Hide/Uninstall AppV Package For Particular User or Group

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2014-08-14
We have an Active Directory group that controls the install of Adobe Reader X for all of our European users (500+). Unfortunately the person who packaged this has left but they gave Domain Users access to this. What I'm looking to do is push out a new version of Adobe Reader XI to our European user base and also remove the AppV group.

Obviously I dont want to go in brute force so currently I'm going to test it on a few users first but I cant seem to remove the AppV group for particular test users. What I'm doing (which is most likely wrong) is I've created a new Active Directory group, I've added TestUser1 into that group. I've then added that group into the Security of the Adobe Reader X group and given it Deny. I assumed that would remove Adobe Reader X from TestUser1's laptop but it doesnt seem to.

I've run a gpupdate /force but I can still open the old verison. gpresult /r shows the Deny group I added it too.

How do I go about removing the application for particular users/groups?
Question by:simonwebb
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    Euhm, you mean that you publish APPV application to users? What application do you use for this, something like SCCM??
    Normally APPV looks at the security settings of it's applications and decides if it does or does not assign the application to users. We use a workplace management tool for publishing APPV packages and i'm not quite sure if the shortcuts are deleted by default.

    What you could do is go the APPV publishing server, startup the Application Virtualization Management Console, open the Adobe Reader application (not the package, you cannot assign permissions there), right click it, choose properties and go to the Acces Permissions tab. Normally there will be a group here that has permissions. If you remove or change this group access to the application will be changed..

    Watch out, changes are immediately..

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