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WDS 6.1.7600.16385

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  • You might want to provide WDS access to users without granting them access to the WDS server. If so you can try and sequence it.

    Step 1 - Prepare for sequencing:

    Ensure you are using a clean virtual machine. You will also need to ensure you have a copy of the files required. Do not copy them to the machine just yet but have them ready as you won't be using a setup.exe or msi file or an installer this install will be a file copy. You will need to get these files from your WDS server. They are as follows:


    C:\Windows\System32
    WdsTptMgmt.dll
    wdstftp.dll
    wdssrv.dll
    wdssipr.dll
    wdspxe.dll
    wdsmmc.dll
    WdsMgmt.msc
    wdsmgmt.dll
    wdsmc.dll
    WdsImgSrv.dll
    WdsImage.dll
    WdsDiag.dll
    wdsddps.dll
    wdscsl.dll
    wdscp.dll
    wdsbp.dll
    wdsbcp.dll

    C:\Windows\System32\en-US
    WdsTptMgmt.dll.mui
    wdssrv.dll.mui
    wdsmmc.dll.mui
    WdsMgmt.msc
    wdsmgmt.dll.mui
    wdsmc.dll.mui
    WdsImgSrv.dll.mui
    WdsImage.dll.mui

    Step 2 - Sequence the Application

    Choose all defaults in the App-V Sequencing Wizard until you get to the window prompting you to provide a Package name. Name the package accordingly e.g. Microsoft WDS 6.1.

    Choose Perform a custom installation. Click Next. When prompted to install copy the following files to C:\Windows\System32

    WdsTptMgmt.dll
    wdstftp.dll
    wdssrv.dll
    wdssipr.dll
    wdspxe.dll
    wdsmmc.dll
    WdsMgmt.msc
    wdsmgmt.dll
    wdsmc.dll
    WdsImgSrv.dll
    WdsImage.dll
    WdsDiag.dll
    wdsddps.dll
    wdscsl.dll
    wdscp.dll
    wdsbp.dll
    wdsbcp.dll

    Next create a folder called en-us if it doesn't already exist and copy the following files:

    WdsTptMgmt.dll.mui
    wdssrv.dll.mui
    wdsmmc.dll.mui
    WdsMgmt.msc
    wdsmgmt.dll.mui
    wdsmc.dll.mui
    WdsImgSrv.dll.mui
    WdsImage.dll.mui

    Check the box to indicate the install has been completed once you have successfully installed the application.

    You need to choose to customize further. As you need to add a shortcut pointing to your file: WdsMgmt.msc

    Now you may launch to capture the Feature Block 1 (What will appear first to the user) For this I just launched the application.

    When complete you may select File-->SaveAs

    Save the application to the relevant path (what you set in the Deployment tab)

    Step 3 - Application Complete

    That should be the application complete. One other helpful hint. Since WDS requires authentication to image a machine, you could use that AD group when deploying this App-V version of WDS.

    I hope this is helpful for somebody!


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    • Edited by RorymonMVP Sunday, October 7, 2012 6:21 PM
    Sunday, October 7, 2012 6:20 PM