Apps Needing PVAD

Posted by Tim Mangan on Apr 13, 2015 9:10:10 PM

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Since App-V 5.0 SP3, the default situation is that apps are installed into the VFS.  This solves a lot of integration issues, especially involving Configuration Groups, but it is not perfect for every app.

The MVPs started a list of apps that we discovered that required PVAD installation to work.  Microsoft recently contacted me with a few other apps that they had noticed, and I thought it would be nice to share.

The known apps needing PVAD list:

  • WinZip
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Office 2010
  • Avaya CMS Supervisor R17
  • ArcGIS Desktop

To sequence using the PVAD, there is a command line argument or registry setting to bring back the PVAD prompt, or you can just enter monitoring mode and browse to the root of the OS drive (C:\ by default) and look for a folder that looks like a GUID.  Install to that folder and you get a PVAD install.

If you run into others, let me know and I’ll update this post.


This article is reprinted with permission, and was first posted on Tim's blog, April 3rd, 2015

Topics: AppV5, AppV Tools

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