VMware AppVolumes 3.0 Deployment and configuration Part 3

In this blog post , i will cover the final AppStack creation and assignment to the end users .

Now you are ready to create AppStack using AppCapture . Make sure to disable the UAC (user account control) in windows, if you have not done so already. Instructions for turning off UAC in windows 7 may be found at:


open the command prompt and change the directory to c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\AppCapture.exe (64 bit machine) or c:\Program Files\VMware\AppCapture.exe (32 bit machine)

Run the AppCapture.exe command: AppCapture.exe /n appstack_name

In this example , I will create a AppStack for Google Chrome web browser.28

Do not close the command prompt and install the application that you want to add to AppStack. Once done, hit enter twice to complete the AppStack creation process. (Note: system will reboot to complete the AppStack creation process)29.png

Once we get the above  message , copy the content form (including VMDK and json file)“c:\ProgramData\VMware\AppCapture\appvhds”  to a file share .


The next step is to configure the Application file share in AppVolume web console . log in to AppVolume web console  , click Settings – Locations – click File Share tab – click the new button and add the file share information:

  • Name
  • Type – chose application from the menu
  • Source path in \\share IP\sharename format30

    Anytime you add applications or customizations to a file share you should synchronize the file share in the AppVolume 3.0 console. Login to AppVolume console, go to settings – locations, click file share. Select the file share you want to sync, click and select sync now.

    31.png32.pngNow that AppStack is created, added to the file share and synced. It’s time to assign the app stack to active directory users and group.

    1 Bring up the Assignments page. You can do this in either of the following ways: a From the Getting Started page, click Go in the Create New App Assignment section. b Click Assign in the menu bar on the left. The Assignments page loads.

    2 Click New. The New Assignment panel appears.

    3 Click Get Started! Under Applications. The New Applications Assignment screen appears33.png34.png

    Select the application in the AppStack and click next.35

    Add the active directory user or user group to which you want to assign the application , and click next.36.png

    Take a look at the input parameters and click on submit.

    To check wheatear the AppStack is provisioned properly, I will login as a user which is a member of “View Users” group to which I have assigned the AppStack and see whether google chrome is provisioned or not.37.png3840.png

    Luckily It worked perfectly fine  🙂

    Let me know your feedback on this and share if you find it worth sharing.

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