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How to Determine Whether to Edit or Upgrade a Virtual Application Package

Use the following table to help determine whether a virtual application package can be opened for edit, whether you need to create a new version of the package, or whether either option is available, using the App-V Sequencer.

 

Action Open for edit Open for upgrade

View package properties.

Yes

Yes

View package change history.

Yes

Yes

View associated package files.

Yes

Yes

Edit registry settings.

Yes

Yes

Review additional package settings (except operating system file properties).

Yes

Yes

Create associated Windows Installer (MSI).

Yes

Yes

Modify OSD file.

Yes

Yes

Compress and uncompress package.

Yes

Yes

Add file type associations.

Yes

Yes

Rename shortcuts.

Yes

Yes

Set virtualized registry key state (override / merge).

Yes

Yes

Set virtualized folder state.

Yes

Yes

Edit virtual file system mappings.

Yes

Yes

Review all associated operating system file properties for a package.

No

Yes

Add additional services.

No

Yes

Add additional files.

No

Yes

Collect and configure associated security descriptors.

No

Yes

Apply security updates or upgrade to a new version.

No

Yes

Add an additional application.

No

Yes

Apply updates that require the application to open.

No

Yes

Apply updates that require the computer to restart.

No

Yes

See Also

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