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DSC issue's with adobe x RRS feed

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  • hi I have tried manually editing the OSD and using the DSC tool to get the following working

     

    we have an application which uses word, pdfs, and powerpoint

     

    we have office 2003 sequenced , and adobe x reader.

     

    I manually got power point applications working and use the local word for the word docs (we use office 2010 on the desktops but hte application wants to use office 2003 power point. this all works. however I cannot get our virtual pdf reader to work when i try to launch a pdf i get the usual error of the specified appliction does not exist.

    it does exist and works. heres the code i am using in my promary applications to refference adobe

     

    <VIRTUALENV TERMINATECHILDREN="FALSE">
         

    <DEPENDENCIES> 

    <CODEBASE HREF="RTSP://FET-APP-V:554/Microsoft Office 2003/Microsoft Office 2003_2.sft" GUID="0A5044D6-1684-425E-934F-B23AE6EE4F31" SYSGUARDFILE="OF2003PR\osguard.cp" />

     

    <CODEBASE HREF="RTSP://FET-APP-V:554/Adobe Acrobat Reader X 10/Adobe Acrobat Reader X 10_2.sft" GUID="449B2EAE-F51A-4C23-9191-1ABBC8972A11"  SYSGUARDFILE="Adobe Acrobat Reader X 10\osguard.cp" />

    </DEPENDENCIES>


          <ENVLIST />
        </VIRTUALENV>

     

     


    • Edited by scott1527 Friday, May 13, 2011 7:02 AM
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:05 PM

Answers

  • The only things I can see that are clearly wrong in your posts are not likely to be the issue.

    1) Package names should not have spaces in them.

    2) DSC Dependency lines should include a MANDATORY setting.

     

    Other odd notes:

     - If the user ran the locally installed winword.exe and left open before starting the primary virtual app and launching a doc, your virtual "word" could start and get bounced to the non-virtualized one.  Locally deployed plus virtual offices on the same box are not really supported.

     - If adobe reader is published as an external app in addition to DSC this could cause issues if not careful.

     - Manual OSD editing for dependencies must be performed for every OSD in the primary application.

     - Aaron's question is quite key to troubleshooting (cmd prompt question).


    Tim Mangan MVP for App-V and Citrix CTP Author of AppV books: "The Client Book" and "OSD Reference Book" (http://www.tmurgent.com/Books )

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:52 PM
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All replies

  • Do you have Reader already open at the same time as Office 2003 and opening the PDF file?
    This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:59 PM
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  • office 2003 works when closed. i.e it opens 2003 when requested. I have tried adobe xopen and closed each time it says the specified applications does not exist.
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:59 PM
  • Hello,

    I have a hard-time grasping what you are doing, what you are experiencing and what you are trying to achieve. Can you explain it in more detailed and more structured? 
    /Znack
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 6:48 PM
  • I have an application which has documents linked within it. these documents are either word, powerpoint or pdf documents. the local installation of office is 2010 but this application requires office 2003 and the latest version of adobe x reader.

    I already have office 2003 and adobe x reader sequenced and are highly used (they work perfect) I have adobe x set to refference the local machine (all pdfs are opened with the virtual adobe x program)

    I am trying to use DSC to link to the seperate sequenced applications rather than making a huge package with all of the above included. I used the code above to tell the primary applications what dependancies it had. this works perfect for office 2003 (word / powerpoint) but when i try to do the same for adobe x i get the error "the specified appliction does not exist" when it tries to load adobe x.


    Friday, May 13, 2011 7:02 AM
  • If you launch a command prompt inside the primary package (see here: http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/virtualisation/app-v-faq-27-how-do-i-get-an-application-into-the-app-v-bubble-for-troubleshooting/) are you able to launch AdbeRd32.exe from that command prompt?
    This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
    Friday, May 13, 2011 10:37 AM
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  • Are you retrofitting the applications with DSC or were the dependent applications installed locally during sequencing?
    Steve Thomas, SSEE, Microsoft
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    Saturday, May 14, 2011 1:51 AM
  • I was retro fitting as office seems to work and the vitrual pdf has fta on the local computers so should open.

     

    I will give the cmd prompt idea a try later today

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:29 AM
  • The only things I can see that are clearly wrong in your posts are not likely to be the issue.

    1) Package names should not have spaces in them.

    2) DSC Dependency lines should include a MANDATORY setting.

     

    Other odd notes:

     - If the user ran the locally installed winword.exe and left open before starting the primary virtual app and launching a doc, your virtual "word" could start and get bounced to the non-virtualized one.  Locally deployed plus virtual offices on the same box are not really supported.

     - If adobe reader is published as an external app in addition to DSC this could cause issues if not careful.

     - Manual OSD editing for dependencies must be performed for every OSD in the primary application.

     - Aaron's question is quite key to troubleshooting (cmd prompt question).


    Tim Mangan MVP for App-V and Citrix CTP Author of AppV books: "The Client Book" and "OSD Reference Book" (http://www.tmurgent.com/Books )

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:52 PM
    Moderator