In my previous post, I forgot to mention that
We are running Horizon 7.4 and we provisioinned non-persistent virtual machines.
The Operating System of the VM we provision is Windows 7 64bits
We installed Office365 suite (version 1803) on the golden image (we had performance issue when deployed through AppVolume)
This is probably related to this KB: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2145683
Try adding this to your snapvol.cfg in your writable where the article mentions.
Adding the exclude_registry brought our launch time of Visio down from 5 minutes to about 30 seconds. We did not have any Appstacks (we had nothing but performance problems with AppStacks), only a writeable volume. O365 hammers this key with a huge number of calls (hundreds of thousands) and any appvolume or appstack attached caused the calls to take significantly longer, which adds up quickly. You can see this with a procmon analysis with an appvolume attached vs not.
I had a ticket open with VMware with this and they did not have any great solution.
Thank you for the feedback.
In our environment we must deploy few applications through appstacks.
Users may have up to 3 appstack and like you describe we have noticed performance issue related to appstacks.
As we are running App-Volume v2.14, the following settings are already applied by default in snapvol.cfg
As we have installed Office and any application that integrate with office suite on the golden image, we have also added this settings
exclude_registry=\REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office # Add 08022018 for Office
Unfortunately we have no improvement.
I have found the following article from IVANTI forums
The registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\REGISTRY\MACHINE\Software\Classes\Installer\Components\F6B8D9D6FE0D0CB4D84D90DDC62E3B** is already excluded since it is a child of
And we already tried to set UEM accordingly with no success.
The file just get overwritten after the very first launch of Visio when you log on to your VDI session.
Thanks this settings worked for us with appstacks.
We have office 365 in golden image and Visio was taking 7 minutes to launch with appstacks attachment.
We have updated the snapvol.cfg exclusion for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun .
Visio launch issue got resolved and launching in less than 30 sec.
In you snapvol.cgf,
do you have all these lines?
or do you only have the following line?