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How to Publish a Virtual Application on the Client

Updated: December 1, 2008

Applies To: Application Virtualization

When you deploy Application Virtualization by using an electronic software distribution system, you can use one of the following procedures to publish an application package to your users.

To publish a package using a stand-alone Windows Installer file

  1. The client should be installed with the REQUIREAUTHORIZATIONIFCACHED parameter set to 0 (zero). For more information about setting this parameter, see Application Virtualization Client Installer Command-Line Parameters

  2. Copy the Windows Installer file and the SFT file to same folder on the target computer.

  3. Run the following command on the computer:

    Msiexec.exe /I “packagename.msi” /q

To publish a package using Windows Installer and the package manifest

  1. Copy the Windows Installer file to the target computer and the SFT file to the CONTENT share on the streaming server.

  2. Run the following command on each user’s computer:

    Msiexec.exe /I “\\pathtomsi\packagename.msi” MODE=STREAMING OVERRIDEURL=”\\\\server\\share\\package.sft” LOAD=TRUE /q

    For OVERRIDEURL all backslash characters must be escaped using a preceding backslash, or the OVERRIDEURL path will not be parsed correctly. Also, properties and values must be entered as uppercase except where the value is a path to a file.

To publish a package using SFTMIME

  • For an example of how to publish an application for all users on a computer, run the following command on the user’s computer:

    SFTMIME ADD PACKAGE:package-name /MANIFEST manifest-path [/GLOBAL] [/LOG log-pathname | /CONSOLE | /GUI]

    For additional details about these and other SFTMIME commands, see SFTMIME Command Reference.

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