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How to update an App V package..just want to enter in a website... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an App V package created and that has Adobe Pro and another piece of software tied together.  Now I need to make sure that a certain website can be opened when a piece of software gets kicked off.  How can I do this?  The machine already has IE 6 locally on the machine.  Please help. 

     

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:08 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    well - it sounds like you haven't really thought about what you want todo.

    I would recommend taking a client and install everything like you want it. Make sure that when you execute the program - its exactly like you want it when deployed. Repeat those steps in an existing / new package / packet branch (basically the three methods I posted above via the blog-entry) and then you will have a package that behaves just like when you installed it natively (on your test client).

    If you check the kb-article I posted above there are some command-line examples on howto start Internet Explorer with a predefined web-page in kiosk-mode. This may, or may not, be something similiar what you want todo. 

    Understanding howto achieve what you want todo in "classic" environment would be the key in successfully providing it in a virtualized environment.

    /Znack 

     

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 9:31 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Documentation on howto upgrade packages;

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc817189.aspx

     

    The SCCM whitepaper contains a section on howto treat updates;
    (see upgrade a previously deployed...)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/cc843994.aspx

    As always, they have even clarified the documention further;

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2007/09/25/methods-for-upgrading-or-updating-virtualized-applications.aspx


    /Znack

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:20 PM
  • I see the info, thank you.  What I still am stuck on is the updating part.  So I have Adobe Pro and a piece of software called Movaris Designer in an App V package.  Now I need to have I.E open to a certain page when Movaris Designer is kicked off.  I don't see this in the documentation, unless I am missing it.  Please help.

    Thank you

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:31 PM
  • Hello,

    Well - the documentation probably doesn't specify howto configure your specific applications...

    Not really sure what could be lacking or what you are missing ? If taking the packaging (and hence any virtualization part) out of the question, how would you perform that? 

    Why not use any of the three above given methods to do so ?

    /Znack
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:35 PM
  • How would I get I.E to open to a certain page when Movaris gets opened.  This I don't see anywhere.
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:42 PM
  • Hello,

    Well, if not using virtualization - how would you then do it? If opening Movaris, natively installed, how would you then perform this?

     

    What would do you "get IE to open to a certain page"?

    /Znack

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:45 PM
  • I don't know, that is why I am asking.  I am thinking some type of regkey would need to be added.  Not sure.
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:06 PM
  • Hello,

     

    Well, then your question isn't so much related to application virtualization, but rather of howto get Internet Explorer to open a new page?

     

    There is a forum for internet explorer here;

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads

    When googleing for start site internet explorer this was the first hit i got;

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/registry-hack-to-set-internet-explorer-start-page/

    Some interesting configuration options regarding kiosk mode

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154780

    /Znack

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:13 PM
  • If I understand your requirement properly (you want IE to open with a specific page/site when your virtual app starts) then I think your best bet is a pre-launch script which starts the website you want..


    See http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2007/10/11/scripting-within-an-osd-file.aspx for info on pre-launch scripts if you're not familiar with them.

     

    Cheers,
    Danny

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:18 PM
  • How can you test this?  Do you just run the msi file or is there a command to kick the osd file off?
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:38 PM
  • The examples doesn't seem to fit for what I am looking for, no IE example. 

     

    Sorry I am new to this.

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:04 PM
  • If I open the App V package for an upgrade and then open up the program (for instance Movaris), and then open up Internet Explorer and go to the webpage that I need to go to, then stop the monitoring should that work?
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 3:01 PM
  • Hello,

    well - it sounds like you haven't really thought about what you want todo.

    I would recommend taking a client and install everything like you want it. Make sure that when you execute the program - its exactly like you want it when deployed. Repeat those steps in an existing / new package / packet branch (basically the three methods I posted above via the blog-entry) and then you will have a package that behaves just like when you installed it natively (on your test client).

    If you check the kb-article I posted above there are some command-line examples on howto start Internet Explorer with a predefined web-page in kiosk-mode. This may, or may not, be something similiar what you want todo. 

    Understanding howto achieve what you want todo in "classic" environment would be the key in successfully providing it in a virtualized environment.

    /Znack 

     

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 9:31 PM