Release Notes for App-V 5.0 SP2
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Known Issues with Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2
Packages stop working after you uninstall Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2
Packages published when Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 is applied stop working when Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 is removed.
If the following folder exists, then you must delete it:
%localappdata% \ Microsoft \ AppV \ Client \ VFS \ <package ID> for each package that was published.
Note You must have elevated privileges to delete this folder.
To use a script, for each user account on the computer and for each package id that was published after installing Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2:
Rd /s /q “%systemdrive%\users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\AppV\Client\VFS\[Package ID]
The shortcuts will remain with the user sessions even after deleting the folder from the directory in the previous section, so you can click on the shortcut to run the application again. There is no need to re-publish the application.
This issue happens for both user published packaged and globally published packages for example, Microsoft Office 2013. The folder must be deleted for both types of packages.
You do not need to delete the VFS folder in the Roaming app data (%appdata%). Only the %localappdata% must be deleted.
Microsoft Office integration points to wrong file system location
Microsoft Office integration points to wrong file system location (Groove.exe error message).
Use one of the following methods:
Delete the shortcut in the start-up folder after upgrade.
Change the shortcut in the start-up folder using a script.
Use the deployment configuration file to specify the shortcut target to the integration root.
The Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 installer can potentially take a long time depending on how many files are stored in the existing package cache.
Updating associated package security descriptors during the Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 installation has a significant impact on how long it takes the installation will take. Previously, the installation install was standard in duration. However, it now depends on how many files you have staged in the package cache.
Uninstalling Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 fails if JIT-V package is in use
If you install Hotfix Package 4 for Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2 and then try to uninstall the hotfix when just-in-time virtualization (JIT-V) is being used, the operation will fail if all of the following conditions are true:
You installed by using a Windows Installer file (.msi), and then you apply updates by using a Microsoft Installer Patch File (.msp).
You try to uninstall an update by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
A JIT-V-enabled package is running on the computer.
WORKAROUND: Complete the following steps:
Open Windows PowerShell and run the following commands:
Get-AppvClientPackage | Stop-AppvClientPackage
Uninstall the update using Add or Remove Programs.
Known Issues with App-V 5.0 SP2
When %AppData% is a shared network folder that you have configured for folder redirection, the changes that end users make to AppData (Roaming) can be lost when they switch computers or when their local AppData is cleared when they log off and then log back on. This error occurs because the registry key (AppDataTime), which indicates the last known upload, gets out of synchronization with the local cached AppData.
WORKAROUND: Manually delete the following registry key for each relevant package when an end user logs on or off:
The first time that end users start an application in the package after they log in, App-V forces a download of the zipped %AppData%, even if %LocalAppData% is already up to date.
App-V 5.0 SP2 does not include a new version of the App-V Server. If you deploy App-V 5.0 SP2 clients running Windows 8.1 in your environment and plan to manage the clients using the App-V infrastructure, you must install Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 1. (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=386634)
If you are running and managing App-V 5.0 SP2 clients using any of the following methods no client update is required:
Third party ESD.
The App-V 5.0 SP2 client is fully compatible with Windows 8.1
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