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APPV5 - Firefox APPV5 doesn't see local Office

02/13/2020 606 views

Hello,

I need to edit Office documents by using Firefox APPV. (In Sharepoint)


I'm using Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer to do the APPV but i don't understand what i need to do so that firefox can see Office on the local computer.


Here is what i tried :

- Launch differents Office documents during the sequencer, and it creates link to office folder on "Package Files" tab

- Merge Office folder in "Package Files" tab.

- On "Advanced" tab, i tick :


- Allow all named objects to interact with the local system
- Allow all COM objects to interact with the local system
- Allow virtual application full write permissions to the virtual file

- Add manually link to each office exe in ProgramFiles.

- Modify registry and add this : 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Compatibility]
"RegistryCompatibilityMode"=dword:00000001


No matter what i try, nothing happens, i always have "Could not start MS Office" error on Firefox when trying to update Excel file for example.


I found this :

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-desktop-optimization-pack/appv-v5/running-a-locally-installed-application-inside-a-virtual-environment-with-virtualized-applications

But i think it's only if Office is another APPV and not local software.


I want to try this :

LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED=TRUE

But i don't understand where to write this in DeploymentConfig.xml and i haven't found any clue on it.


To resume :

I have Firefox 52 in APPV5 and Office 365 locally on computer and I need to see Office with Firefox.


Can anyone helps me on this topic ?


Thanks in advance.

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As far as I know Office365 is kind a virtualized too (even if you  think it is installed locally).
Try to add the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ClickToRun\OverRide
dword: AllowJitvInAppvVirtualizedProcess=1


I found a blog post with similar issue for AppV chrome + office365:
https://www.itninja.com/blog/view/virtual-google-chrome-and-local-o365-issues-solution

Answered 02/17/2020 by: rad33k
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Hello rad33k,


It's exactly what i've done last friday to resolve my question.


This link helped me :

http://packageology.com/2017/10/fix-office-365-app-v-interaction/


Thanks for your answer.

Answered 02/17/2020 by: JohnIT
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  • You are welcome - thanks for updating us that you solved it :-)
 
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