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March

2019

2 issues

fixed

KB4482887

KB4489894

KB4487029

KB4489890

KB4487021

  • An issue alternatively described as:
    • Fast restart of VirtualApp causes 0xc0000225 see: Kb4494206 for details.
    • Addresses an issue that locks a user account when you move applications to a shared platform using App-V.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to update a user hive when you publish an optional package in a Connection Group after the Connection Group was previously published.

Note: There is no official list of Fixes affecting App-V for Windows 10 (and Server 2016+) since the App-V client was baked into the OS. Fixes appear in the normal monthly (and abnormal in-between) roll-ups.  This list is my best attempt at combing through the release notes to give you a clue what to look out for.  Of  course, anything can affect App-V or apps running under App-V, but these are the ones specifically hitting App-V and "apps under App-V only".  You only need to get your OS to the latest roll-up date to get all of the fixes.

If an OS version box for an issue says "none" it means we didn't find a fix for that OS version.  It might be because the problem didn't exist there, or that Microsoft hasn't released a fix for that OS version. WE DON'T KNOW most of the time which it is.

Issue 1809 1803 1709 Notes

Fast restart of VirtualApp causes error 0xc0000225

Also described as this in some articles:

Addresses an issue that locks a user account when you move applications to a shared platform using App-V.

March 1, 2019
KB4482887
March 19, 2019
KB4489894
March 19, 2019
KB4489890

Use the credentials of a local admin to create and set the following registry key:
    Registry subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\MAV\Configuration
    Registry key name: MaxAttachWaitTimeInMilliseconds
    Registry Type: DWORD

Set the value to a nonzero will enable the fix. The default is zero, the maximum value is 10,000 (without commas set in the registry) A MaxAttachWaitTimeInMilliseconds value of 1 is often sufficient to eliminate application startup failures

See: KB4494206

Addresses an issue that fails to update a user hive when you publish an optional package in a Connection Group after the Connection Group was previously published.

March 1, 2019
KB4482887
Feb 19, 2019
KB4487029
Feb 19, 2019
KB4487021

 

Addresses an issue that can cause App-V packages to fail because of a missing file or DLL error

none

October 24, 2018
KB4462933

October 18, 2018
KB4462932

 

Addresses an issue in which connection group folders are not properly merged.

none

October 24, 2018
KB4462933

none

This issue is believed to have started with Feb 2018 updates; it made connection groups useless until fixed!

Addresses an issue that prevents the App-V client’s scheduled task from syncing if the Device Guard lockdown policy is enabled.

none

October 24, 2018
KB4462933

September 26, 2018
KB4457136

 

Addresses performance regression in App-V, which slows many actions in Windows 10

none

June 26, 2018
KB4284848

June 21, 2018
KB4284822

 

Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working.

none

May 8, 2018
KB4103721

none

 

Addresses an issue that causes an access violation in Internet Explorer when it runs on the Microsoft Application Virtualization platform.

none

none

April 10, 2018
KB4093112

 

Addresses an issue that might cause the App-V service to stop working on an RDS server that hosts many users.

none

none

April 10, 2018
KB4093112

 

Addresses an issue where user accounts are locked when applications are moved to a shared platform using App-V (e.g., XenApp 7.15+ with Windows Server 2016, where Kerberos authentication isn't available).

none

none

April 10, 2018
KB4093112

 

Addresses issue where the App-V client didn't read the policy for SyncOnBatteriesEnabled when the policy was set using a Group Policy Object (GPO).

none

none

February 13, 2018
KB4074588

 

Addresses issue where the Supported On field for the Enable App-V Client policy is blank in the Group Policy editor.

none

none

February 13, 2018
KB4074588

 

Addresses issue where the user’s hive data in the registry is not maintained correctly when some App-V packages belong to the connection group.

none

none

February 13, 2018
KB4074588

 

Provides additional logging for administrators to take action, such as picking a proper configuration for their App-V package, when there are multiple configuration files for a single package

none

none

February 13, 2018
KB4074588

 

 

Addresses issue with App-V packages that aren't compatible with registry virtualization using kernel containers. To address the issue, we changed the registry virtualization to use the earlier (non-container) method by default.

none

none

February 13, 2018
KB4074588

Customers who would like to use the new (kernel container) method for registry virtualization can still switch to it by setting the following registry value to 1:

    Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Compatibility

    Setting: ContainerRegistryEnabled

    DataType: DWORD