Sequencing two or more firefox installations RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have already read the recommendations for sequencing firefox.

    Running firefox in a standalone environment is no problem.

    My issue starts with 2 or more firefox installations with different versions.

    My installation list:

    • Firefox 10 ESR
    • Firefox 12
    • Firefox 13

    In my lab i have sequenced Firefox 10 ESR and Firefox 12 separately in 2 different app v packages but with the same sequencing properties.

    I have used the app-v package template from this tutorial: http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/virtualisation/sequencing-mozilla-firefox-13-with-app-v-4-6/

    If i start the first Package on my client side all things are fine. If i start the 2nd installations i get an error like this:

    In english:

    A Packet with the same resource folder name already exists.

    I did not found any hints for that.

    Has somebody any suggestions?



    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:36 PM


All replies

  • Hello,

    You have to have a unique asset directory under the Q:-drive.

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:38 PM
  • Do you mean the package folder name during the sequencing process?

    I have used different folder names. :)

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:49 PM
  • Hello,

    That error message states otherwise? How have you created your packages?

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:50 PM
  • Method --> Create Packet (Standard)
    Application Type --> Standard Application
    Installer --> Firefox 10 or Firefox 12 (two different packages)
    Packetname --> Firefox_10_ESR respectively Firefox_12 (no change to the default path q:)
    Installation --> user defined installation without any optional components by selecting the path to the Folder q:\Firefox....
    Software Configuration --> no standard browser, no check für standard browser
    Installation Report --> All changes in C:\Users are excluded
    Customize --> Customize (Editing the Name of the Shortcut)
    Streaming --> did the programm execution
    Target OS --> any OS
    Create packet --> Modifying the packet with the Packeteditor
    Finish --> Setting the Server URL protocoll to RTSP and the path to a)Firefox_12 and b)Firefox_10_ESR

    After finishing die sequencing process i deploay the packet to the app-v Management Server.

    I don´t understand the error message. I have 2 separately named packages is´nt it?

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:33 PM
  • Hello,

    How many packages have you created using this way?

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:16 PM
  • Hi Clemens,

    "Installation --> user defined installation without any optional components by selecting the path to the Folder q:\Firefox...."

    Did you use different directories on q for each package?

    See also KB930628


    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:27 AM
  • Hello,

    i have used different directories like this:




    I have created 3 different packages for 3 different Firefox versions.



    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:08 AM
  • Hello,

    OK - compare the GUID of all packages on your client and if those matches your current packages?

    GUIDs are most likely to be located under Softgrid\Applications in the registry.

    I can't guess every possible scenario - but your main issue is that a package (with a different GUID than what you are currently importing) already has placed a folder there with the same name.

    If you have only created three packages with those names - then the only possibility is that all packages have the same GUID (a poorly setup sequencer could cause this).

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:15 PM
  • Hi Nicke,

    i will try it. :)

    I did it the same way with 2 different opera browsers and it works. 


    The GUID are identical, but my registry tree don´t shows any informations about that:

    Yesterday i have reinstalled my softgrid client but the behaviour is still the same.

    If i only publish 1 firefox version its running fine regardless of the version i have used.

    I have to find out what´s going wrong. :)



    Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:03 AM
  • Hello,

    Identical? Sounds like you have  a duplicate guid issue. Google app-v duplicate GUID and then resolve your problem using that information

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:46 AM
  • No, the GUIDs between the server and client are identical.

    The GUIDs of all packages are different.

    Sorry for that.



    Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:52 AM
  • Hello,

    Cool - I am out of ideas and unfortunately don't have time to figure out what questions I should ask to completely understand your environment since you are sharing in limited posts.

    I guess you could investigate what the asset directories are in each package.

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:56 AM
  • Hi,

    i probably figured out what the problem was.

    If i use asset directory names within the 8.3 notation i have no trouble. -->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932137/en-us


    • Q:\Firefox_10_ESR
    • Q:\Firefox_12


    • Q:\FF10_ESR
    • Q:\FF12

    I will make some further tests and post my results here.

    Thank you for your help.



    Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:07 AM
  • No news so far. With the shorter names i did´nt received an error yet.

    I think we can close this thread.



    Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:32 PM
  • Hello,

    Ahh, if you check with dir /x you can see that your packages have the same shortname - see this blog-article;


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Friday, August 10, 2012 11:39 AM