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Using Ion with Microsoft App-V

Applies To:

Browsium Ion 3.0 and later with Microsoft App-V 4.x and 5.x

Summary

When running Browsium Ion in an environment where Microsoft App-V is used to package Internet Explorer and the App-V policy LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED=TRUE  has not been set, the Browsium Ion Launcher may crash. This is due to an interaction between the Ion extension in Internet Explorer and the App-V virtualization software. To overcome this issue, an exclusion for Browsium software must be created in the App-V section of Windows registry. This article provides details on the value to set in the registry.

Details

When Browsium Ion is installed on a system along with Microsoft App-V, and App-V has been used to create virtual instances of Internet Explorer, an incompatibility exists that may cause the Browsium Ion Launcher to crash. This issue does not occur when the App-V policy LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED is set to TRUE. However many customers disable Local Interaction to enable additional functionality in App-V or to avoid other compatibility issues. In these environments, a registry key must be updated to include Browsium software in the list of App-V exclusions. Note that this will not exclude Ion managed instances from launching from within App-V packaged Internet Explorer. That functionality works as expected.

To add Browsium Ion (and other Browsium software) the list of App-V exclusions, locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Subsystem\ObjExclusions in the Windows Registry. You’ll find a list of numbered values that represent exclusions already present.

appv-client-objexclusions

Find the highest numbered exclusion and then create a new String Value using the value name of the next available integer and set the data for that value to *browsium*. In the following example, the next available integer is 99 so it’s used as our value name.

exclusion-string-data

You can deploy this registry setting to all clients in your enterprise using any software management tools capable of remotely creating and editing registry keys.

 

 

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