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Sequencing IE Add-On with App-V 5.0 SP2

12/03/2014 4953 views



I tried sequencing IE Add-On with 5.0 SP2 where IE is locally installed. When I create a IE shortcut during sequencing the Add-On works when the shortcut is launched on the client. But when I launch IE from start menu, it gives an error. I saw that we can use Run Virtual but how do we deploy it to the users using the App-V deployment? Please advice.


Thank you.

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  • You can use the Deployment Config to deploy the registry key, you will need to read up about it - I would aviod Run Virt if you can.

    When you launch IE, is that from within the bubble, or outside?
    Inside meaning you have IE shortcut within the app-v app to launch .. IE XD
    • Hi rileyz

      The shortcut I created will launch with in the "bubble". But it does not work when I launch it out of the "bubble" but appears in the Add-Ons. We cannot make the users launch the shortcut only when they need to use the AddOn. It has to work when launched from outside. Can you elaborate a bit on the deployment config file and how the add-on makes local IE to talk to it.

      Thank you,
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Bloody add-ons, thats a bit ass when that happens. Right, guess Run Virt might be your best option. I assume you are using SCCM, because you need a method to deploy the packages with <nameofpackage>DeploymentConfig.xml.

Read this, it will give you the jist.

In your case you want to run a script, maybe you can even even just use REG /ADD? (pure commnd line, no script) - to add the key into the RunVirt key outside of the bubble. I would use "AddPackage" event to do the action. Dont forget to undo the action when you remove ("RemovePackage")!

Here this link will help as well.
*global actions for all users need to be done in the DeploymentConfig.xml.

Now, this is very important!
Test this on a machine that has been joint to a domain at least once, Dan has found that if a machine has never joined a domain it will not run scripts - wtf... (this might only apply to StartVirtualEnvironment)

Read this to learn how to apply the deploymentconfig.xml when adding the app-v package - you need to know this to test it manually on a machine. 
Add-AppVClientPackage –Path .\MyApp.appv -DynamicDeploymentConfiguration .\DynamicConfigurations\deploymentconfig.xml | Publish-AppvClientPackage 
I think that cmd is correct.

**Don't go throwing it in sccm, always test it manually! Hence the link above.

***RunVirt - err test this out manually by adding the key yourself to make sure it does what you want it to do... dont want to do all of the above work and find it dosent work to your needs  :S

Got to go, good luck!
Answered 12/05/2014 by: rileyz
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