App-V 5 and scripts RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Anyone who has tried to use scripts in App-V 5?

    I have a strange issue. I have tried a simple bat/vbs file and applied this to a package. I have inserted a <UserScripts><Startprocess> or <UserScripts><StartVirtualEnvironment>  between the <UserConfiguration></UserConfiguration> part.


    Example 1:

    appData = sh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%AppData%")
    WScript.Echo appData

    Will return "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming"

    Example 2:

    UserName = ObjShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%")
    wscript.echo UserName

    Will return my Computers name.

    So it seems like the scripts aren't runned as the user. But if I look in the taskmanager, the script seems to run as the user...

    Any input?


    Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:21 AM


All replies

  • Hello,

    Yes, I can repeat the behavior. I suggest you open a call with Microsoft.

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:10 PM
  • Where are you putting this? In the Deployment Config? Or in the Dynamic user Config?
    Deployment configuration also has a UserConfiguration element in addition to MachineConfiguration. Yet  we need this to be under the user's context. If this is Dynamic User config and it is still happening, I would definitely open a call.

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    Friday, November 30, 2012 4:29 PM
  • I choosed to export the current configuration from the package I had uploaded to the Publishing server so I get one XML-file with both the Machine and User parts.

    Then I added the script part between the <UserConfiguration> and </UserConfiguration>. Then uploaded the XML file to the package.

    Right or wrong?


    Friday, November 30, 2012 4:35 PM
  • Refer to this article for a discussion on scripting in App-V 5: Scripting and Embedded Scripting for AppV 5.0 (Dynamic Deployment and User Configuration Scripting)

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    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:40 AM
  • Hello,

    Startup script for a process? No

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:28 AM
  • Hello,

    I suggest you create a seperate thread - as its not relating to the original question in anyway

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:34 PM