How to Sequence a Package by Using PowerShell

Use the following procedure to create a new App-V 5.0 package using PowerShell.

Before you use this procedure you must copy the associated installer files to the computer running the sequencer and you have read and understand the sequencer section of Planning for the App-V 5.0 Sequencer and Client Deployment.

To create a new virtual application using PowerShell

  1. Install the App-V 5.0 sequencer. For more information about installing the sequencer see How to Install the Sequencer.

  2. To open a PowerShell console click Start and type PowerShell. Right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.

  3. Using the PowerShell console, type the following: import-module appvsequencer.

  4. To create a package, use the New-AppvSequencerPackage cmdlet. The following parameters are required to create a package:

    • Name - specifies the name of the package.

    • PrimaryVirtualApplicationDirectory - specifies the path to the directory that will be used to install the application. This path must exist.

    • Installer - specifies the path to the associated application installer.

    • Path - specifies the output directory for the package.

    For example:

    New-AppvSequencerPackage –Name <name of Package> -PrimaryVirtualApplicationDirectory <path to the package root> -Installer <path to the installer executable> -OutputPath <directory of the output path>

    Wait for the sequencer to create the package. Creating a package using PowerShell can take time. If the package was not created successfully an error will be returned.

    The following list displays additional optional parameters that can be used with New-AppvSequencerPackage cmdlet:

    • AcceleratorFilePath – specifies the path to the accelerator .cab file to generate a package.

    • InstalledFilesPath - specifies the path to where the local installed files of the application are saved.

    • InstallMediaPath - specifies the path to where the installation media is

    • TemplateFilePath - specifies the path to a template fileif you want to customize the sequencing process.

    • FullLoad - specifies that the package must be fully downloaded to the computer running the App-V 5.0 before it can be opened.

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