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Description of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1

INTRODUCTION
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (App-V 4.5 SP1) is now available. This service pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5. Additionally, it contains the following improvements:

Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

App-V 4.5 SP1 provides support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This includes support for Windows 7 taskbar, for AppLocker, for BranchCache, and for BitLockerToGo. Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported for only the Application Virtualization Server.

Support for third-party Kerberos realms

App-V 4.5 SP1 provides support for environments that have a trust relationship and mapped user accounts between a Windows Domain and an MIT Kerberos realm. For more information about how to enable this support, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:Improved support for application publishing and streaming over the HTTP and HTTPS protocols

App-V 4.5 SP1 provides support for application publishing and streaming over the HTTP and HTTPS protocols for the following operating system editions:
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
Customer feedback and hotfix rollup

App-V 4.5 SP1 also includes a rollup of fixes to address issues that have been found since the App-V 4.5 Cumulative Update 1 release. This rollup addresses known issues and feedback from partners and customers who are using App-V 4.5.

In addition to some stability improvements, this service pack addresses the following issues:
  • When a virtual application tries to delete a file on drive C, a "file not found" error occurs even though the file is deleted successfully.
  • When you create an MSI package by using the App-V Sequencer, third-party tools may be unable to validate the resulting MSI package.
This service pack also includes a hotfix that was previously released. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973873 Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: August 2009
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How to obtain App-V 4.5 SP1

To obtain this App-V 4.5 SP1, visit your volume licensing or subscription Web site for Microsoft Application Virtualization.

Known issues

For the latest information about the known issues, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:

Sequencing Microsoft Office 2010



You cannot sequence Microsoft Office 2010 in App-V 4.5 SP1.

Third-party Kerberos realms and publishing refresh

Consider the following scenario:
  • You enable support for third-party Kerberos realms.
  • You add or remove a user from an Active Directory security group that is used to control access to an application.
In this scenario, Application Virtualization 4.5 does not correctly publish the application after a publishing refresh procedure. The user must log off and then log back on to see the changes.
App-V 4.5 SP1
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Article ID: 976338 - Last Review: 11/06/2009 10:01:21 - Revision: 1.0

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