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  1. Remove the workarounds

    There are a few 'features' in AppV 5 that, although there are workarounds, it would be an improvement if they just worked. Extensions in the sequencer have already been logged so a few others:

    A package with no files will not publish

    Apps in CGs don't always 'see' each other (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c620aa1b-3279-4160-82da-7f9165b60b49/appv-5-sequencing-main-app-and-oracle-using-connection-groups?forum=mdopappv)

    'Invalid' FTA / COM entries resulting in the invalid manifest / sequencer crash

    Environment variables not being setup fast enough / not being seen by the launching app - e.g. like the runas invoker and having to use cmd /c to run the app instead - http://packageology.com/2014/08/supressing-uac-prompts-in-appv5-with-compat-layer/

    6 votes
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    • Add Last Launch Field

      Is there any way we can get a new field added to the PowerShell Backend. Last Launched would be wonderful. This way we can script package cleanup if not automate it. It would be extremely helpful to me and I would assume others as well.

      3 votes
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      • Publish CG as a Block

        Currently we have an issue in our non-persistent VDIs where publishing may take approx 5 mins due to the number of apps and scripts.
        Since CGs publish at the very end, what we have seen is a user launch an application that isn't designed to work outside of a CG before publishing is finished. Since the CG hasn't published but the app has, there are no errors but the app will fatally error out.

        Would be nice if either CG packages could be delivered as a 'block', or maybe any package that is part of an expected CG (ie the…

        3 votes
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        • Pin Shortcut to .exe on Networkshare to Taskbar

          While it's finally possible to Deploy Shortcuts to a .exe located on a Network Share, Users are not able to Pin them to the Taskbar. (Tested on Win7)
          This should be added/changed

          3 votes
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          • Interaction with Docker?

            Docker is fully supported in server 10. Could you possibly integrate Docker in App-V? Or bring packets based? App-V and Docker actually pursue the same goal.

            5 votes
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            • Improve how App-V Sequencer handles Extensions

              Currently when sequening an application that contains File Type Assoications or Fonts or really any other extension that the sequencer might pick up on gets captured into the configuration files regardless of them being removed from via the sequencer.

              Please correct the sequencer to remove these from the configuration files when saved, that is, if they have been removed via the sequencer.

              15 votes
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              • Bring back Server App-V and Introduce Visual Studio App-V Output

                With Docker and Spoon.net claiming a stake in the containerized developers testing sandbox world. There's got to be room for App-V to do the same. Also, with Microsoft owning and developing Visual Studio it might make even more sense to allow developers to output their project into an .appv format and then subsequently test and deploy using the isolated App-V package....

                12 votes
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                • procmon. or integrate with similar sequences

                  Often a package about App-V works locally but not on Teminal session (Citrix) in the production environment. This is annoying, because this error in the end becomes visible. Then I have to elaborate on procmon find out that access to any file on the network has no read rights. If the App-V could see this, that only an admin has access or that an access is made to that particular file to the network, you could save yourself a lot of work.

                  2 votes
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                  • Not take Uninstall Files

                    it is never allowed us that a user uninstalls a package. That would be illogical. Therefore, it should be an option in the App-V Gui, if the files are not automatically recorded. I have, for example, this always manually exclude the entry: [{windows}] \ Installer. So I want new options that keep the package slim.

                    2 votes
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                    • Building a knowledge database offline

                      Such as in Powershell I wanted a knowledge base that would be an option available offline. For example, I sequence an application "Acrobat Pro". For this purpose, there are already solutions that are proposed to me. And I especially want to know what data and Regestry messages I can exclude. It should therefore only recommendations I accept or they do not.

                      2 votes
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                      • "Open with" hide

                        I have distributed 200 packets globally over 100 Citrix server. However, each user can open via "Open with" each package. Here I have a license fracture. About a script I have to manually every 200 entries in the Regestry delete. :
                        Set-ItemProperty -Name NoOpenWith -Path .\Illustrator.exe -Value REG_SZ -Force
                        It would be nice if there were an option on the Sequencen to integrate this automatically.

                        2 votes
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                        • Improve connecting bridges or dependencies of individual packages

                          I believe that this technology still has a lot of potential for improvement. Maybe you can specify the same Sequencen that you actually want to create 2..n packages, and want to put them into dependency.

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                          • Adjust the order of processing of the packets on the App-V Server

                            When I attach a script to the last packet and then create a new package, the new package is processed last. But I would not.

                            1 vote
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                            • Have the Ability to Set Publishing Server in Client Console

                              I would like to see the client console integrated into the package (as it was pre-SP3). Moreover, I would like to see the ability to set the Deployment Server name in the console rather than having to port out to PS to set. While the underlying PS is great, trying to find out from a user which server they are connected to, or simply setting one in a lab and ensuring its connection, is not a simple task. This makes it difficult for those learning to confirm they've done it correctly. I came from an App-V 4.6 world, and many…

                              4 votes
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                              • support for modern application

                                Having the ability to stream modern apps would be very cool so there is no installing, the app tile follows the user for a seamless experience.

                                10 votes
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                                • Provide App-V Packages with all releases of the management tools.

                                  One of the biggest challenges with leveraging a MDOP investment is adoption. If the barrier is high - the tools will not be used and subsequent investment stalled.
                                  Having all of the current suite of Management tools already sequenced, like the SQL Management Tools, ConfigMgr Console, OpsMgr Console, VMM Console, Service Manager Console, etc provides a quick and easy method for adoption of App-V and then able to "get-to-business" activities for enabling transformation within the business - and not being stuck with technical challenges of "assembly, deployment or operational" related issues.

                                  27 votes
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                                  • 6 votes
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                                    • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\System32\iexplore.exe" --> breaks virtualization bubble and breaks AppV5 (SP2 HF4)

                                      Utilizing a Citrix Envionment, the iexplore.exe that Citrix utilizes replaces the http classes key to enable features like Flash redirection. With AppV5 this iexplore.exe that Citrix provides causes iexplore.exe to open as a new process instead of an expected child process. This causes the AppV5 process to stop processing things like scripts on shutdown that are entered in the Deployment.xml file and prevents exit of the AppV environment. This suggestion is to work with Citrix to make their iexplore.exe more AppV5 friendly.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Write sequencing guide for Visual Studio 2013

                                        There is one for Visual Studio 2012 and App-V 4.6 but there isn't one for APP V 5.0 SP 2/3.

                                        17 votes
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