- This hotfix package is applicable only to the server that is running App-V 5.0 SP1.
- We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new hotfix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous update package. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains the most necessary hotfixes.
Issue 1: Automatic publishing refresh does not function correctlyWhen a user is added to a distribution group, the next automatic publishing refresh does not notice this new or changed distribution group until the user logs off and then logs on again. This problem occurs because App-V uses the membership information from the user's token to determine which packages are applicable. However, the user's token is not updated to include any memberships changes such as additions and removals until the next logoff and logon. Therefore, the user does not receive the packages as expected.
Issue 2: Windows 8.1 supportCurrently, the Application Virtualization server does not support package deployment to Windows 8.1 clients. This hotfix adds App-V 5.0 SP1 support for Windows 8.1 clients.
Issue 3: Management Console scrollingWhen you use the Application Virtualization management console, the scroll bar to enable and disable applications in a package remains at the top of the console. This prevents users from being able to select items at the bottom of the list.
Resolution 1: Automatic publishing refresh does not function correctlyImportant Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
To enable this hotfix, you must add the following registry value, and then restart the publishing service:
DWORD Name: RefreshGroupsFromAD
DWORD Value: 1
Resolution 2: Windows 8.1 supportWindows 8.1 support is enabled after you apply this hotfix package on the server that is running App-V 5.0 SP1.
Resolution 3: Management Console scrollingThis issue is resolved after you do the following:
- Apply this hotfix package on the server that is running App-V 5.0 SP1.
- Clear your web browser cache.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 1 installed.
Restart informationYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Workaround 1: Automatic publishing refresh does not function correctlyTo work around this problem if expected packages do not become available, the user must log off and then log on again.
Workaround 2: Windows 8.1 supportNo workaround is available for this issue.
Workaround 3: Management Console scrollingNo workaround is available for this issue.
Article ID: 2897087 - Last Review: Dec 6, 2013 - Revision: 1