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  1. Integrate localization into AppV package

    We have applications that require specific localizations that are not applied when sequenced and launched in an AppV application. The types of keys I am talking about are:

    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload" /v 2 /t REG_SZ /d 00001009 /f
    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload" /v 3 /t REG_SZ /d d0011009 /f
    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload" /v 4 /t REG_SZ /d d0021009 /f
    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes" /v 00001009 /t REG_SZ /d 00000409 /f
    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes" /v d0011009 /t REG_SZ /d 00001009 /f
    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes" /v d0021009 /t REG_SZ /d 00011009 /f
    reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International" /v Locale…

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    • Control where a local process is started when launching from a virtual environment and the process has an associated RunVirtual key

      Normally when you start a process from another process running in a Virtual Environment, the started process runs in the same virtual Environment as the process it was started from. If found this not to be the case when the started application has an associated RunVirtual Key. In that case the started application is started in the Virtual Environment designated by the RunVirtual key. This behaviour can be both an advantage as well as a disadvantage depending on your needs. In situations where the started application and the application it was started from have to be integrated the integration will…

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      • Perform registry staging per package

        The ability to configure a package to perform registry staging (through deployentconfig) while published (per package). Sometimes you want to perform startup actions depending on the registry data inside the virtual package. Occasionally you want to pre-stage the registry to improve user experience (only if the virtual registry of the package is huge ofc).

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        • Option to manually specify Package Version and Package Guid in App-V Sequencer.

          It would be great, when the App-V Sequencer would have a option to overwrite Package-Version and Package-Guid.
          When you have to update a software package, sometimes it is necessary to build a new package from scratch instead of update. But there is no option to give the new package the same Package-Guid. The configuration overhead could be minimized.

          8 votes
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          • Wider range of isolation/snadboxing rules

            Currently AppV supports only 2 rules in terms of isolation:
            1. Isolation (read: usercache -- bubble -- FS, writes: usercache)
            2. Strict isolation (read: usercache -- bubble, writes: usercache)
            Competitive system (and thus with AppV) was providing 2 additional modes:
            3. Ignore (Read: FS, writes: FS without any change.)
            4. Redirect (Defined path was seamlessly redirected elsewhere. This allowed you to store the data in cuistom location. For example fileshere.)

            All of these are potentially valid for files/folders and registry as well.

            84 votes
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            • Change package names later

              I have about 200 applications and sometimes the name labels are not optimal. If it were possible to quickly change this name, it would be great. The package can even internally still called that. But only for the index might choose a different naming convention later.

              9 votes
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              • Include a template generator for UEV in the sequencer

                Since a profile management solution is requested for App-V 5, and Microsoft profile management solution is UEV, it seems logical to include an option to automatically create a UEV template when sequencing an application. The sequencer already knows all the necessary file system and registry paths where the application settings are stored, so this should be easy to implement and would boost the use of UEV in combination with App-V.
                I already made this suggestion during the TAP but it was ignored...

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                • Better virtualized services support

                  I have an application (Epic) on a Citrix XenApp server which has a monitoring component to it (Epic SystemPulse). This monitoring component runs as a service under the LOCALSYSTEM context so it can be virtualized and actually runs without issue virtualized and sends data back to it's host server.

                  This software either needs to be running all the time to gather the performance metrics the company requires or run whenever Epic is launched.

                  To do this I tried making a connection group to Epic with SystemPulse as a separate package. When I do this, the first user to launch Epic…

                  3 votes
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                  • Implement a Denial System

                    Currently, App-V only permits you to allow application access. I would like to see denials as well, so you could do something like "allow the users in Group A to access this app, unless they are also in Group B." I imagine this working similar to Windows ACLs, where denial takes precedence.

                    5 votes
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                    • 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.

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