics and resiliency as the remediation would be to clear out the client cache.

        4 votes
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        • Allow changing user data storage location (local VFS and roaming VFS, VREG, etc)

          I feel managing user application state would be a lot easier if all changes to the VFS/VREG made by users for a particular package were consolidated under a single configurable folder.

          By sync'ing this folder or pointing it to a network share, they will be able to have their app state with them regardless of which device they're using.

          Right now I'm aware of 3 directories that store app state: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\VFS, %APPDATA%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\VFS, %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\VREG

          and none of them are configurable as far as I know. For the roaming workflow I described above, all directories storing app state need to be configurable…

          35 votes
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          • Allow remote user appv client management in PS

            currently, you can use PS remoting to mangage "my" packages on "my" remote logged on machine. It would make Operational support of the product much easier if you could perform remote functions for other users on their behalf like

            1. remote client sync
            2. remote package repair

            13 votes
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            • APP-V 5 SP3 Sequencer BUG

              When you are in the stage where you can edit applications/shortcuts in the sequencer, the right pane has a rightclick "edit locations" function but it freezes the GUI until you hit ESC. The tree on the left works fine, however. You can duplicate this whether editing an existing package or sequencing a new one. The left pane works - the right pane freezes..This has been like this for 3 versions and I think APP-V 4.6 does the same.

              5 votes
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              • AppV Logs

                One place to look at AppV Errors will help everyone to Troubleshoot easily than having Multiple Logs which we have to enable as & on when required.

                Having something which should display the Error, Description & caused by so n so Subystem or Component.

                10 votes
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                • Allow delegated administration of App-V packages / Connection Groups

                  Currently if you want to add / publish applications you have to be given full access to the server management console. We would like to give our sequencing team the ability to add and publish applications, but not the ability to remove servers or change App-V admins.

                  4 votes
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                  • Modify the Administrator console to include a way to organize packages that are added (as was the case in APPV 4.x)

                    APPV 4.x had a method of organizing the console into groups of applications. This made it easier to find and quickly update or modify applications. There is currently no method of organizing the console to put groups of applications together. As we have over 300 applications, the list of "packages" is quite long and rather than searching for a name when you don't always remember the exact syntax of the package name can be problematic.

                    9 votes
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                    • Document the App-V 5 .appv format

                      The .appv format should be documented and released publically, similar to the MSI format documentation.

                      This is all about giving freedom and flexibility to users who want to back and adopt App-V 5. With MSIs, there are 3rd party tools to do just about anything you can think of, not to mention the APIs to create custom scripts.
                      Documenting the format could allow for Wix toolset compatibility, 3rd party tools to create/modify App-V packages (think Orca for App-V), etc.
                      Tools that exist currently either use cmd line support with the sequencer, or reverse engineer the format.

                      9 votes
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                      • Allow Scheduled Task to Run on Battery Power

                        The scheduled task created by App-V does not start by default on machines running on battery power. There should be an option in the App-V ADMX to allow publishing refreshes when on battery power which would in turn modify the scheduled task appropriately.

                        8 votes
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                        • handling shortcuts and lnk files

                          sequencer automatically converts all shortcuts and *.lnk files to shortcuts. *.lnk files are deleted from their original location. No problem so far.

                          Now i came accross an application which uses *.lnk files in a certain folder to load Addins. After sequencing the Addins were not loaded due to above described behaviour. Would be nice to have the ability to choose which lnk and shortcuts are actually converted to shortcuts in editing phase. Maybe have a checkbox "Do not delete lnk file from original file location"

                          Workaround for now is to copy the lnk files in the smae folder and rename…

                          4 votes
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                          • Create a proper API for App-V Sequencer

                            The App-V 5 sequencer install should have API (COM) calls to allow for better interaction and automation. There is some automation with powershell but in my opinion it is too limited and a COM API would allow other programming languages access to the sequencer with greater flexibility.

                            8 votes
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                            • Provide visible feedback on launch

                              Provide visible feedback when launching a virtual application.

                              App-V 4 had a progress bar while the application streamed or loaded. With App-V 5, I've watched a user click an application 7 times because there was no feedback. At a minimum, changing to the cursor to an hourglass would be an improvement because the user can recognize that the system is processing the application launch. But ideally, some kind of discrete streaming progress bar like in App-V 4 should be included. And to really make everyone happy, give us an App-V client setting (or registry value that we can set as…

                              79 votes
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                              • Ability to Synch individual App-V Packages User/Global

                                When running the PowerShell command Sync-AppvPublishingServer I would like to see the option to Add/Publish individual Packages for both Global/User applications.

                                For example User published
                                Sync-AppvPublishingServer 1 –Name PowerGUI-4-1

                                Machine Published
                                Sync-AppvPublishingServer 1 –Global –Name Adobe-Reader-11-0-10

                                If you have AD entitlements to 30+ Applications and you are using the XenApp model of launching just one application performing a full Sync can take several minutes before your application launches.

                                8 votes
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                                • adding time-day stamp and file size in the sequencer.

                                  Please add tim and day stamp for the the files and also the file size like the old softgrid sequencer. So you can see the change of a file when you only have to replace files for example.

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                                  • do not show the applications are being loaded on userlogon as it slows down logon for users on RDS

                                    as it slows down logon for users on RDS. it is shown twice (on userlogon before desktop appears) and after desktop appears in the right lower corner. the first is not necasarry as the user does not click on application right after desktop appears :-)

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                                    • include prerequisites in the client msi pls.

                                      package is bigger but easier for unattended installations :-)

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                                      • Ability to deploy different sets of shortcuts to (multiple) groups

                                        The ability to deploy different sets of shortcuts to (multiple) groups while using the same config. We sometimes have 1 package which has shortcuts to multiple backends (dev, test, prod, etc). We want to give the end users only the shortcut to prod, and developers for instance prod and test, and so on depending on AD group access. The problem is you cant configure this now, because if a user has 2 or more groups, there will be a conflict ending up letting the client apply de default config. Workaround is to create a custom script, which runs at publishing…

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                                        • Introduce App-V 5 Client Tokens and Properties

                                          The tokens in App-V 5 should be able to be referenced by scripts and processes executed by the client, similar to how SFT_MNT was an environment variable and could be referenced easily by vbs, etc.

                                          I know you can use powershell, etc to 'figure' out the values of the tokens, but you should be able to quickly reference them.

                                          If there was a simple COM call (AppVClient.Token "ProgramFilesX64" for example) it would help scripts. I have had several scripts where I need to copy files inside the VFS to another outside directory, and I can't run the script inside the…

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