Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Edit an existing virtual application, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Narrator] You may occasionally find that after sequencing an application you later need to go back and make some edits to the package. When you need to do that, the way that you would accomplish this task is to click on modify an existing virtual application package. This is going to bring up the select task screen and I'm going to choose the edit package option and click next. Now we have to select the package that we want to edit. I'll click browse and here's our expert GPS package that we created in a previous video.
I will select that and click open. Now I'm going to click the edit button. That takes us to this screen right here. There are several tabs here that we can use to make modifications to the package. The first of these tabs is the properties tab. Here we could change the package name or we could enter and modify a description. The next tab is the deployment tab. Right now this particular application package is configured to be installable on any system.
But if we wanted to limit the operating systems that the package could be deployed on to, we could easily do that by selecting an operating system and moving that to this list. The next tab is change history. We can modify the modification date by using this drop down list. We also have a virtual registry tab. This is kind of like a mini version of the registry editor. This shows all the registry keys that are associated with this package.
If I go through and expand some of these keys, we can see the contents of the registry and we can modify any registry keys that are necessary. The next tab is the packaged files tab. Here we can see the files that make up the package. If I right click, I have options like add a file. We could use this if we wanted to add a file to the package. We could delete a file. There is an edit option as well as export and import.
The next tab is virtual services. Now this particular application doesn't have any virtual services. So then our final tab is advanced. In here we just have a couple of check boxes. We have an option to allow all named objects to interact with the local system. Allow all COM objects to interact with the local system. And allow virtual applications full write permissions to the virtual file system. Finally down here we have export and import buttons related to the manifest file.
That's how you go about editing an application that has already been packaged.
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