Has anybody tried to provision a Windows desktop with App-v 4.5 client in the image?

I've tried it with Windows XP and 7 but after creating the desktop pool, provisioning fails. In the View Manager I see an error: View Composer agent initialization state error (6): Unknown failure (waited 0 seconds). We are using View 4 and also checked Vmware KB: 1011653.

The App-v 4.5 client was installed before the View Agent.

  • Why aren't you running the 4.6 client?
    – Chris S
    May 23, 2010 at 14:02

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I ran into this exact issue. I've posted about it and found a workaround. http://tech.zsoldier.com/2010/03/view-composer-agent-initialization.html

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    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:47

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