Installing App-V 4.5 SP2 on 4.6 Management Server

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This week Microsoft released App-V 4.5 SP2. The release notes introduced the following new functions:

  • Support for Office 2010: App-V 4.5 SP2 now supports the virtualization of Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Support for Database Mirroring: App-V 4.5 SP2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server Database Mirroring.
  • Customer Feedback and Hotfix Rollup: App-V 4.5 SP2 also includes a rollup of fixes to address issues found after the App-V  4.5 SP1 release.

The support for database mirroring is a very interested new function. But how about database mirroring on my App-V 4.6 infrastructure. I looked at the version of my App-V 4.6 server, the version was 4.5.2.17140. So technically it’s also possible to install the servicepack on my 4.6 infrastructure. I give it a try:

I looked in my database on which version my server was runnning. I did the following query:

SELECT hostname,version FROM dbo.SERVERS;

The result was:

Hostname: ###### ——- Version: 4.5.2.17140

Below the steps I did:

1. Download the patch from here

2. Unzip the download file and start the setup_upgrade.exe from the Management Server folder

3. On the welcome screen click Next

4. Accept the terms and click Next

5. Choose your option on the Windows Update screen and click Next

6. Note that the access to the Management Server will be disbabled and click Next

7. Check if the database information is correct and click Next

8. Click Next

9. Click Upgrade

10. After the Upgrade restart the Management Server

After the restart I ran the query again:

Hostname: ###### ——- Version: 4.5.3.19480

The result is that my 4.6 App-V Management Server is upgraded with a 4.5 SP2. Very nice logic, but it works. Now it’s time for in dept testing!!

App-V: Management Console fails with error 0000C802

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Issue: The SoftGrid Management Console on the Virtual Application Server may be unable to connect to itself by name and produced error 0000C802 when launched. The console does launch successfully when referenced as “localhost” or by it’s IP address.
Cause: The browser on the computer (IE) is configured to use a proxy server.
Resolution: Either remove the proxy server or configure an exception to bypass the proxy for this connection.
Additional Information: Accordng to KB930469this error could be caused by one or more of the following:

  • The port specified is invalid
  • The World Wide Web Publishing Service is not running
  • The default web site is not running

If you check all of these and still experience the issue then it may be caused by the browser being configured to use a proxy server.  After eliminating the conditions from KB930489 as possibilities, check your Internet Explorer configuration settings by going to Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN settings.  Here you can either disable the proxy server, or if you do not use dotted names (e.g. myserver versus myserver.local) try enabling ‘Bypass proxy server for local addresses’.  If this is enabled, any server name that does not have a dot in it will be considered local, therefore the proxy will be bypassed.  If this fails or is not an option in your environment, you can add an exception for the server via the same page by selecting the Advanced button.