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App Volumes Lots Of Apps

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In this quick walkthrough we're going to demo how to use VMware App Volumes to attach and detach Appstacks, and to install a sample application that will persist across sessions via the App Volumes Writeable Volume

Walkthrough Summary
  • Find and launch the "App Volumes - ATTACH LOTS OF APPS!" icon  
  • Launch an app (Notepad ++)
  • Close the app
  • Navigate to Control Panel and launch "Programs and Features"
  • Show appstack apps are, in fact, installed locally
  • Find and launch the "App Volumes - DETACH LOTS OF APPS! Icon  
  • Navigate to Control Panel and launch "Programs and Features"
  • Show appstack apps are no longer  installed locally
  • Log out

In order to perform the full end-to-end demo make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environmentSign up here if you don't
  • Network access from your device and TCP  ports 80, 443 and 4172 & UDP 4172  enabled
  • An appropriate  Horizon client installed on your device
  • An appropriate web browser (such as Google Chrome) installed on your device

Let's get started, open up your favorite web browser and get sign into Workspace ONE.

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Click the "Launcher" Tab and    Launch "TD-WINDOWS10

From the Windows Desktop, click the Start button, and launch  the "App Volumes - ATTACH LOTS OF APPS!" icon

Notice that Lots of Apps appear on the desktop.    

Launch an app (Notepad ++), showing the apps launch, then Close Notepad ++

Right Click on the Start button and launch "Apps and Features"

Click on Programs and Features

Show that programs are indeed installed locally after the Appstack Attach.    Close Programs and Features window

Click the start button, select "All Programs" and click on App Volumes - DETACH LOTS OF APPS

Show that Appstack applications are removed.

Go back to Programs and Features in the control panel and show that the applications are no longer in the list. 

Summary:

  • Launched the "App Volumes - ATTACH LOTS OF APPS!" icon  
  • Launched an app (Notepad ++)
  • Closed the application
  • Navigated to Control Panel and launched "Programs and Features"
  • Showed Appstack applications are, in fact, installed locally
  • Launched the "App Volumes - DETACH LOTS OF APPS! Icon  
  • Navigated to Control Panel and launched "Programs and Features"
  • Showed appstack apps are no longer installed locally
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