Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Configure virtual application interaction and sharing, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- One of the really nice things about App-V is that it creates a layer of isolation between applications. Sometimes however, you need for applications to be able to interact with one another. In those circumstances, you need to create a connection group. So right now I'm on a my domain controller, and the first thing that I want to do is create an active directory group that will contain the users who will have access to the connection group that I'm going to create. So I'm going to go to Tools, and Active Directory Users and Computers.
From there I'm going to right click on the users container, and go to New, and then Group, and I'm going to create a global security group and because the applications that I'm going to be linking together in a connection group are related to GPS functionality, I'm just going to call this group GPS. So I'll type the group name and click Okay and my group is created. Now I'm going to double-click on the group, and go to Members, and I'm going to add a few members to the group. So I'll add administrator, and I'll add User 1, User 2, and I'll do one more and add User 3.
And I'll click Okay and so now I've created a group and the group has some users in it. So with that said I'm going to go ahead and close out of the active directory users and computers console and I'm going to switch over to my App-V server. So here I am on my App-V server and you can see the expert GPS package that I added in a previous video, and I've also added a new package called GPS Hardware Support. So both of these are related applications. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to go to the Connection Group tab, and I'm going to click on that and we're going to add a connection group.
So I'm going to click on Add Connection Group, down here in the bottom. And I have to type a group name. So I'm going to type GPS Apps and click Add. So that created my connection group, but right now this is just an empty group. It doesn't really do anything. So what I need to do is right-click on the group and then go to Edit AD Access, and I'm going to select the AD Entries with Access checkbox and click Add AD Group.
And I need to specify the name of my active directory group. So the active directory domain is poseylab, and then the name of the group was GPS. So I'll Check, there's the group, and I will grant access. Now we've granted the active directory group access to the connection group that we just created. So then the next thing that we have to do is right-click on the connection group and choose, Add/Remove Packages.
And now I see the packages that have been added to App-V and I can pick and choose which of those packages I want to associate with the group. So I'm going to choose Expert GPS, and GPS Hardware Support, and I'll click the arrow icon and that adds those packages to the group. And I'll click Save. So now we have a connection group that has two different App-V packages associated with it. So what we've done is we've formed a relationship between those apps so once deployed, those apps will be able to interact with one another.
So that's how you create a connection group in App-V.
- Installing and deploying App-V
- Sequencing an application
- Editing or upgrading an application
- Configuring applications for deployment in App-V
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