Hi. I have been hunting around for a solution but no luck, thus the post. I am trying to install project 2007 std using app-v. i have sequenced it and deployed it through sccm. this works. here'e the problem - when i open project, it launches and give the impression that it works but i get a blank screen. no functions are available. normally you get a gantt chart, you add tasks etc. but nothing. i have re-squenced still no luck. when i sequenced i made sure i launched the app and went through and engaged all the function types available. there is no negitive feedback/logs etc. on the install or deployment. a lot of old posts say that office 2007 cant be done. is this still the case or resolved at some point? help needed. thanks.
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I am having almost the same problem!

I have been sequenced the Project 2007, but when the package start on the client machine the software seems to try to re-install the application!

Guys do you have any guide-line to sequence the Project 2007?

Thanks and Regards,
Answered 02/05/2010 by: clyrigham
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How did you sequence it? Did you run the shortcut after install from outside Sequence and in-side as well before taking final capture? If not try that way and application will know much more about its existance in buble.
Answered 02/05/2010 by: TheGuru
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Guru. thanks for the tip will give it a try. i only launched the app as part of the sequecing process and didnt do one as you mentioned - before the final capture. will post the outcome.
Answered 02/07/2010 by: lady.d
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still no progress. when trying to launch the software as Guru suggested i get message 'problem with shortcut | this action is only vaild for products that are currently installed'. I am able to install project 2007 std manually on the same test machine, this worked perfect.
i have tried re-sequencing it a number of time, trying different paths - still same result. if i use the q drive the above mentioned problems occurs. if i use the default install path (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office) set using the .exe then i get app-v error 00000002 (suggestion by someone in the office) on attempted launch of the software.
a key point here, that i didnt mention above, is that i am trying to install on Win7. i have check appcompat and no issues are identified - plus the manual install works.
Answered 02/08/2010 by: lady.d
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I am having precisely the same problem:

Host OS = Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Sequencer = App-V 4.6.0.1401
Application = Microsoft Project Standard 2007

hoping someone can suggest a solution, cannot find any reference to this issue anywhere else on the web!

Thanks
Answered 02/09/2010 by: solidec
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just a note that i have not resolved this yet. will post again if that changes, but suggestions and solutions still very much welcome.
Answered 02/16/2010 by: lady.d
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Try running the exe directly if shortcut fails. That happens if any other files are locked and will get installed after reboot (which sequencer does silently without rebooting your machine). Clicking on exe should work and generate enough data for you to capture to make it work from SFT.
Answered 02/18/2010 by: TheGuru
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No resolution on my side either.

I have installed the app to the Q:\ drive, launched multiple times during monitoring and during FB1 definition and had no visual issues during sequencing.
I have successfully sequenced Visio Standard 2007 without any issues on this platform.
However when I launch Project, it loads up fine however the gui is a blank screen for the project, I cannot see any of the project views (Gant Chart, Calendar etc)
It lets me switch views but the screen remains blank.
I have run ProcMon.exe inside the bubble but it highlights nothing of any conseqience.
Has anyone come across such an issue previously and what was their solution?
Answered 02/22/2010 by: solidec
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Still nothing for me. Side tracked on another install at the moment. But we have to get this up and running so will post when i have more.
Answered 02/25/2010 by: lady.d
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The official Microsoft line on virtualizing Office is: (as of a meeting with them about four weeks ago) "Just don't even try."

Is there a reason it has to be virtualized? You've obviously got SCCM, what's wrong with a generic deploy?
Answered 02/26/2010 by: Jsaylor
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normal tier 2 apps will be generic, but where we can they will virtualised. virtualised will be a much cleaner approach were user based deployment is used over machine - for a specific list of apps - naturally where a license allows for it.
Answered 02/28/2010 by: lady.d
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I'm having the same issue here: blank screen instead of gantt chart.

The sequence (made with 4.5) works like a charm using the 4.5 AppV client.
After having updated the client to 4.6 I started having this blank screen issue.
I tried resequencing it with the 4.6 sequencer but the same happens.
Answered 03/10/2010 by: dynek
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Hmm almost sounds like a bad COM registration. Have you tried process explorer to see if Project is having trouble locating a specific DLL?
Answered 03/10/2010 by: kkaminsk
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kkaminsk,

Thank you for your answer. I tried running Process Explorer but don't seem to find where I should see if Project is having trouble locating a DLL. Can you give me a hint ?

