Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sequence an application, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] Sequencing an application is usually a fairly simple process. Right now I've got the App-V sequencer up on screen, and I'm going to get started by clicking the option to create a new virtual application package. Now I'm taken to the packaging method screen, and I'm going to choose the create package default option and click next. The next thing that I see is a check to make sure that the computer is ready. If Windows Defender were still running or if I had applications installed on this machine, I would likely see error messages or warning messages right here.
I don't see any, so the computer is ready to go. I'm going to click next, and now I'm prompted to describe the type of application that I want to package. I'm going to choose standard application. That's the default option. I'll click next, and now I have to specify the installer that I want to use, so I'm going to click browse. I'm going to sequence an application called ExpertGPS, so I'm going to choose setup ExpertGPS which is a file that I had already downloaded to the hard drive on my machine.
I'll click open and click next. I have to provide a name for the package that I'm creating, so I'm just going to use the application name. I'll call this ExpertGPS, and I'll click next. The ExpertGPS installation process begins. I'm going to go with the default directory. ExpertGPS installs, and I don't want to actually run ExpertGPS right now, so I'm going to clear this check box and click finish.
If there were additional files that need to be run as a part of the setup, we have a run button right here that we could use to do that, but I don't need to do that, so instead I'm going to click I'm finished installing and click next. Now we see a prompt telling us that we need to run the program to manage first use tasks. This helps with application streaming, so I'm going to select ExpertGPS and click run selected. This is going to launch the ExpertGPS application.
Typically what we would want to do is perform the most common tasks. That popup that we just saw, that's because the application attempts to open up a browser, and I can't do that because I'm logged in as an administrator right now, so that isn't really a problem for us. Here we can see the ExpertGPS trial, and we can open up a few of these menus. If we wanted to we could begin using some of the features to help with streaming those features. I'm not going to worry about that. I'm going to go ahead and close ExpertGPS, and then I'm going to click next.
And I see a screen telling us that we can review the installation report. I'll click next, and now I'm going to stop the sequencing process and click next. I'm given the option of saving the sequencing package. We can enter an optional description. I'm not going to worry about that. I'm going to verify the save location C:\Users\Administrator \Desktop\ExpertGPS, and then ExpertGPS.appv, so I'll click create.
The virtual application package is being created, and it looks like we have one warning that there were some files that were excluded from the package and that we should verify of package functionality. That's a really common warning. It's usually nothing to worry about, so I'm going to click close. With that, we have sequenced our application.
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