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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 2 (App-V 4.6 SP2) is now available. This service pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6. Additionally, this service pack includes some improvements and a hotfix rollup.

How to obtain App-V 4.6 SP2

This service pack is available from the Microsoft Download Center. To download the service pack, go to the following Microsoft website:
Download Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 2

More information

Improvements

App-V 4.6 SP2 contains the following improvements.
Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
App-V 4.6 SP2 adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services.
Support for coexistence with App-V 5.0 client
App-V 4.6 SP2 adds support for coexistence with the Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 client. Review the App-V 5.0 documentation for instructions about how to configure the App-V 5.0 client to work with the App-V 4.6 SP2 client.

For more information about App-V 5.0, go to the following Microsoft website:
General information about App-V 5.0
Ability to virtualize Adobe Reader X while in protected mode
You can virtualize Adobe Reader X while the protected mode feature is turned on. In earlier versions of App-V, you must disable the protected mode feature in order to virtualize Adobe Reader X.

For more information about this improvement, go to the following Microsoft website:
General information about Application Virtualization 4.6 SP2
New Sequencer command-line parameter
This service pack lets you select an .rtf or .txt file when you use the Sequencer Command Line Interface (CLI) to create a Package Accelerator (PA). This file provides packaging and deployment guidance to administrators who will apply the PA. Before you apply this service pack, this functionality is available only by using the Sequencer Graphical User Interface (GUI).

For more information about this improvement, go to the following Microsoft website:
General information about Application Virtualization 4.6 SP2
Microsoft Application Error Reporting does not have to be installed
When you are installing the App-V 4.6 SP2 client by using the Setup.msi file, you do not have to install Microsoft Application Error Reporting by using the Dw20shared.msi file. App-V 4.6 SP2 now uses Microsoft Error Reporting.

For more information about how to install the App-V client by using Setup.msi, go to the following Microsoft website:
How to install the App-V client by using Setup.msi

Customer feedback and hotfix rollup

App-V 4.6 SP2 includes a hotfix rollup to address issues that have been found since the release of App-V 4.6 SP1. App-V 4.6 SP2 contains the latest fixes up through Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 Hotfix 8, except for the fixes in Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 Hotfix 7.

For more information about Application Virtualization 4.6 SP2, go to the following Microsoft website:
General information about Application Virtualization 4.6 SP2

Known issues

For more information about the known issues in App-V 4.6 SP2, go to the following Microsoft TechNet website:
App-V 4.6 SP2 Release Notes

References

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 2738315 - Last Review: November 22, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Terminal Services
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Windows Desktops
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Sequencer
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