The 4.0 release provides the users with full support of Microsoft
Application Virtualization (App-V 5.x).
Full support of Microsoft Application
Virtualization (App-V 5.x) technology
The new version of PACE Suite brings the new feature of
creating and editing the App-V 5.x packages regardless to having the Microsoft
Sequencer installed on the system.
For building a new App-V package in the easiest way, open an
existing projects or capture a new one, select the desired App-V package version format (5.0 SP1 or 5.1) and click on ‘Build
App-V’ to obtain a working virtual package.
Editing a virtual package is same simple. Open a package with
MSI Generator, modify the package resources as you wish and generate the
updated App-V package.
With the help of PACE Suite, the user is able to view,
create, import or exclude various resources like Files, Folders, Registry entries, Services, Shortcuts and File Type Associations (FTAs). The user
can also specify the Virtualization
Levels (Merge or Override) for the Folders and Registry keys.
MSI Generator allows the user updating Application Name, Version, Publisher, Package Name and Description.
Furthermore, it is possible now to manage Streaming Options in order to optimize the
created App-V package over slow or unreliable networks.
Use the Target OS
dialog to specify the operating systems that can run the created virtual
Select the Primary
Virtual Application Directory (PVAD) value for the best result.
The Advanced Options
allows to enable visibility of the named and COM objects in an App-V package to
the local system to improve the usability of some application functions. Local
system visibility may be useful for such tasks as virtualizing legacy versions
of Microsoft Outlook. In addition, it allows enabling full write permissions to
the virtual file system for the virtual application.
Auto-creation of MSI tables
The new version of MSI Editor checks and automatically
creates all necessary MSI tables for the user’s MSI schema.
- Incorrect representation of identical x86 and
x64 bits registry keys in Windows Installer package, built by MSI Generator
(example of identical keys: ‘HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node’ and ‘HKLM\Software’)
- Wrong behavior of building Windows Installer
package containing files with the same name, which are located in the similar
x86 and x64 bits folders like 'C:\Program Files\ABC’ and 'C:\Program Files
(x86)\ABC’. Issue with displaying results of the Package
Quality Assistant function in MSI Editor
- Problem with transferring the function name to a
new scriptlet of Active Scripting functionality in MSI Editor
- Bugs related to the Find and Replace
functionality of MSI Editor
- Incorrect import of DWORD registry values to the
project using MSI Generator
- Crashes on creating a new project in MSI
- Problem with updating the list of directories
for the INSTALLDIR field on the Package tab of MSI Generator
- Moving Custom Action with enabled filters like
‘Hide standard actions’ could cause non-unique sequence number.
- New Custom Action is placed on the top of list
instead of being placed right after the selected Action.
- UI issues on the Create Package dialog and Files
tab of MSI Generator
- Crash on navigating to the ‘Advertised’ checkbox
of the Shortcut tab of MSI Generator
- Wrong behavior of the Import icon for shortcut
function in MSI Generator