What's new in Cloudhouse release 1906

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Applies to: AppAcceleratorV, Packager, Cloudhouse Containers

20/09/2019 Cliff Hobbs   ID: 396128

Overview

Release 1906 is now available from Cloudhouse.

This topic details the new features and fixes for AppAcceleratorV, the Cloudhouse Auto Packager, Container Editor, and the Cloudhouse Compatibility Containers™ they create released throughout June 2019.

Any components that have changed this month are version 4.6.1906.nnnn

AppAcceleratorV

New Features

AppAcceleratorV 4.6.1906.23685 (released 26th June 2019)

  • When launched using /Pid AAV will now virtualise future child processes

Fixes

AppAcceleratorV 4.6.1906.23618 (released 10th June 2019)

  • The ExcludeFeaturesByProcess Feature is now working.
  • AAV now redirects correctly if CreateProcess arguments do not end with balancing quotes.

AppAcceleratorV 4.6.1906.23685 (released 26th June 2019)

  • AAV now accepts the Global\Local prefix in mutex isolation name.
  • Fixes mutex creation on XP when mutex already created by a higher privileged user.

Auto Packager

New Features

Auto Packager 4.6.1906.24404 (released 26th June 2019)

  • Shortcuts pointing to .bat extensions are now virtualised.
  • Shortcuts for executables outside the container are now virtualised.
  • Runtime analysis now detects file access made through the OpenFile API.

Fixes

Auto Packager 4.6.1906.24335 (released 10th June 2019)

  • Registry scan roots other than HKCU/HKLM are now supported.
  • Auto Packager no longer hangs indefinitely on the Start Capture Phase if an invalid Scan Root is detected.
  • Shortcuts now detected when using a scan root other than C:\
  • An HKCU\Software\Classes\ -> HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node alias is now written to Redirections.xml when packaging on 32-bit Windows.
  • The Open Package button now works if the container ID is changed and the container is built again.
  • The Default User Profile is now excluded on Windows XP.


Auto Packager 4.6.1906.24369 (released 12th June 2019)

  • Packager now recognises and ignores rundll32 file associations command lines when processing file associations.
  • Packager now recognises the path but does not virtualise when packaging apps that install to multiple drives.


Auto Packager 4.6.1906.24404 (released 26th June 2019)

  • A red border and asterisk are now shown on the Package screen for required fields/fields containing invalid characters.
  • Runtime analysis now launches applications with the correct working directory.
  • Context menu handler entries are no longer missed from the registry.

Cloudhouse Containers

New Features

Container runtimes 4.6.1906.1356 (released 26th June 2019)

  • Memory footprint has been reduced.

Advisories

Advisory 1

The Container Editor should only be used to update applications, file, and registry redirections on the same architecture the original Container was created on. For example, if the Container was created on an x86 machine, then the Container Editor must be run on an x86 machine to update the Container.

Anti-Virus Advisory

Remove any Runx.exe files (where “x” is a number), from the Container before deploying it. These files are only required if you need to create Universal Windows Platform (UWP)/MSIX packages of the Container. Anti-virus and malware scanners may flag these files as malware as they are unsigned and designed to run other executables.

Features in Upcoming Releases

See Planned features for future Cloudhouse releases for details of the features we have planned for future releases of our products.

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