Hotfix Package 1 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 3

Applies to: Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 for Remote Desktop Services Service Pack 3Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 for Windows Desktops Service Pack 3


This article describes a hotfix package that contains hotfixes for Adobe Acrobat issues in Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 (App-V 5.0) Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Note We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment.

This hotfix package resolves the following issues.

Issue 1: Virtualized Adobe Acrobat running through an App-V Client on Windows 7 crashes or stops responding because of DLL issues

Virtualized Adobe Acrobat running on Windows 7 may crash or stop responding because of an interoperability issue between App-V and Adobe. This issue causes App-V to sometimes load multiple copies of the same DLL from different locations. This, in turn, causes the virtual Adobe Acrobat application to crash or stop responding when certain operations are performed. This issue is fixed in this hotfix package.

Issue 2: Stop error is triggered by DLL issues when an App-V Client tries to load Adobe Acrobat packages

Some products, such as Adobe Acrobat, use DLLs that have file name extensions other than .dll. When an App-V Client loads virtualized packages of these applications, it does not recognize these files as DLLs and does not exclude them from the copy-on-write subsystem. A Stop error may occur when a package is run that uses these DLLs.


Hotfix information

A 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 installed.

Installation information

If the original client was deployed by using the .msi file, you must apply the .msp file to have a successful update. To extract the .msp file, run the following command:

AppV5.0SP3_Client_KB3039022.exe /LAYOUT

Important note When you try to uninstall an update, the attempt fails if a just-in-time virtualization (JIT-V) package is being used.

This issue was introduced with the just-in-time-virtualization (JIT-V) feature in App-V 5.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). All SP2 and SP3 hotfix (patch-level) releases may experience this issue when the following conditions are true:
  • You install the client by using a Windows Installer (.msi) file, and then you apply updates by using a Microsoft Installer Patch (.msp) file.
  • You try to uninstall an update by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
  • A JIT-V enabled package is running on the system.


To work around this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Start Local Services.
  2. Stop the Microsoft App-V Client service.
  3. Uninstall the update by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
  4. Start the Microsoft App-V Client service.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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