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App-v 5 and replace exe file inside package. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have 2 different applications working fine in App-v 4 and i need some help how to get them running in app-v 5.
    Both apps have an launch file witch checks versions on main server then downloads all files needed and then launches the newly downloaded exe.

    App-v 5 wont give users modify rights on exe or dll so i have from what i know 3 ways to try solve it.

    1.Shim

    2.MakeLink

    3.Add the install dir to exclusions list in sequencer and make an empty package.

    Anyone got similar apps and solved it nicely ? 

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:16 PM

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  • I'm not fond of applications which update themselves (you lose control, and if someone at the backend f*cks-up, you're the first one they are pointing to). 99.9% of our applications have auto-update features disabled (or I'll break that at package state), the only exclusion in our environment is the Bloomberg Desktop Installer.
    So if you really want to accomplish this, you al ready gave the answer yourself :). Maybe it's even beter to not use app-v for deployment (in the case of bloomberg, we deploy also the native installer).


    Roy Essers

    Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:55 PM
  • Hi,

    In App-V 5.1 the following Copy-on-Write (CoW) extensions are prohibited:

            - .exe

            - .dll

            - .ocx

            - .com

    John

    Monday, June 11, 2018 9:27 AM