EyKeule
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AppStack AND Writeable Volume?

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Hey,

I've a scenario where I'd like to use one or more AppVolumes for delivery of departmental apps, but also would like to enable some users to install their own apps.

I've mapped the AppVolumes to some specific VMs and a Writeable Volume to the user. When the user tries to login, I get the following error message (within the App Volumes Management Console): "Skipping volumes for User <>" because Computer <> already has volumes" and the user does not see the user installed apps. Is that a limitation of the product or an I doing something wrong?

Thanks!

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Jason_Marshall
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If you have a machine based assignment you can not also have a user based assignment. My guess is you have assigned the Appstack to the machine. Assign the appstack to the user and this should work.

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Jason_Marshall
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If you have a machine based assignment you can not also have a user based assignment. My guess is you have assigned the Appstack to the machine. Assign the appstack to the user and this should work.

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EyKeule
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That's the answer to my question. Can you please elaborate on the technical reasons? I'd like to understand what's going on there.

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Jason_Marshall
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It is an artificial limitation. It is there in case a Writable Volume is also used. Writable volumes must always be attached first and before a login (essentially a machine attach). This can cause issues if doing real time attach with Appstacks as well.

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caddo
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If I use only AppStacks entitled by users, users get their apps.

If I add a writable volume, users get only the writable volume.

I can never assigno both at the same time... what am I doing wrong?

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caddo
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Logs indicate:

Attempt to attached 2 appstacks for User <domain\user1> but only 0 more are allowed because 1 are already attached. Skipping attachment of the extraneous appstacks.

Attempt to attached 2 appstacks for User <domain\user1> but only 1 are allowed. Skipping attachment of the extraneous appstacks.

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hockeyguyin714
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Based on the logs this is likely only allowing one or the other type of attachment because of an Evaluation license.  Evaluation licenses only allow one attachment.

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caddo
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That is definetely the case... sorry for missing that, but i have to admit it's not easy to evaluate a product if you have missing features.

Thank you.

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Jason_Marshall
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This is being changed and an updated version will be posed soon allowing for testing with and Appstack AND a writable. Stay tuned.

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