How to Create a Connection Group
Updated: November 1, 2012
Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP1, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP3
The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 Management Console allows you to create connections between applications. It allows the applications to communicate with each other while they run in the virtual environment.
When you place packages in a connection group, their package root paths are merged. If you remove packages, only the remaining packages maintain the merged root. For more information, see About Merged Root Paths for Packages in Connection Groups.
Use the following procedure to create App-V 5.0 connection groups.
To create a connection group
Open the App-V 5.0 management console and select Packages.
Select CONNECTION GROUPS to display the Connection Groups library.
Select ADD CONNECTION GROUP to create a new connection group.
In the New Connection Group pane, type a description for the group.
Click EDIT in the CONNECTED PACKAGES pane to add a new application to the connection group. In the PACKAGES Entire Library pane, select the application to be added and click the arrow to add the application. To remove an application, select the application to be removed in the PACKAGES IN pane and click the arrow.
You can reprioritize the applications in your connection group by using the arrows in the PACKAGES IN pane.
Important By default, AD access configurations that are associated with a specific application are not added to the connection group. To transfer the AD access configuration, select ADD PACKAGE ACCESS TO GROUP ACCESS which is located in the PACKAGES IN Pane.
After you have added all the applications and configured AD access, click Apply.
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