VMware Horizon Community
SeanWright
Contributor
Contributor

Writable Volume/AppStack - Firefox and Flash Player

Using App Volumes 2.13, Windows 7 SP1 x64, Firefox x64 58.0.1 and Flash Player 28. No Anti-virus is installed.

Scenario 1:  An AppStack is created with only Firefox installed.  No Writable Volume is used.

    

     Opening Firefox and navigating to the "vSphere Web Client (Flash)"

          Flash Player for Firefox x64 is installed

     Login to vSphere Web Client - Successful

Scenario 2:  An AppStack is created with only Firefox installed.  A [template_uia_plus_profile.vmdk] Writable Volume is used.

    

     Opening Firefox and navigating to the "vSphere Web Client (Flash)"

          Flash Player for Firefox x64 is installed

     Login to vSphere Web Client - results in

pastedImage_1.png

pastedImage_2.png

Hoping someone else has experienced this behavior and has advice.

Reply
0 Kudos
3 Replies
Ray_handels
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

My guess is that you writable has some version of Firefox or at least a Flash plugin installed in it.

What happens is you recreate the writable and use a clean one? Does it work then?

If you look at how Appvolumes works, your writable always takes precedense on all other appstacks and the golden image. So if there is a version of flash in your writable, it will win.

If you removed the Flash plugin from your writable (might be due to an upgrade) it will also "block" access to the flash player on the golden image or in the appstack.

Reply
0 Kudos
SeanWright
Contributor
Contributor

The following adjustments were made...

AppStack Applications:

     Firefox 58.0.1

     Adobe Flash Player for Firefox 28 (NPAPI)

     Adobe Flash Player for IE (ActiveX)

Writable Volume Deleted/Recreated, still [template_uia_plus_profile.vmdk]

     Nothing installed

Same error received.

pastedImage_1.png

Reply
0 Kudos
SeanWright
Contributor
Contributor

Support case opened.

Reply
0 Kudos