Here is a quick tip for App-V 5 local publishing of an App-V client package
After packaging an application recently, we wanted to test it locally first before adding to the App-V shared content store, or distributing it via the App-V infrastructure mode servers etc.
You may however come across some errors when trying to add and publish the appv package similar to the below.
add-appvclientpackage : Application Virtualization Service failed to complete requested operation.
Operation attempted: Retrieve Package and Version IDs From Package URL.
AppV Error Code: 0C80070002.
Error module: Streaming Manager. Internal error detail: 74F00F0C80070002.
Please consult AppV Client Event Log for more details.
At line:1 char:1
+ add-appvclientpackage “C:\admin\G&G IP v4.3.2015.49 OSL\G&G IP v4.3.2015.49 OSL. …
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidResult: (:) [Add-AppvClientPackage], ClientException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : RetrieveGuidsFromPackageURL,Microsoft.AppV.AppvClientPowerShell.AddAppvPackage
Some things to keep in mind when publishing from a local source.
- Run the powershell console as an administrator
- Ensure your content is pointing to a UNC share path not a direct path (even though direct is apparently supported?)
- Ensure the Network Service account has permission to access this local folder or path
So, instead of: add-appvclientpackage “C:\folder\ApplicationName\ApplicationName.appv”
Share it and try: add-appvclientpackage “\\server\folder\\ApplicationName\ApplicationName.appv“
Full command to add a package locally, publish it and mount it:
Add-AppvClientPackage -Path ” \\server\folder\\ApplicationName\ApplicationName.appv ” | Publish-AppvClientPackage -Global | Mount-AppvClientPackage