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Local app access files to virtual application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    I sequenced a virtual OpenOffice application package. During the installation of OpenOffice I changed the default installation directory to a directory on the Q-drive. Using SCCM we distributed the App-V application to the Windows 7 clients.

    Now, the customer developed an application which use the Bootstrap Connection Mechanism introduced in OpenOffice 2.x. The developed application and the bootstrap are installed on the local drive of the Windows 7 clients.

    How can the Bootstrap Mechanism access the jar files in the Virtual OpenOffice directory?

    Best regards,

    Patrice Renard

    Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:36 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    1. You must execute the application within the virtual environment

    Either you include the software within the package or you need to execute the software within the virtual environment.

    See this as an option
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2008/09/25/app-v-new-command-line-for-running-cmd-prompts-inside-the-bubble.aspx


    /Znack
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:04 PM
  • 1. You must execute the application within the virtual environment

    Just to expand on this - App-V isolates applications from the operating system and ohter applications, so unless that other application run within the same bubble as OpenOffice it won't see that OpenOffice is installed and interact with it.

    You must deliver a shortcut that runs the other application inside the OpenOffice package or deliver both applications via App-V and use Dynamic Suite Composition.

    • Proposed as answer by znack Monday, January 10, 2011 4:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:50 AM
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:29 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    1. You must execute the application within the virtual environment

    Either you include the software within the package or you need to execute the software within the virtual environment.

    See this as an option
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2008/09/25/app-v-new-command-line-for-running-cmd-prompts-inside-the-bubble.aspx


    /Znack
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:04 PM
  • 1. You must execute the application within the virtual environment

    Just to expand on this - App-V isolates applications from the operating system and ohter applications, so unless that other application run within the same bubble as OpenOffice it won't see that OpenOffice is installed and interact with it.

    You must deliver a shortcut that runs the other application inside the OpenOffice package or deliver both applications via App-V and use Dynamic Suite Composition.

    • Proposed as answer by znack Monday, January 10, 2011 4:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:50 AM
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:29 PM
    Moderator