You can use the command line to create sequenced application packages. Using the command line to create virtual applications is useful in the following scenarios:
You need to create a large number of sequenced application packages.
You need to create a sequenced application package on a recurring basis.
Sequencing at the command prompt allows for default sequencing only. If you need to change default sequencing parameters, you must either manually modify a sequenced application package or re-sequence the application.
All subsequent modifications to existing sequenced application packages must be made using the sequencing wizard.
To sequence an application by using the command prompt, the following conditions must be met:
The application that is about to be sequenced must not require changes or workarounds made to it outside the installer or Windows Installer package.
Before sequencing, you must prepare a list of batch files for creating the sequenced application packages.
Review For more information about the command line parameters, see Command-Line Parameters.
Review the errors that might be displayed when creating a sequenced application package by using the command line. For more information, see these errors, see Command-Line Errors.