[THIN] Re: APPV 5.0 (SCM and Publishing Server), PVS 7 and XA6.5

  • From: "Mitchell, Brandon R" <brandon.mitchell@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:09:05 +0000

Are you using UPM?


Profile management and App-V

Updated: 2014-04-08

You can use Profile management 5.x in the same environment as Microsoft 
Application Virtualization 5.0 (App-V 5.0).

You must exclude the following items using Profile management exclusions:

*         Profile Management\File system\Exclusion list\directories:

o   AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Catalog

o   AppData\Local\Microsoft\AppV

*         Profile Management\Registry\Exclusion list:

o   Software\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration

o   Software\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Publishing

If you don't exclude these items, App-V applications work the first time users 
access them but they fail, with an error, on subsequent logons. For 
instructions on setting exclusions, see To include and exclude 

If the UserLogonRefresh setting is enabled in App-V, disable the Profile 
streaming policy in Profile management.

For an example of how to sequence an App-V application, see 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
James Scanlon
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:59 AM
To: Thin
Subject: [THIN] Re: APPV 5.0 (SCM and Publishing Server), PVS 7 and XA6.5

Tim , Gareth, Joe - Thanks all for your replies, very much appreciated!
Ill have a look through and see what I can get working! :)
From: garethandhollie@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:garethandhollie@xxxxxxxxx>
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [THIN] Re: APPV 5.0 (SCM and Publishing Server), PVS 7 and XA6.5
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:09:28 +1200

Also you should look at the PVS Cache Mode. We had a lot of issues with Office 
2013 launching and then not and found if you switched it from "Cache on Device 
Hard Drive" to "Cache in Device RAM with Overflow to Disk" programs seem to 
launch more consistently.


From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Shonk
Sent: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 7:47 a.m.
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [THIN] Re: APPV 5.0 (SCM and Publishing Server), PVS 7 and XA6.5


You should clear the App-V cache at the same time you reseal your PVS image.  
Hence, it shouldn't be part of the image.


On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM, James Scanlon 
<scanjam@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:scanjam@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Please anyone if you have advice or suggestions id love to hear them... still 
having quite a few issues this way and it seems most people are baking the 
app-v apps into the image? I simply want PVS image with app-v streaming / 'full 
infrastructure mode'..... :)
I saw something about moving the package root outside of the image to the pvs 
static / cache disk? is that a good idea?

From: scanjam@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:scanjam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: APPV 5.0 (SCM and Publishing Server), PVS 7 and XA6.5
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:01:04 +1000

As the title suggests we are running AppV 5.0 SP2 with a recently installed 

I have a XenApp 6.5 PVS image in read only mode and when launching AppV apps I 
seem to be able to launch some apps first time only.
Doesnt matter if im admin, or normal user
Doesnt matter if im using RDP or ICA
Doesnt matter if I clear my profile - from then on the apps are dead, for all 
Fix so far is reboot... which is AWESOME!

We are using the Appv 5 publishing server with Shared content mode (support 
staff etc need to be able to deploy apps to servers, and dont want packages 
baked into the image if at all possible)

If I log on, launch an AppV app Winzip 18, It loads first time, then on 
subsequent retries does literally nothing
From then on the launching of other AppV apps break SQL Management console
Yet one AppV application, AGS Remote Desktop, continues to work without issue - 
launches everytime!
The logging of AppV 5 client is garbage, and there is literally nothing in the 
event logs either, all we see is the operation event log info of:
A request for the file 
 from process 0x2144 is being processed as an alternate user 

We do little in preparing the PVS image before read only mode other than 
removing all the packages from the server before shutdown
Get-AppvClientPackage -All | Remove-AppVClientPackage

My Questions:
Has anyone seen this behaviour?
Are there further steps to prepare the PVS image for running AppV Apps in 
infrastructure mode? i.e (an AppV refresh script at the server startup?)

Thank you in advance,
Beers on me if you can get this working for us!! :)


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