In this walkthrough we are going to experience an overview of App Volumes - Published Apps On Demand in the VMware TestDrive environment.
- Connect to Workspace ONE Access
- Launch a Desktop from the TD-RDS-DESKTOPS Pool
- Navigate to the App Volumes Manager.
- View Microsoft Office 2019 Application settings
- View Microsoft Office 2019 Package Settings
- View Notepad++ Application settings
- View Notepad++ Package Settings
- Navigate to the Horizon Console
- View the registered App Volumes Manager
- View the Published Apps on Demand settings
- Log out of Horizon and close the browser.
- Open a new Chrome or Firefox browser
- Connect to Workspace ONE Access
- Search for PAoD
- Find and open PAoD Excel and Launch it
- Open the Excel File open menu
- Note absence of Notepad++ in Program Files
- Launch PAoD Notepad++
- Reopen Excel File open menu and note Notepad++ installation
- Demo Complete, close Applications and log out
Before you begin this walkthrough please ensure that you have the following
Let's get started. Launch a Chrome or Firefox browser and sign into Workspace ONE using your TestDrive username and password.
You will first be brought to the Favorites section. Click on TD-RDS-Desktops
Under TD-RDS-Desktops select "Browser"
Once the Desktop is launched, select the App Volumes Manager shortcut on the desktop
Use your TestDrive username and password to log into App Volumes Manager (read only console configured here for shared demo purposes)
Expand Microsoft Office 2019 from the Applications Tab. In the Microsoft Office 2019 App settings, note that it was set to allow multiple package attachment on multi-session RDS. Also note that the Application is set to "Current" as this is required for Published Apps on Demand to work properly.
Click on the Packages Tab to view the package settings.
Expand Microsoft Office 2019 Package, and note the delivery type is set to "On-Demand"
Note the listed Stages, and that this package is set to "Published"
Click back on Application tab, expanding the Notepad++ Application with similiar settings.
Click on the "Packages" tab, expanding Notepad++ and view the settings
Select the Edit button
Note the similiar settings we viewed earlier here as well.
Minimize the browser, and from the desktop, launch the Horizon Console
Enter your TestDrive username and password here
Under Settings, select the Servers menu, and note the App Volumes Managers tab, where we have registered our App Volumes Manager.
Under Inventory, select the Applications menu and in the search box type PAoD and note the Source column is from App Volumes. View the App Volumes Published Apps on Demand configured settings here.
Search for PAoD. Note the entitled Apps we viewed in Horizon are showing in the list.
Once Excel is launched, select the File tab
Select "Browse" from the Open Menu
Verify that Notepad++ is not in the list.
**(Because the TestDrive environment is shared, Notepad++ may already have been launched by another demo user on the PAoD RDSH server, and if it is, it will show up in your case. If this happens, just note that is the case, or go back to the WorkspaceONE PAoD search list and find another non Office PAoD app and verify that this app is not in the list, launch it, and then return to Excel go back to the file open menu to verify is exists after the launch)**
Expand the side menu
Note both Apps running. Click return to Microsoft Excel
Click refresh, then notice Notepad ++ has been attached On Demand
This completes the Published Apps On Demand demo.
Lets recap what we just accomplished:
- Connected to Workspace ONE Access
- Launched a Desktop from the TD-RDS-DESKTOPS Pool
- Navigated to the App Volumes Manager.
- Viewed Microsoft Office 2019 Application settings
- Viewed Microsoft Office 2019 Package Settings
- Viewed Notepad++ Application settings
- Viewed Notepad++ Package Settings
- Navigated to the Horizon Console
- Viewed the registered App Volumes Manager
- Viewed the Published Apps on Demand settings
- Went back to Workspace ONE Access
- Searched for PAoD
- Found and opened PAoD Excel and Launch it
- Opened the Excel File open menu
- Noted absence of Notepad++ in Program Files
- Launched PAoD-Notepad++
- Reopened Excel File open menu and noted Notepad++ installation