Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepare an application for deployment, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] Now it's time to prepare our App-V package for deployment. Right now, I'm on the server that's acting as my App-V root. And what we need to do is we need to put that package in a location where it's centrally accessible. So if I open file explorer and go to PC, I'll go to New Volume E, and you can see the Apps folder that I created in one of the earlier videos. Now this Apps folder has been shared out and this is where I'm going to put my package. You can see the package right here.
Now there is one important thing we have to do before we move on. We have to grant App-V server permission to access the share. So I'm going to right click on the Apps folder. And I'm going to go to Share with Specific people. And what we have to do now is provide the computer account for the App-V server. So that's going to be IN-APPV-APPV$. The $ indicates that this is a computer account rather than an user account.
So I'll click Add, and that computer needs Read/Write access to the share. So I'm going to choose the Read/Write option. And click Share. And click Done. That should give us the permission we need in order to access the App-V package. So with that said, I'm going to go ahead and switch over to my App-V server. So here I am on the App-V server and I recommend that you take the time to install any available update to the App-V server and this includes hot fixes.
There has been a lot of bugs in App-V lately that's been corrected by hot fixes. So you may be able to save yourself a lot of troubleshooting effort up front if you take the time to go ahead and apply any available fixes now. So with that said, what we need to do is open up the App-V management console. And I'm going to do that by click on the start button. And choosing the Application Virtualization Console option and that's going to open up the management console. And you can see right now, we're on the packages tab and that's exactly where we need to be.
So to prepare this app for deployment, what I need to do is click add or upgrade. And this is going to bring up a box that asks us to provide the location of the package. Now pay attention to the wording of this box. To import a package specify a UNC or HTTP path. The reason why this is important is because we can only reference a package by its UNC path or by a HTTP path. If we were to simply enter a drive letter and get to the path that way, we would get an error message.
So we have to use the UNC path. Now the easiest way to do this is to click Browse and then what I'm going to do now is enter slash slash and the name of my App-V root server. And that was IN-APPV-ROOT and I'll press enter. Now I'm on that server and I can see the app share that I've created. So I'll click on that and then here is the package that I want to prepare for deployment. So I'm going to select that package and click open.
And so now we can see the package listed right here in UNC format. So everything looks good, I'm going to click on add package and we have successfully added the package to the App-V management console. So that package is now prepared for deployment.
- Installing and deploying App-V
- Sequencing an application
- Editing or upgrading an application
- Configuring applications for deployment in App-V
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