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APP-V Client Automatically loosing the Server Configurations RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We have been testing APP-V with for sometime and plenty of apps are already in Production.

    We have windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 and APP-V Client 4.6. The App-V streaming server is Server 08R2 also on 4.5. Its been more than a year we are running this infrastructure and deploying applications. 

    Recently, most of the users complained about not able to run the apps streamed to them and upon diagnosis it is found that in App-V client MMC, the publishing servers content is empty. Somehow the entry got removed
    (respective Registry entry HKLM\Software\wow6432node\microsoft\softgrid\4.5\client\DC Servers was missing). After adding server name and port user is able to run apps normally.

    Now, it is not possible to do this in every terminal since our enterprise is wide spread. Is there anyway we can know what is causing this? any logs? We checked sftlog.log but didn't find anything suspicious entries. 

    Since the issue is in production now, we are urgently looking for resolution, and any prompt response would be highly appreciated. Thank you in Advance.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 6:30 PM

Answers

  • It would be very unlikely for the App-V client itself to have removed the publishing server entries. Unless you have software that is auditing changes on each system, or something happens to have been logged in the local event log on each machine, the App-V client won't have a record of the change.

    What has changed recently in your environment? Has someone deployed App-V client settings via Group Policy recently?



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    • Proposed as answer by znack Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
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    Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:34 PM
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  • It would be very unlikely for the App-V client itself to have removed the publishing server entries. Unless you have software that is auditing changes on each system, or something happens to have been logged in the local event log on each machine, the App-V client won't have a record of the change.

    What has changed recently in your environment? Has someone deployed App-V client settings via Group Policy recently?



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    • Proposed as answer by znack Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Sunday, November 18, 2012 6:01 PM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:34 PM
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  • Thank you Aaron for the response. 

    We thought the same too, that client should not have removed it. The events are so random (random time and random users) that we are not able to track which change or Policy would led to this. And unfortunately, not able to create the same situation in test machine so that we can figure out ... :)

    But to be clear, we are not using GPO for App-V client settings, so can eliminate that reason. 

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:16 PM