Microsoft AppV Client Installation and Repair issues

I am facing problems while installation of "Appv Client 4.6".

   1. I got the MSI where repair and modify options were disabled. I created a MST for APPv Client 4.6 and enabled the options. On repairing the package will show fatal error. Does APPv Client supports repair?

   2. I want to change the Global Location from "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documnets" (default setting) to  "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Application Virtualization Client". For this I used SET  Property CA to set "CONF_SWIGLOBALDATA" property and gave the value to "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application  Data\Microsoft\Application Virtualization Client\"

But after installation files are still getting installed to default location.

In log file it shows there is a CA "SWIUpdateGlobalDataProperties" which sets the value of CONF_SWIGLOBALDATA and other properties FS_FILENAME, FS_SWIFSSTORAGE, SWIDUMPPATH.

However when installing through command line and passing the parameter CONF_SWIGLOBALDATA= C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Application Virtualization Client\, package installs with the required settings. But instead of commnadline parameters I want it to be done in the MSI. Any idea how to do it?

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Answers (2)

Posted by: jagadeish 10 years ago
Red Belt

Did you try "[%ALLUSERSPROFILE]\Application  Data\Microsoft\Application Virtualization Client\" instead of

"%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application  Data\Microsoft\Application Virtualization Client\"

Where [%ALLUSERSPROFILE] is how you would retrieve the value of the ALLUSERSPROFILE environment variable into a windows installer property. 

Posted by: piyushnasa 10 years ago
Red Belt

1) Repair is not supported in App-V, however you can uninstall and install it again. It will be like a repair.

2) Change the path in the Directory table and disable the custom action changing this.

  • Even I think so that it doesn't support repair. Fine ..

    How you handled Microsoft Error Reporting? I am unable to uninstall it. - vmnit 10 years ago
  • You have to add the APPGUID={Your AppGUID of APP-V Client}
    as a parameter to the Microsoft Error Reporting to install and uninstall it. - piyushnasa 10 years ago
  • I have tried it but still while uninstallation it will show fatal error. Now I am trying to install the setup.exe silently... - vmnit 10 years ago
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