Monday, May 9, 2011

Launch Virtualized Application without AppV Management Server

This would be useful to do troubleshooting on the application. Without the AppV management server, we can still launch the virtualized application with the AppV client. Here is what you need to do,

  1. Copy the whole virtualized application folder that includes all the sequenced files like Icons, .sft, .sprj, .xml, and .osd to local c:\
  2. Edit the .osd file with notepad.
  3. Look for this code, CODEBASE HREF
  4. Replace the protocol to FILE, and hostname to C:
  5. For example: <CODEBASE HREF=FILE://C:/Adobe.80/Adobe.80.sft
  6. Save the .osd file
  7. Right click the .osd file and open it with AppV Client

Are you getting the similar error like below???


You are required to modify a registry key to solve this error. Go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\Client\Configuration and change the value "AllowIndependentFileStreaming" value to 1.

Cheers again… You can now launch the virtualized application without the use of AppV management server. =)


  1. Perfect - exactly what we were looking for! When installing the App-V client you can directly allow to run local packages though (I guess this will set the regkey you mentioned).

  2. If your package (.local SFT file) cannot be found, remove the ASR (ApplicationSourceRoot) entry in the registry.

    Full registry location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\Client\Configuration -> remove "ApplicationSourceRoot"