AppV 5.X

AppV 5.1 HF3 is available for public download

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Recently Simon Dettling wrote an article about this hotfix & you can find it HERE. At that moment this was available on demand[May have to request Microsoft to get that]. Now it is available for public download.

Microsoft recently released “April 2016 hotfix rollup for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack” which includes HF02 for UEV 2.1 & HF03 for AppV 5.1. This HF03 for AppV 5.1 fixes issues such as App-V crashes on (RDS) when dynamic configuration causes a policy update, Custom configurations for existing entitlements are overwritten, added ETW log to detect when file has incorrect “FILE_EXECUTE” permissions & App-V template for UE-V is missing registry keys.

You can find it HERE.

Make sure to restart the machine once you apply hotfix.


AppV Client Install on Build 14316

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I’ve tried to Install AppV 5.1 Client & Sequencer on the VM that I’ve created using Build 14316. I’ve got the window below when I executed AppV Client Setup.

AppV 5.1 Client Build 14316

As a test I gave a try with the older version of AppV 5[5.0 sp2] & the behaviour is same. There seems to be a logic to restrict Installation of AppV 5 Client. I’ve mentioned this in specific to AppV 5 because I was able to Install AppV 4.6 Client Successfully.


AppV 5.x Survival Guide

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Please visit HERE for AppV 5.x survival guide. This is a one stop where you can find information about Sequencing, Troubleshooting, Managing related videos & documentation. The most important this is that it has twitter accounts of the most of the AppV Gurus which will help you to follow & get regular updates about AppV & other related stuff.

Note that you can also update/correct the Survival Guide with missing or any incorrect t information.


Sequencing Adobe Reader 11.0.04 using Appv 5.0 SP2?

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Below are the steps that I’ve followed to sequence Adobe Reader using AppV 5.0 SP2:

Followed Aaron Parker Blog to customize Adobe Reader using Adobe Customization Tool


Note: For virtualization, you have to change few options as documented in the URL below,


While Sequencing, you have to Install Adobe Reader 11 & Appy Patch to update 11.0 to 11.0.04.

In Addition to that, Add the solution in the blog below to avoid error: “An error was occurred during Initialization”


That’s it..

With AppV 5 SP2, you also gain Browser Integration.