I am in the process of converting our virtualised applications from APPV 4.6 to APPV 5.0.

Some of the applications are converting without a problem. However, there are a few others that aren't converting as a result of having some date in the <DEPENDENCY> area of the OSD.

For example

   <HREF>cmd.exe /c del /q /f "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%Windows\plclient.ini"</HREF>
   <HREF>REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "Y:\Powlog36.054\plclient.exe" /t REG_SZ /d "WINXPSP3" /f</HREF>

I have a couple of questions. Firstly, can this be converted? I am thinking if I were to remove this information from the OSD that it would probable convert ok. But I would need this information in my APPV 5.0 package. Which leads to my second question. How would I achieve the same result in my APPV 5.0 configuration files? Where do I eidt in my config files?

I was thinking I needed to input my information in the Deployment_config.xml file in the Machine Scripts area, under something like this

<Path>powershell.exe </Path>
<Arguments>-ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File installDriver.ps1 arg1 arg2</Arguments>
</AddPackage >
<Path>powershell.exe </Path>
<Arguments>.\Scripts\InstallDriver.ps1 </Arguments> OR can be <Arguments>[{AppVPackageRoot}]\..\Scripts\InstallDriver.ps1 </Arguments>
<Wait RollbackOnError="true" (Doesn't continue if script fails) Timeout="120"/> A timeout of ‘0’ means “wait indefinitely” for the process to exit

I am new to APPV 5.0 and so I'm not sure where I'm supposed to edit the configuration files to get the same result as when I edited the OSD files in APPV 4.6

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.




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I guess it won't convert because there is not OSD scripting in App-V 5.0 - it's in Dynamic Configuration Files - http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=1154

Confirmed by this article:


Package Conversion
The package converter will not convert scripts, packages with dependencies, and/or other certain customizations.  It also only directly converts 4.5 packages and later.  We highly recommend testing App-V 5.0 by sequencing your critical apps first when performing a pilot.  A future post will come out to highlight the limitations of the package converter, and assist you through a straightforward and successful conversion experience.



It's a shame that they couldn't provide backwards compatibilty support in the client for sequences created in 4.6 - like they did for all previous 4.x versions.

Not sure how you'd go about adding your scripts in 5.0 - I've not used it in anger myself - this link may help: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj713466.aspx





Answered 09/03/2013 by: dunnpy
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