Mozilla Firefox Virtual package and Local office 0365 failure

After publishing Mozilla Firefox App-V package in windows 7, logging into portal.office.com and opening a word or excel document and trying to edit it with locally installed Office 0365 fails. When checked with procmon, we can see that Mozilla Firefox virtual package is able to see the local o365 package and tries to open it but the winword.exe process closes soon with exit code 1.



Solution 1:

Create the AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess registry key as shown below to fix this known issue.












Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ClickToRun\OverRide]
"AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess"=dword:00000001

If it doesn't work try in wow6432Node registry.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ClickToRun\OverRide]
"AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess"=dword:00000001


Solution 2:

If Solution 1 doesn't work , try with the latest App-V 5.1 Hot Fix. Always make sure to use the latest App-V 5.1 Hot Fix. (A minimum of Hot Fix 4 is required for this issue to be resolved.)

You can download the latest Hot Fix here: KB4018510

Tested the same scenario in Windows 10 1607, only the AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess registry key is required.

NOTE: Fixes that are delivered to the “out-of-box” versions of App-V and UE-V are first delivered for the “in-box” versions of App-V and UE-V in the monthly Windows 10 cumulative updates.Since updates are provided to windows 10 in-box App-V client first, it will not require the installation of the latest Hot-Fix.

From Windows 10 1703, this AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess registry key will be automatically added when any of the Office product starts.

Adobe Acrobat error 16 & UAC - App-V 5.1



After converting Adobe Acrobat standard 10.0 application from App-V 4.6 to App-V 5.1 using powershell commands, it throws an error 16 when launching the shortcut.



Reason:
This is due to UAC and the application requires to be run as administrator.

Solution: To test manually Click Start > All Programs. Right click on the Adobe Acrobat X Standard product and click Run As Administrator.The shortcut will launch without any error.

So how to resolve this in the App-V 5.1 package? We need to suppress the UAC prompt when run as administrator.

Check my another blog for more information to solve this issue here

Sequence SPARX Enterprise Architect 13.5 - AppV 5.1

Select create a new virtual package.


Select create package.


Select standard package.


Select custom installation.


Type the name of the virtual package as Sparx Enterprise Architect 13.5.





Click Next and Install the application.





















Remove the desktop shortcut. Select I am finished Installing.








If you need to do any post install configuration like adding new registration key,Launch the shortcut “Enterprise Architect” and do it here.Once done click Next.




Click Next and save the Package.




Publish and test the sequenced package in  the latest windows 10 environment.

Solution: COM Addin failure with Locally installed MS Office 2016 c2r

These days I see many queries in Microsoft technet forum related to COM Addin's not getting loaded into locally installed MS Office 2016 c2r version. So to help others, I have listed the possible solutions which I have gathered from my experience and from other blog posts in a single article below.

ISSUE:

1. Sequence Microsoft Office 2016 addin's using App-V 5.1 Sequencer
2. Publish the sequenced addin's package in the client side which has App-V 5.1 client and  Microsoft Office 2016 c2r locally installed
3. Launch the Microsoft Office 2016 c2r Word/Excel using /appvve: or RunVirtual registry key to load them into the  published addin's virtual environment to test the addin's.
4. we see that the addin is not loaded.

You can find a similar possible reason for failure in the below link.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159732/click-to-join-fails-to-invoke-skype-for-business-on-computers-that-us

"The ProcessesUsingVirtualComponents registry value specifies a list of process paths that are candidates for using dynamic virtualization (supported shell extensions, browser helper objects, and ActiveX controls). Only processes whose full path matches one of these items can use dynamic virtualization.

By default, Explorer.exe and Internet Explorer are listed there. Therefore, when the iexplore.exe process runs, it has the APPVEntsubsystem32.dllloaded in Internet Explorer. When Office C2R detects that APPVEntsubsystem32.dll is loaded into Internet Explorer, it does not load jitv.dll or APPVISVSubsystem32.dll into Internet Explorer. As a result, there is no registry redirection support.

