Last year I wrote this blog about creating App Volumes packages using Liquit Automation and the App Volumes Packaging Utility fling. That utility is now officially released as part of App Volumes 4, version 2103. It has been renamed to the “App Volumes Command-Line Capture Program”.
When you download the 2103 ISO from the VMware website, inside the VMware_App_Volumes_v22.214.171.124_21032021.ISO you can find an ‘App Volumes Tools.msi’ setup which installs ‘VMware App Volumes Tools’.
This copies the appcapture.exe executable into “C:Program Files (x86)VMwareAppCapture” which is the key component used here.
The /new option is the option to start a capture session in either a .cmd or .bat file.
The /end option is the option to end a capture session.
Now this has been released, I’ve created a technical video how to use this to create an App Volumes package for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. It’s one of the most used application titles. Of course you can use the techniques shown for any other Liquit Setup Store application or you own application(s).
In the video I’ve used a zip file which includes these configuration files:
reg add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicessvdriverParameters /v OptimizationLevel /t REG_DWORD /d 0
Info Info True False False True 0 True False False False True False False False True 3 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 1 <![CDATA[LOCALwksimport]]> P@ssw0rd https://appvolumes.liquit.com/
@echo off rem ---- rem a VMware App Volumes Package called 'Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.vhd' will be created on the local disk in the c:AvPackages directory rem and a capture session is started rem --- if not exist "c:avpackages" mkdir "c:avpackages" "C:Program Files (x86)VMwareAppCaptureappcapture.exe" /New "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" /o desktop-uck1gn9c$AvPackages TIMEOUT /T 5 /NOBREAK rem ---- rem this will start a Deployment called "Adobe Reader DC" rem --- "C:Program Files (x86)Liquit WorkspaceAgentShellAPI.exe" deployment run "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" TIMEOUT /T 5 /NOBREAK rem ---- rem a VMware App Volumes Package will be created on the local disk in the c:AvPackages directory rem --- "C:Program Files (x86)VMwareAppCaptureappcapture.exe" /end
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