App-V 5 SP2 Hotfix 4 and 5
Hotfix 4 is actually more than just a hotfix. It is quite a major update. Most importantly it fixes the following:
- Hotfix 4 finally solved the issue with having to grant the local system access to a network share from which you wanted to launch an executable inside an App-V 5 environment. The workarounds described in my earlier post(s) are no longer required.
- It also finally allows us to write inside the Virtual Environment again, although with some limitations tot the types of files that can be written.
- We can now again save packages as new packages, like we were used to in App-V 4.6. This makes it much easier to create a (slight) variation of the same package.
- Performance issues have been addressed.
More Information and the rest of the fixes in HF4 can be found here.
Hotfix 5 adds the ability to create user based connection groups that contain both user published applications as well as globally published applications. This allows you to for instance publish Office globally and Office Add-ins on a per user basis.
This feature is however not supported in a full infrastructure scenario as there is no fix for the server available (yet) to enable this feature. But it should work with SCCM managed connection groups, although I haven’t been able to test it yet.
More Information and the rest of the fixes in HF5 can be found here.