When the JavaScript that's running in Internet Explorer tries to create any ActiveX objects that are part of the Office C2R package, that operation fails and the Office C2R and SharePoint integration are broken. Office C2R and App-V dynamic virtualization aren’t designed to co-exist; therefore, Office C2R disables Dynamic Virtualization when it detects that AppV client binaries are loaded in Internet Explorer to prevent double hooking."


Solution 1:

Create the AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess registry key as shown below to fix this known issue.











Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ClickToRun\OverRide]
"AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess"=dword:00000001

If it doesn't work try in wow6432Node registry.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ClickToRun\OverRide]
"AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess"=dword:00000001


Solution 2:

If Solution 1 doesn't work , try with the latest App-V 5.1 Hot Fix. Always make sure to use the latest App-V 5.1 Hot Fix. (A minimum of Hot Fix 4 is required for this issue to be resolved.)

You can download the latest Hot Fix here: KB4018510

NOTE: Fixes that are delivered to the “out-of-box” versions of App-V and UE-V are first delivered for the “in-box” versions of App-V and UE-V in the monthly Windows 10 cumulative updates.Since updates are provided to windows 10 in-box App-V client first, it will not require the installation of the latest Hot-Fix. But the AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess registry key is required.

Solution 3: 

If Solution 1 & Solution 2 doesn't work then open the sequenced package using App-V 5.1 sequencer and expand it to local from the tool menu.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/gladiatormsft/2013/10/25/appv-on-devirtualization/

Once it is de-virtualized, check whether the addin works. If it doesn't work then there is some file/registry missing.In this case, procmon or spystudio can help in troubleshooting.

Solution 4: ( Credits: Roy Essers)

If running on 64-bit windows then export the full hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\REGISTRY, and import it into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\REGISTRY.

NOTE: This must be done every time office updates.

I believe mostly Solution 1 & Solution 2 will fix the issue if the package has been properly sequenced.

Related Articles:

http://packageology.com/2016/08/office-365-app-v/
http://www.applepie.se/tag/allowjitvinappvvirtualizedprocess

App-V Sequencer 5.x cannot sequence apps with filenames "CO_x" (Error 0x8007139F). But it is possible !!

Recently I came across the App-V technical document stating that

"The App-V 5.x Sequencer cannot sequence applications with filenames matching "CO_<x>" where x is any numeral. Error 0x8007139F will be generated."

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-desktop-optimization-pack/appv-v5/creating-and-managing-app-v-51-virtualized-applications



https://github.com/Microsoft/windows-itpro-docs/blob/master/windows/application-management/app-v/appv-release-notes-for-appv-for-windows.md















So I ran a quick test to confirm on the same.I used App-V 5.1 sequencer and App-V 5.1.86 client for testing.

During monitoring phase, I created a New folder in desktop for convenience.I then created 3 new files with different extensions (CO_123, CO_456.txt, CO_897.dll) and then proceeded stopping the monitoring phase. I was expecting that sequencer will throw an error or fail as mentioned in the Microsoft technical document. To my surprise sequencer completed without any issues. I was able to see the files in Package Files tab in the sequencer package editor.











To confirm, I also published the test package in a standalone machine and saw those files getting reflected.

UPDATE 6/22/2017: One of my friend Roy Essers had a query asking whether this happens when sequenced to PVAD. Since I didn't test this scenario in PVAD, I quickly ran a test by enabling the sequencer with -EnablePVADControl and gave c:\program files\CO as PVAD folder.



















In that folder I then created the below files.













After creating I stopped the monitoring and sequencer didn't show any error even this time. It successfully created the package. Even in client testing it got succeeded.


So to finalize, App-V 5.1 Sequencer can sequence apps with filenames having "CO_<x>" without any issues. This is just a experimental test scenario and if anyone have faced the issue having CO_<x> in their package while sequencing, kindly comment below about the application. I will be happy to validate it further and update this blog post.