When I try to login on a clean Windows 8.1 desktop with a new writeable volume, the login takes forever. The screen stays on "Welcome to Windows" forever. After 10 minutes or so, the login is succesful, but the next login I have the same issue.
I tried with another account with no writable volume, and the login is fast.
Please attach the App Volumes Agent log
To obtain diagnostic information from the App Volumes Manager:
The LogCollector tool is provided with the .ISO in LogCollector\svlogcollector.zip.
Place the LogCollector tool on the C: drive and run these tools to collect log files on the affected virtual machine or system as the administrator:
New folders are created on your machine:
Hi, note that 8.1 isn't supported in this release per the release notes.
That conflicts with the user guide that states this:
Windows 7 64/32bit
Windows 2008 R2
1GB of Ram 5 Megabyte
What? Why is Windows 8.1 not supported? It's almost 2015, come on VMware! And why is Windows 8.1 mentioned as supported in the user guide and in the deployment guide? I also see Windows 8.1 mentioned in the management interface.
Yeah honestly that is pretty disappointing since everything else Horizon supports 8.1. I guess that would explain why I could not get Office 2013 packaged for the life of me despite the simple 3 step directions in the user guide!
Is this still not supported? We are using AppVolumes in our lab with Windows 8.1. We are having issues with slow logins and black screens for 10-20 seconds. The black screen issue is a known with View 6.0.1 I believe.
I understand you cannot give us exact dates and do not want to renege on a date you post here but what kind of timeframe are we talking for 8.1 support? Weeks, Months, Years? I think many of us here are eager to get started with appvols and are disappointed with the lack of 8.1 support.
I wish there was more info to share on 8.1 support.
Are you able to share more info on your installation? Why 8.1 in VDI (this is still a fairly rare occurrence in the market today), number of seats, etc? Happy to chat with you more offline as well.
We are able to do more with less using 8.1. It uses about 256MB less memory at idle than 7 and our users report that their desktops "feel" faster with windows 8.1 compared to 7 when VMs are provisioned with the same hardware specs. Yeah the new start menu/metro causes some confusion but less with 8.1 compared to 8.