App-V 4.6 side by side with App-V 5.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible that you install 2 App-V clients (App-V 4.6 and 5.1) sidebyside on a Windows Server 2016 and on Windows 10.

    And is it supported.

    When I google this, it is not clear.

    Friday, November 24, 2017 11:59 AM

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  • Hi Paul!

    App-V 4.6 Sp2 or SP3 was built to be side by side compatible with App-V 5.  There is even a configuration option in the v5 client called "Migration mode" that can help (but only if you are using the App-V servers to distribute in both cases and convert the packages, otherwise the setting is not needed).  4.6 SP3 added support for the original windows 10 release. 

    I have never experienced an issue with the coexistence, except when you have interactions across virtual packages, so you just bring the entire DSC/Configuration Group over to the new client.

    That said, you do need to consider that while the in-the-box version of App-V 5 on newer versions of Windows 10 and Server 2016 don't seem to conflict, the 4.6 SP3 client was never listed as supported for these newer versions. Additionally know that the 4.6 SP3 version is no longer in mainstream support, however, extended support may be still purchased.  It isn't clear to me if extended support would cover 4.6 on 1709 (for example), but that is part of what you'd be asking MS if you considered purchasing extended support. 

    Lifecycle dates from the TechNet site:

      AppV 4.6 Desktop Lifecycle Dates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=Microsoft%20Application%20Virtualization%204.6%20for%20Windows%20Desktops

      AppV 4.6 RDS Lifecycle Dates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=Microsoft%20Application%20Virtualization%204.6%20for%20Terminal%20Services

    Regards  - Tim

    Tim Mangan MVP for App-V and Citrix CTP Author of AppV books: "PowerShell with App-V 5 (5.1 Edition)", "The Client Book (4.x)" and "OSD Reference Book" (http://www.tmurgent.com/Books )

    • Proposed as answer by Paul-Cobben Sunday, November 26, 2017 7:45 PM
    Saturday, November 25, 2017 2:55 PM