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Learning VMware App Volumes

By : Peter von Oven
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Learning VMware App Volumes

By: Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

App Volumes provides a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost reduction. This book starts with an in-depth overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. We then show you how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View integration, using VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenApp, and more. Throughout the chapters, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the book, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Learning VMware App Volumes
About the Author
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Updating existing ThinApp packages

In the previous section, we looked at how to create a brand-new ThinApp package to deliver as an AppStack; however, what if you already have a number of ThinApp packages in use today and they are not .msi-based packages? What now?

In this section, we are going to cover two ways of tackling this scenario.

The first involves taking an existing .exe-based ThinApp package containing Audacity 2.1.1; updating its configuration to allow it to be provisioned as an AppStack, basically turning it into a .msi file; creating the AppStack; and then assigning the AppStack to one of our Example Lab end users.

The second option is to take the original .exe and .dat ThinApp packaged files and then, using the THINREG.EXE command, create a new AppStack, attach it to the provisioning virtual desktop machine, and then register the package rather than install it, before assigning the AppStack to one of our Example Lab end users.

Before we start looking at either of these options...