App-V 5 and Office 2013 Preview packages

To be able to import the Office 2013 Preview Packages that can be downloaded – you need the following;

1. App-V 5 beta 2 client

2. Scripts needs to be enabled for the import to occur. To enable this and then import – run the following Powershell commands;

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
Import-Module AppvClient
Set-AppVClientConfiguration -EnablePackageScripts 1
Add-AppvClientPackage 'C:\media\ProPlusVolume_VisioProVolume_ProjectProVolume_en-us_x86.appv' | Publish-AppvClientPackage -Global

Obviously – you need to alter the path to where the package is located.

7 thoughts on “App-V 5 and Office 2013 Preview packages

  1. Adam Cimand Reply

    Is there a way to produce a MSI to accompany the APPV file so I could install it like in App-V 4.x?

    The 5.0 beta 2 sequencer produces a MSI when doing a “save”, but it doesn’t installer due to a 1603 error.

    • nickekallen Post authorReply

      Packages can be converted from a 4.X format to a 5.X format, however you can not use any 5.x packages on a 4.X client and there is no way to convert them.
      This behavior is probably as Microsoft have designed it.

      • Adam Cimand Reply

        The 5.0 Beta 2 Sequencer UI produces an MSI. I believe that only when Sequencing via command-line, that the /MSI parameter is required to produce an MSI.

        It is possible (maybe probable) that when the App-V 5 team worked with the Office 2013 team, they Sequenced in command-line and did not actually produce an MSI to accompany the AppV file.

        The MSI produced by “saving” the AppV in the 5.0 beta 2 Sequencer does not work for installation. It fails with a 1603 error.

        Yes, I can still mount and make available the Sequenced Office 2013 with the PowerShell commands, but I would like to deploy it like I normally do.

        SCCM 2012 SP1 will interface and deploy AppV files like they were MSIs. Maybe non-SCCM deployment suites will follow suit. But I would really like to have the MSI produced (if one was) when Office 2013 was Sequenced.

  2. MC Reply

    Is there a way to deploy the AppV version of Office 2013 Preview through SCCM 2007 R2? I’ve been able to deploy the app v 5.0 beta and dependencies through SCCM.
    I’m guessing a package that copied the .appv locally then runs the powershell commands to do the rest is a possible option. Am I missing something here?

    • nickekallen Post authorReply

      App-V 5 packages are supported in SCCM 2012 SP1 (and the CTP release of it). Support might come later – but not official announcement regarding SCCM 2007 R2 support

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