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App-V Internet Explorer Add-on Conflict: Watch those Registry Keys

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Students run into this problem in our App-V training classes every time.

The Problem

In one of the labs we deal with creating and deploying a handful of browser plugins in a connection group.  And everyone runs into an issue of some of them seemingly not working.  The lab specifies a set of plug-ins to use, but I usually encourage students to work off-script and sequence from a bigger set I have available or download something they use at work.  Typically, they sequence a bunch of add-ons, running a smoke test on each to verify operation.  Then, when they place them in a connection group, some don’t appear in the browser.

The Cause

The problem happens due to created registry keys.  Add-ons to the Internet Explorer are registered via one of several registry keys, by adding in a subkey with the appropriate information.  But out of the box, the naked OS does not have the base keys that you register under.  Thus, when you install the plug-in it creates the base key along with its subkey, both of which are then marked as “Override Local” keys.

In particular, I have noticed the following keys (under HKLM or HKCU):

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