How to Perform Post-Sequencing Configuration


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

When you sequence a new application, the associated settings are saved in a file called the deployment configuration file. The deployment configuration file is an .xml file that contains customized settings that are applied to a specific virtual application package when the package is run on a target computer. Some deployment configuration settings are detected automatically by the Sequencer however; you can also add additional configuration items. Additionally, you can assign a unique deployment configuration file to multiple instances of the same package running on different computers.

To configure a virtual application package

  1. After you have sequenced an application, select the Deployment Configuration tab in the Server App-V Sequencer.

    Or, if this is an existing virtual application package, click Start and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Application Virtualization and then click Microsoft Application Virtualization sequencer. Select Modify an Existing Virtual Application Package. On the Select Task page, click Edit Package and then click Next. On the Select Package page, click Browse and locate the virtual application package that you want to configure and then click Edit.

  2. You can review the existing configuration items associated with the package in the Deployment Configuration Items pane.

  3. You can follow these steps on the Deployment Configuration tab:

    Task Description
    Make Item Mandatory A value for a mandatory configuration item must be provided when the package is deployed. To make the selected item mandatory, click Make Item Mandatory in the Deployment Configuration Item pane. To remove the mandatory setting, select the item and then click Make Item Mandatory again.
    Delete Item To delete a configuration item, select the item that should be deleted and then click Delete Item in the Deployment Configuration Item pane.
    Properties To view the properties associated with the configuration item, click Properties in the Deployment Configuration Item pane. In the Deployment Configuration Item Properties dialog box, you can you can do the following:

    - Change the default value.
    - Change the Name.
    - Change the Description.
    - Make the configuration item mandatory. Mandatory items must be run when the package is deployed.
    Add Deployment Configuration Items To add a new deployment configuration item click Add Deployment Configuration Item in the Deployment Configuration Item pane. Deployment configuration items are settings, for example a database connection string that will impact how the virtual application package runs on target computers.
    Manage Scripts To specify scripts that should run either inside or outside the virtual environment when the package is deployed to a computer, click Manage Scripts in the Deployment Configuration Item pane.
  4. After you have made all required updates, to save the package to save the package select File and then select Save.

See Also

How to Sequence a New Server Application
How to Update an Existing Virtual Application Package
How to Edit an Existing Virtual Application Package
How to Save a Server Virtual Application Package
How to Deploy a Virtual Application Package for Testing