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"Auto" launch locally installed application form App-V 4.6 SP2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've sequenced the SCOM 2012 console with App-V 4.6 SP2.
    Works great. (almost)
    But when trying to edit the "Company knowledge" I get an error.
    "Failed to Launch Microsoft Word. ......"
    Of course Office 2010 is installation locally.
    I thought there was a way to let the SCOM 2012 console App-V know where to find Winword.exe and allow to interact with the local system.
    "LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED=TRUE". But this hasn't the desired effect.
    Is there another way to solve this without having to virtualize Word?

    I've also tried to edit the "Company knowledge"  that launches Word during sequencing, that works just fine.
    But during testing I receive the same error.


    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:42 PM

Answers

  • Solved!

    I repackaged the whole thing and now it works. I changed the installpath during sequencing to Q: instead of the default. I am not sure, but maybe that was it.

    Thanks guys for your tips.


    • Edited by Alpejan Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:00 PM
    • Proposed as answer by znack Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by David WoltersModerator Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:36 PM
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:08 PM

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  • If your Microsoft Word is locally installed you shouldn't even require the LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED=TRUE. The default behavior is that the App-V Client will look for whatever the app requests or needs in the App-V Bubble, if it can't find it, it will look outside the bubble to the local machine. Thus if Office is installed, it should fine it without issue.

    I would suggest you run a ProcMon trace to see what's going on and where it's looking for WINWORD.EXE


    PLEASE MARK ANY ANSWERS TO HELP OTHERS Blog: rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:54 PM
  • Hello,

    Did you sequence the application on a computer with Word installed, like it would be installed on the client?


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:18 PM
  • Thanks Nicke and Rorymon.

    Yes, I did the obvious things you mention. I sequenced the  SCOM console on a VM with Office installed. I ran the action that calls Word from within the sequence process in a test. (as mentioned in the first post). This worked just fine.

    I also ran procmon from within the bubble. And I see the Winword.exe process is called. I tried to isolate the section in de log where it goes wrong. But the log is too large ;-) (I have started monitoring just before the error occurs en stopped right after en closed all other apps). I see a lot of Winword.exe but I'm not sure what I’m looking for exactly.

    If I open the App-V with sfttray /exe cmd "Operations Console SCOM 2012 7.1.10226.0" I can perfectly start Winword from the command line. No problems there.

    The exact error message is "Failed to launch Microsoft Word. Please make sure Microsoft Word is installed. Here is the error message: Dit bestand kan niet worden gevonden" (This file can not be found).

    I can upload the procmon log to OneDrive.

    I do see a lot of repetitive actions in the Log

    Name not found:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Managed\S-1-5-21-1043741439-1967136485-622671684-1720\Installer\Components\8F622368F04F7B849A7B2021EE668F21

    HKU\S-1-5-21-1043741439-1967136485-622671684-1720\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Components\8F622368F04F7B849A7B2021EE668F21

    The third line is success

    HKCR\Installer\Components\8F622368F04F7B849A7B2021EE668F21

    This happens about 800 times! This doesn’t look good.


    • Edited by Alpejan Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:41 AM
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:41 AM
  • Solved!

    I repackaged the whole thing and now it works. I changed the installpath during sequencing to Q: instead of the default. I am not sure, but maybe that was it.

    Thanks guys for your tips.


    • Edited by Alpejan Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:00 PM
    • Proposed as answer by znack Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by David WoltersModerator Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:36 PM
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:08 PM