We really want to get on board with this JMP style, and are giving it a really good go, but it seems that no matter what we try, something is always broken.
As the title suggests, we are using UIA+Profile writable volumes, around 10 Appstacks (2 of which are heavily used - Adobe Acrobat and Java for ADP), and UEM.
Our App Volumes Agent and manager is 2.14.2, but we've had issues with every upgrade so far (and solved some), and UEM version 9.4.
Our issue is mostly with App Volumes Appstacks. Our Adobe Appstack constantly breaks with the error of "Adobe Application Manager, required to start your trial, is missing or damaged."
Previously, when a user had any Appstack assigned to them, upon a recompose, their Office would fail to license correctly and even in 2.10, it would completely fail to open.
This seemed to be resolved with the combination of upgrading to 2.12 and enabling shared computer activation for Office.
We are using dedicated-assignment linked clones which do not refresh at logoff, as well as an instant clones and finally, dedicated standalone vcenter computers, but the issues happen on all of them, with the potential exception of vcenter standalone computers. I know that AppVolumes is designed to work in a non-persistent environment, but even those have the same issues.
Now I'm testing with Writable Volumes UIA only + UEM profile redirection, but of course, the start menu doesn't work. We had the same issue with Writable Volumes UIA + Profile, and I was able to get it working by excluding a specific file path in snapvol.cfg (by the way, why does so much have to be done on my end for it to work normally)
I have submitted many SRs for VMware, but it seems that it will work for a while and then suddenly someone will stop working and I'll have to reopen the SR and then we won't really get anywhere again. It feels like I'm chasing my own tail here.
I know this is a lot for one discussion, but my biggest concern is that I don't feel like I'm doing anything out of the ordinary or necessarily wrong, and it is strange that I'm doing so many things to try to stable the environment and NOTHING is consistently working. The only real thing I've fixed with AppVolumes is the Microsoft Office activation.
But the Adobe appstack - COME ON. What is going on here? It's like it will work one day, and then the next day, for no reason at all, filed go missing from C:\Programdata\Adobe. Why would files remove themselves with no instigation? It works for the first time on provisioning and then I'll notice that in another session some files disappear or maybe the permissions on the folders becomes corrupt.
Is there a whole side to this I'm not understanding? I've heard success stories from large businesses with App Volumes + JMP, so what am I doing wrong? Someone please help, this is out of control.