Thank you
Answered 03/11/2010 by: dynek
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Just narrow the fillter down to msproject.exe and look for a series of entries where it searches for a DLL but the result field only yelds a series of NOT FOUND results. The reason you'll see multiple entries is because Windows will go through it's search paths for the DLL if it cannot locate it in the initial location it tires.
Answered 03/11/2010 by: kkaminsk
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Hi Guys
I too have this problem, has anyone else been able to find a solution to this ?
I've tried to see if it was missing a DLL but no luck.
Can't find anything else on the web about this either.
Answered 03/22/2010 by: ZombieFood
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When sequencing Office applications you may have to add
<POLICIES>
<LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED>TRUE</LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED>
</POLICIES>
to your OSD. For more information check: [link]http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2007/09/20/a-look-under-the-covers-the-local-interaction-allowed-tag.aspx[/link]

The MS Project with blank screen problem, was solved by adding this the OSD file.
Answered 03/23/2010 by: mblijenberg
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awesome ! thanks for that, will definitely keep it in mind for future apps.
Answered 03/23/2010 by: ZombieFood
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Thanks so much mblijenberg your suggestion has resolved my problem - and would expect everyone elses.
Answered 03/28/2010 by: lady.d
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Worked for me too, thanks :D
Answered 03/29/2010 by: solidec
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I've been trying to sequence project for a couple of days now and I've been getting a variation of problems...

I'm about to start from scratch.

Lady-D or Solidec did you follow any particular process when you completed the sequencing?

Thanks
Doc
Answered 05/28/2010 by: Donaculous
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Here's the Error I get:

The Application Virtualization Client cannot use the OSD file specified because the GUID attribute for the CODEBASE element changed (rc 0C403B04-00001004).
Answered 05/28/2010 by: Donaculous
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Hi Doc. There are a few write ups that tell you really the same thing - worth a read http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2008/07/30/softgrid-sequencing-office-professional-2007-in-30-easy-steps.aspx the sequencing process is stright forward nothing to report other than whats listed in the link. at the end of the sequencing is when you add the element to the OSD file. When are you getting the error and how are you deploying?

At the moment i am trying to resolve a problem when opening a .mpp file (i sequenced project pro) outside of the application. it prompts for project server accounts. click either ok or cancel the file still open. when opening the file in the applicaiton there is no prompt. normal install does not produce this result. has anyone had this problem?
Answered 05/29/2010 by: lady.d
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Thanks for the info Lady.D. I had the local_interation_policy added. I rolled back my VM and resequenced the app from scracth. Now when I open the app, after it downloads it immediatly shuts down before the app actually opens. Here's what I have in the Log:

Project began to launched and then immediatly shutdown. Here is the error I get in the sftlog.txt file on the client:[/align] [/align][06/01/2010 14:50:40:946 ???? INF] {tid=1108:usr=User1}
An error occurred while opening the virtual registry (section: 9), rc: 07B01F0C-0000004A[/align]
[06/01/2010 14:50:40:946 ???? INF] {tid=1108}
An error occurred while opening the virtual registry (section: 9), rc: 07B01F0C-0000004A[/align]
[06/01/2010 14:50:40:946 SWAP INF] {hap=12:app=Microsoft Office Project 2007 12.0.4518.1014:tid=1108:usr=User1}
Elapsed time for upload: 0.109 seconds[/align]
[06/01/2010 14:50:41:228 SWAP INF] {hap=12:app=Microsoft Office Project 2007 12.0.4518.1014:tid=1108:usr=User1}
Elapsed time for launch: 0.531 seconds[/align]
[06/01/2010 14:50:43:040 SWAP INF] {hap=12:app=Microsoft Office Project 2007 12.0.4518.1014:tid=1108:usr=User1}
App shut down[/align]
Answered 06/01/2010 by: Donaculous
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mblijenberg solution worked for me
Answered 07/09/2010 by: d4rkcell
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Hello,
I am sequencing project 2010 and have rest of the office 2010 already present on the base build.
I did follow the procedure mentioned above and in the various blogs.

My application is not able to retrieve the product key. when i launch the project 2010 shortcut it aska for product key.
however when i launch the app while sequencing no such message comes up.

kindly suggest where am i missing?
Answered 08/13/2010 by: karshi
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hello, Lady.d,

Could you please advise how to disable the auto update check while scripting MS project 2007?
Answered 01/24/2011 by: fuliping
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