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VMware App Volumes 2.18.4 |  May 28 2020 | Build

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What is in the Release Notes

The VMware App Volumes 2.18.4 release includes critical fixes.


App Volumes documentation is available in English.

Resolved Issues

  • Sometimes, if many files or folders are deleted when using a Writable Volume with one or more AppStack, a blue screen (BSOD) error occurs or applications from an AppStack or Writable Volume become inaccessible. [2551216]

  • When volumes are attached to a machine with a 32-bit operating system, a blue screen (BSOD) error might occur and the end user is unable to log in. [2539488]

  • App Volumes and McAfee anti-malware products freeze due to a deadlock condition when an AppStack is attached, and end users are unable to perform any activities. [2537394]

  • Failed to find volume and Volume does not exist in datastore errors are displayed in the System Messages tab of the App Volumes Manager after a Writable Volume on a shared datastore with multiple locations is successfully deleted from within the App Volumes Manager console. [2537391]

Known Issues

  • Writable Volumes created with profile-based templates on Windows 10 versions before 1803 may exhibit Start Menu or search-related issues after using the same volume on Windows 10 versions 1803 or later.

  • When using Microsoft Outlook Cached Exchange Mode with a UIA-only type Writable Volume and no profile persistence solution such as UEM or roaming profiles, a new .ost cache file is created in the user’s volume upon each login.

  • When many users are logging into their desktops simultaneously, Writable Volumes may not get created for a few users and they might not be able to log in to a desktop.
    Note: This issue does not occur if the users already have an existing Writable Volume.

    Workaround: The users must log in again or have an administrator pre-create the Writable Volume for the user.

  • A Writable Volume move or copy operation may fail when bulk operations are performed on many volumes.

    Workaround: Retry the move or copy operation.

  • Multiple duplicate Writables are seen after upgrading from App Volumes 2.13.2 to App Volumes 2.18.

    Workaround: See the Knowledge Base article 67482.