AppV process question

Hi All,

I am facing a bit of a strange one here with AppV and hopefully one of you guys can help me out.

I know appv runs applications detached from one another but this is not always the best thing I have found. For example if I have a locally installed version of outlook and I double click the outlook icon it will just open the already running version of outlook.

However on AppV if I am running outlook and double click the outlook icon again, it will launch a new instance of outlook and I will see OUTLOOK.exe's in my task manager.

Is there a way to get AppV to not open a new bubble if the bubble\process is already running. I know this kind of defeats the object of AppV but its not always practical.

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Posted by: morn69ca 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
I don't think there's anything in App-V to automatically handle this for you, normally the application does it's own test to see if it is running and not run again but rather bring itself back into foreground before exiting the second instance.

My only suggestion would be perhaps to create a script that does this for you and put it in the scripts section of the OSD, the script would check running processes and if one is present then possibly find a way to bring it to the foreground and then abort current launch, not sure if this is possible or how well it would work.
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