App-V : Updated OS VALUE XML Tag References

Recently I run in to this issue App-v apps with the wrong OS tag value how to change this is easy edit the OSD file and your done. but what if you have multiple apps ? or you don’t know what value you need.
Below is a List of supported OSD Tags. as in app-v 4.6 sp1 the second part is for SP2 currently a beta.
Target OS OSD Tag Value Minimal App-V Client
Windows NT <OS VALUE="WinNT"/> 4.1
Windows 2000 <OS VALUE="Win2K"/> 4.1
Windows 2000 Server <OS VALUE="Win2KSvr"/> 4.1
Windows 2000 Terminal Server <OS VALUE="Win2KTS"/> 4.1
Windows XP <OS VALUE="WinXP"/> 4.1
Windows XP x64 <OS VALUE="WinXP64"/> 4.6 x64
Windows Server 2003 <OS VALUE="Win2003Svr"/> 4.1
Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server <OS VALUE="Win2003TS"/> 4.1
Windows 2003 Terminal Server x64 <OS VALUE="Win2003TS64"/> 4.6 x64
Windows Vista <OS VALUE="WinVista"/> 4.2
Windows Vista x64 <OS VALUE="WinVista64"/> 4.6 x64
Windows 2008 Terminal Server <OS VALUE="Win2008TS"/> 4.5
Windows 2008 Terminal Server x64 <OS VALUE="Win2008TS64"/> 4.6 x64
Windows 7 <OS VALUE="Win7"/> 4.5 sp1
Windows 7 x64 <OS VALUE="Win764"/> 4.6 x64
Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server x64 <OS VALUE="Win2008R2TS64"/> 4.6 x64

As you can see windows 2012 is currently not in the list. Therefor you need to use the SP2 version.

App-V 4.6 SP2 Beta RDS Client Supported OS:

  • Windows Server 8 Beta
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (RTM or SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

Server needs App-V 4.5 SP2.

New OSD tag values in the Sequencer are for Windows 8 / Windows 2012:

  • Windows 8 32-bit [OS VALUE = "Win8"]
  • Windows 8 64-bit [OS VALUE = "Win864"]
  • Windows 8 Terminal Server 64-bit [OS VALUE = "Win8TS64"]

to get some tools to change the OSD tag value :

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