App Volumes Writable Volumes User Installed Applications (UIA) Demo

In this quick walkthrough we're going to applications that persist from a non persistent desktop pool, using App Volumes Writable Volumes

Walkthrough Summary

  • Open Testdrive Workspace ONE and log in with your Test Drive credentials
  • Launch the Desktop pool called TD-WINDOWS10 
  • Launch the shortcut on the desktop called "App Volumes Manager"
  • Navigate to the Writeable tab
  • Search for your username to filter out your Writeable volume
  • View your Writable configuration
  • Close App Volumes Manager.
  • Install Notepad++
  • Log out of TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop
  • Log back in to TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop
  • Open Notepad++
  • VM is different, but installed application persisted with App Volumes UIA
  • Log out of TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop

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

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign 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.

https://testdrive.vidmpreview.com

 

Click the "Open" Button and  Launch "TD-WINDOWS10" 

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From the Windows Desktop, launch the shortcut called "App Volumes Manager" 

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Log in with your Testdrive credentials (Note: You will have read-only access to the Appvolumes Manager Console)

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Choose the Inventory button and navigate to the Writables tab

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Click on Filter and type your Username

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Expand your Writable Volume. Click "Edit"

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Log out of Appvolumes Manager and navigate to https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/

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Install the application with defaults, and check the option to install a shortcut on the desktop.

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Check the box to launch the application when finished.

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After Notepad++ launches, close it. 

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Right click on the start button and launch the command prompt

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Type in Hostname. Make a note of it. 

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Log out of TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop

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Wait a few minutes for the logoff process to complete.

From https://testdrive.vidmpreview.com once again click the "Open" Button and  Launch "TD-WINDOWS10" 

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Click the Notepad++ Shortcut on the desktop

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 Right click on the start button and launch the command prompt

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Type in Hostname.  

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The installation has persisted to your new TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop VM as it resides on your App Volumes Writable Volume. 

Log out of the TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop

This completes the App Volumes Writable Volumes User Installed Applications (UIA) Demo

 

Walkthrough Summary

  • Opened Testdrive Workspace ONE and log in with your Test Drive credentials
  • Launched the Desktop pool called TD-WINDOWS10 
  • Launched the shortcut on the desktop called "App Volumes Manager"
  • Navigated to the Writeable tab
  • Searched for your username to filter out your Writeable volume
  • Viewed your Writable configuration
  • Closed App Volumes Manager.
  • Installed Notepad++
  • Logged out of TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop
  • Logged back in to TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop
  • Opened Notepad++
  • Noted that the VM was different, but the installed application persisted with App Volumes UIA
  • Logged out of TD-WINDOWS10 Desktop

 Check out the  TestDrive Support KB for further walkthroughs, FAQs and information regarding the VMware Global Demo Environment.

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