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Deploy APPX/ APPXBundle by App-V? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi we have Windows store disabled on our build of 8.1.

    Can you sequence an APPX / APPXBUNDLE app?

    Kind regards,

    Peter

    Monday, September 4, 2017 3:17 PM

Answers

  • It is not possible to virtualize AppX Applications/Bundles using App-V.

    It is possible (I didn't say recommended) that you can use the App-V infrastructure to deliver AppX packages.  To do so you make a dummy App-V package and in the sequence editor right click on the "Scripts" folder to add the bundle file. You then add an AddPackage script to the Manifest (internal AppXManifest.xml or external DeploymentConfiguration.xml).  The script would use cmd.exe and reference the command line method of adding the bundle.  The bundle filename would be referenced as ..\Scripts\bundlefilename in that command line.

    Note that whoever disabled the Store (probably via GPO) might also block this method.  To test, just copy the bundle file to a test client and try doubleclicking on the file.  If that installs it, so will the above.


    Tim Mangan MVP for App-V and Citrix CTP Author of AppV books: "PowerShell with App-V 5 (5.1 Edition)", "The Client Book (4.x)" and "OSD Reference Book" (http://www.tmurgent.com/Books )

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:34 PM
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  • Not possible, as far as I'm aware.

    Simon Dettling | msitproblog.com | @SimonDettling

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    Monday, September 4, 2017 4:26 PM
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  • It is not possible to virtualize AppX Applications/Bundles using App-V.

    It is possible (I didn't say recommended) that you can use the App-V infrastructure to deliver AppX packages.  To do so you make a dummy App-V package and in the sequence editor right click on the "Scripts" folder to add the bundle file. You then add an AddPackage script to the Manifest (internal AppXManifest.xml or external DeploymentConfiguration.xml).  The script would use cmd.exe and reference the command line method of adding the bundle.  The bundle filename would be referenced as ..\Scripts\bundlefilename in that command line.

    Note that whoever disabled the Store (probably via GPO) might also block this method.  To test, just copy the bundle file to a test client and try doubleclicking on the file.  If that installs it, so will the above.


    Tim Mangan MVP for App-V and Citrix CTP Author of AppV books: "PowerShell with App-V 5 (5.1 Edition)", "The Client Book (4.x)" and "OSD Reference Book" (http://www.tmurgent.com/Books )

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:34 PM
    Moderator