hello,
I meet with some problems during sequencing applications which require license for activation.
For example Total Commander. To make it work properly, the license file "wincmd.key" should be copied into installation directory. Taking into account that we have thousands computers, it's impossible to provide this license to each computer, so script could copy it from the physical PC to virtual bubble. I'm looking for solution, where we can, for example, put the license file into the directory where .OSD file located and App-V will spread it automatically (I'm not sure, is it possible at all). When I use MSI packaging for such targets, I use a script which takes the license from SourceDir and copies it to installdir...
Can you please advice me, how can I work it out, please?
thank you in advance.
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Hi,

You can place a vbscript in the OSD and have it execute from within the bubble.
This blog will tell you how it works: scripting within an OSD file
Answered 05/21/2010 by: Rheuvel
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well, the thing is that I don't know where the license file will be located (the server name), I need some kind of SourceDir variable to get file automatically from the server where OSD file located...
Answered 05/21/2010 by: patashnik
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If you need the server name, App-V uses variables itself, like %SOFTGRIDSERVER% or something like that? (I can't check it myself now, I'm in a non-App-V enviroment currently.) The OSD itself points to that location already.

Have you tried using those? I guess you can use those variables in the script as well.
Answered 05/21/2010 by: Rheuvel
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I suppose you talking about %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% and yes I tried to use it as well, but it gives back only a server name, nothing else. I can't access it though.
Answered 05/21/2010 by: patashnik
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What kind of deployment do you use? Streaming server, SCCM?
Answered 05/21/2010 by: Rheuvel
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I use App-V Management Console and publish on App-V Client 4.6
Answered 05/21/2010 by: patashnik
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Then you probably have some content share for your sequences? Maybe even on DFS?

Share the content folder if it isn't already and place it there. A license is application specific anyways, so place it next to the OSD and you'll always know where it will be, as you probably have some naming convention.

I know it isn't variable anymore if you use this, but I think it's the closest you can get.
Answered 05/21/2010 by: Rheuvel
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