App-V Server And Package Report

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The basic version of the App-V server and vault report was created as a PowerShell script in mid-2019. In the tradition of Carl Webster, originally only one documentation script was to be created for an App-V environment. That means information about the SQL Server, the database and installation parameters as well as the provided App-V packages.In 2019 I quickly realized that this is a nice report but it does not contain the information I wanted. It often happens, for example, that the import of external configuration files is forgotten. Then no scripts are running or the services in the package are not deactivated and the user gets an update message after starting his application. Deployed applications behave strangely on the client and nobody knows why. Especially it is also a problem if those who once built the packages are no longer in the company. Nobody can know where which scripts are running and QA is everything.

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App-V PowerShell Module AppVForcelets

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Some time ago I created a PowerShell documentation script for an App-V server infrastructure. I reworked it with much effort in December 2019. Many functions that were previously mapped via the script have migrated into the module. In its current state the module is especially good for extracting information from the ".AppV" file but also for extracting information from the external configuration files UserConfig.xml and DeploymentConfig.xml.

Still the legal stuff: We do not give any warranty for the function or damages. The module is licensed under the MIT license. Program errors are not excluded.This year we plan to add more features to the module. First of all you can do some nice things with the module. You can download the module at the bottom of this blog. Alternatively you can download the current version from the PowerShell Gallery. If you install the module in UserScope (and PoSh 5.x) the package will be under Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules with the following command:

install-Module AppVForcelets -Scope CurrentUser
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App-V Registry Staging Problems With Citrix PVS (MCS Images)

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A few weeks ago, one of our customers experienced the problem that some App-V applications were not started until the second start. This seemed to be caused by the registry staging of the App-V application. With App-V Registry Staging, data from the application is copied to the following area of the registry when the application (Publish AppVClientPackage) is released.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Packages\<PACKAGEID>\Versions\VERSIONID\REGISTRY

When the action is complete, an empty key RegistryStagingFinished is generated.

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All App-V Events And Messages

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It's been a while since I've published anything here. I often don't have the time to do some really cool things in the basement. Only some time ago I played with the App-V Eventlog and found out which App-V events there are at all. That's interesting because there are news that nobody actually knows about. The messages are no real help for errors. I recommend rather the website http://app-v.de/html/app-v_5_error_codes.html . Still, maybe you can do something with it. By the way, there are many more App_V log providers. Please ask if you need one

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When Local Applications Are Started By App-V

When Local Applications Are Started By App-V

Not long ago we had the problem that an App-V application started a local instance of Acrobat Reader DC and that Reader always crashed upon being called by the application a second time. So on a fresh system with a new user profile the call functioned exactly one time. Thereafter the Reader always crashed.

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The real error isn't the application crashing but rather what is happening in the background.

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