Now available: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: December 2011

imageJust a quick FYI that we recently released Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 dated December 2011.  I don’t think I mentioned this one before so if you haven’t seen it you’ll want to check it out:


This article describes a hotfix package that contains the latest fixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This hotfix package is dated December 2011.

This hotfix package addresses the following issues:

- Assume that you have a virtualized application that is managed by System Center Configuration Manager or by Asset Intelligence. If you run this application by using the System account, the SoftGrid Client folder is moved into the system profile. However, this behavior causes the loss of user settings or of nested SoftGrid Client folders. To resolve this issue, you must create the following registry entry after you apply this hotfix package:

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Softgrid\4.5\Client\Configuration
Entry: ExpandUserDataDirectoryAsUser
Value: 1

- The Application Virtualization client does not start a virtualized application even if the application package is fully loaded in the App-V cache. When this issue occurs, you receive the following error message:

The system cannot find the path specified

If you are not assigned administrative permissions, HTTPS streaming fails when mutual certificate authentication is applied between the client and the server.

Note We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because these builds are cumulative, each new hotfix release contains all hotfixes that were included with the previous hotfix package. We recommend that you apply the most recent hotfix release that contains the hotfixes that you want.

For all the details and a download link please see the following:

2645225 : Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: December 2011 (

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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