Release Notes for App-V for Windows 10, version 1703

Applies to

  • Windows 10, version 1703

The following are known issues and workarounds for Application Virtualization (App-V) running on Windows 10, version 1703.

Problem Workaround
Unable to manually create a system-owned folder needed for the set-AppVClientConfiguration PowerShell cmdlet when using the PackageInstallationRoot, IntegrationRootUser, or IntegrationRootGlobal parameters. Don't create this file manually, instead let the Add-AppVClientPackage cmdlet auto-generate it.
Failure to update an App-V package from App-V 5.x to the latest in-box version, by using the PowerShell sequencing commands. Make sure you have the complete App-V package or the MSI file from the original app.
Unable to modify the locale for auto-sequencing. Open the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Microsoft Application Virtualization\AutoSequencer\Unattend_Sequencer_User_Setup_Template.xml file and include the language code for your locale. For example, if you wanted Spanish (Spain), you'd use: es-ES.
Filetype and protocol handlers aren't registering properly with the Google Chrome browser, causing you to not see App-V packages as an option for default apps from the Settings > Apps> Default Apps area. The recommended workaround is to add the following code to the AppXManifest.xml file, underneath the <appv:Extensions> tag:

<appv:Extension Category="AppV.URLProtocol">
    <appv:URLProtocol>
        <appv:Name>ftp</appv:Name>
        <appv:ApplicationURLProtocol>
            <appv:DefaultIcon>[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe,0</appv:DefaultIcon>
            <appv:ShellCommands>
                <appv:DefaultCommand>open</appv:DefaultCommand>
                <appv:ShellCommand>
                    <appv:ApplicationId>[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe</appv:ApplicationId>
                    <appv:Name>open</appv:Name>
                    <appv:CommandLine>"[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -- "%1"</appv:CommandLine>
                    <appv:DdeExec>
                        <appv:DdeCommand />
                    </appv:DdeExec>
                </appv:ShellCommand>
            </appv:ShellCommands>
        </appv:ApplicationURLProtocol>
    </appv:URLProtocol>
</appv:Extension>
<appv:Extension Category="AppV.URLProtocol">
    <appv:URLProtocol>
        <appv:Name>http</appv:Name>
        <appv:ApplicationURLProtocol>
            <appv:DefaultIcon>[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe,0</appv:DefaultIcon>
            <appv:ShellCommands>
                <appv:DefaultCommand>open</appv:DefaultCommand>
                <appv:ShellCommand>
                    <appv:ApplicationId>[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe</appv:ApplicationId>
                    <appv:Name>open</appv:Name>
                    <appv:CommandLine>"[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -- "%1"</appv:CommandLine>
                    <appv:DdeExec>
                        <appv:DdeCommand />
                    </appv:DdeExec>
                </appv:ShellCommand>
            </appv:ShellCommands>
        </appv:ApplicationURLProtocol>
    </appv:URLProtocol>
</appv:Extension>
<appv:Extension Category="AppV.URLProtocol">
    <appv:URLProtocol>
        <appv:Name>https</appv:Name>
        <appv:ApplicationURLProtocol>
            <appv:DefaultIcon>[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe,0</appv:DefaultIcon>
            <appv:ShellCommands>
                <appv:DefaultCommand>open</appv:DefaultCommand>
                <appv:ShellCommand>
                    <appv:ApplicationId>[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe</appv:ApplicationId>
                    <appv:Name>open</appv:Name>
                    <appv:CommandLine>"[{ProgramFilesX86}]\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -- "%1"</appv:CommandLine>
                    <appv:DdeExec>
                        <appv:DdeCommand />
                    </appv:DdeExec>
                </appv:ShellCommand>
            </appv:ShellCommands>
        </appv:ApplicationURLProtocol>
    </appv:URLProtocol>
</appv:Extension>

For information that can help with troubleshooting App-V for Windows 10, see:


For App-V issues, use the App-V TechNet Forum.