The new releases of VMware App Volumes 2.12.1 (11 APR 2017) roll out exciting new features – improved upgrade process, Writable Volumes exclusions, and important security fixes. Read on for a quick introduction to these features and links to resources offering more information.
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What’s New :
The latest release of App Volumes includes an improved upgrade process, Writable Volumes exclusions, and important security fixes.
- Improved Upgrade Process
You can now upgrade from App Volumes 2.12 to App Volumes 2.12.1 without uninstalling your existing 2.12 installation. Upgrading from versions earlier than 2.12 still requires App Volumes Manager and agent binaries to be uninstalled before proceeding with 2.12.1 installation.
You can upgrade the App Volumes agent by using the App Volumes installer or by performing a silent install. You cannot upgrade by clicking the .msi file.
Note – As a best practice with any system change, ensure that you have a backup of your systems including security certificates and configuration files before performing an upgrade. Customizations to App Volumes outside the normal configuration interface may not be retained.
- Writable Volumes Exclusions
An App Volumes administrator can exclude specific file paths or registry keys from being overwritten, thus excluding them from being persisted across sessions.
- Nginx configuration file has been upgraded.
- You can now use non-ASCII characters when naming the datastore in App Volumes Manager.
- The App Volumes Manager remembers and displays the last selected domain.
- The Pending Activities tab in App Volumes Manager displays the background jobs that are in progress in App Volumes.
- You can grant permissions to members of groups from trusted domains (that are configured in the Active Directory) to log in to App Volumes Manager.
- In some cases, deleting items from the Windows Desktop would result in the item being deleted without moving it to the Recycle Bin.
- Storage locations in Storage Groups for In-guest services would earlier show disk usage as (null of null) even when information was unavailable.
- App Volumes Manager displays Unable to save user message if the Allow non-domain entities was checked during manager installation, and the agent was installed in a non-domain joined VM.
- Fixed memory utilization issue in agent driver.
- Errors seen when deleting an empty folder after provisioning and deploying AppStacks have been resolved.
- When using In-Guest VHD, expand writable volume is not supported. This button is no longer visible when App Volumes is configured to use In-Guest VHD.
- Duplicate operating system entries were displayed after upgrading App Volumes Manager.
- User was unable to preview Word document in Outlook when Office 2016 was installed in an AppStack, and the AppStack was attached as a machine-based assignment. Something went wrong error message would be displayed after a user logged in to an RDSH server and tried to preview a Word document from Outlook.
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