Sequencing Certificate (.cer) Based Applications

January 27, 2011 by Ramesh

An application which installs a certificate file (.cer) developed using .NET can be handled by AppV.

.NET based security configuration are stored in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<version>\CONFIG\security.config and
<version> depends on the .NET framework version used to create the security file.

To-do while sequencing
Sequence engineer should make sure that the above mentioned files are captured inside the bubble. The files should be added to the virtual package if they are not available by default. Attributes should be set to "Application Data" and "Override" flag should be enabled.

NOTE few applications may use just one of the above two files

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Sequencing RealPlayer 14

December 15, 2010 by Ramesh

It is quite easy to overlook this application as you may not face any challenges while sequencing RealPlayer 14.0

Nonetheless the challenge is File Associations don't get into the bubble.

I used the following environment
Sequencer: 4.6 x64
OS: Win7 64

1. Finish the sequencing process. Save the virtual App.
2. Open the package for upgrade
3. Add the missing file associations
4. Finish the package

      DO NOT add the file associations while sequencing the application. They overwrite the default associations made by the application, effectively resulting in loss of data.

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Sequencing SharePoint Designer 2007

November 23, 2010 by Ramesh

Issue Upon launching the sequenced version of Microsoft SharePoint Designer on Win7, the application repairs upon every launch

Eventviewer doesn't report back with any useful information for troubleshooting as well.


After the initial monitoring Phase, Install the SharePoint Designer to Q:\MSPD.2K7 (say)

While the monitoring phase still runs in the background,

Goto C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office12\Office Setup Controller

Rename the existing "Setup.exe" to say "backup.setup.exe"

Copy "C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office12\Office Setup Controller" and rename "rundll32.exe" to "Setup.exe"

Delete the below registry hive as well


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Sequencing Neovest 5.5

August 11, 2010 by Ramesh

The application Neovest 5.5 has multiple issues when we virtualize it for Win7.

Issue After physically installing the app, shortcut prompts for elevation when launched. This translates into an error while launching the virtualized shortcut which is "Requested Operation Requires Elevation"

Solution set the Environment variable as follows 

Issue Java is required for successful launch. Launching the shortcut on Win7 throws the following error.

Solution <WORKINGDIR> should be set to the location of the java (i.e <WORKINGDIR>T:\8.3\</WORKINGDIR>)

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Requested Operation Requires Elevation

August 8, 2010 by Ramesh

If you are new to AppV, Errors which show up might sound greek and latin to you. A point in case is 

After virtualizing applications, and launching them on Win7 might cause an "Requested operation requires elevation" error

Visually this is what they translate into

To solve the above problem, Add the below to the OSD File

              The same is applicable for any application which throws the above error. For Instance, Dreamweaver 2004 
iPatch Manager 6.0 and 
Omnipeek 5.0

shows up the same error as well.

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