Posted by Dave Thijssen Thursday, 12 December 2013
Adding App-V packages that were sequenced in Microsoft App-V 5.0 SP2 into RES Workspace Manager 2012 SR4 (126.96.36.199) results in the following error messages being displayed:
This App-V package contains no shortcuts
for RES Workspace Manager to import.
This is a known issue with RES Workspace Manager 2012 SR4.
Update 02-01-2014: This bug has been resolved in RES Workspace Manager 2012 SR4 Revision 3 (188.8.131.52), available upon customer request at RES Software. From the release notes:
"Microsoft App-V 5: Packages sequenced with Microsoft App-V 5 SP2 could not be imported in Console
Microsoft App-V 5.0 packages that were sequenced with Microsoft App-V 5 SP2 could not be imported in the RES Workspace Manager Console. This was caused by a change in the layout of Microsoft App-V 5 packages. When importing such packages (at Composition > Applications), the following error was displayed:
"Error (91) Object variable or With block variable not set"
This has been resolved."
Workaround for those unable upgrade at this timePackages that benefit from the added features of App-V 5.0 SP2, such as Internet Explorer plug-ins Java and Flash can be published (globally) to the client as they contain no shortcuts and require no interaction with RES Workspace Manager.
However, if you require a shortcut/application that has to be managed by RES Workspace Manager you should sequence the packages in App-V 5.0 SP1 or earlier versions. This means an application such as Adobe Reader which contains both a browser plug-in and an application may require two seperate packages. Alternatively you could to allow the App-V client to manage the shortcuts.