To use App Volumes with VHD In-Guest Operation mode, the App Volumes Manager, and Agent computers require the special permissions on the CIFS file share to perform certain tasks on VHDs during the normal operation of App Volumes.

About this task

Procedure

  1. On a file server, create a new empty folder.
  2. Copy the contents of the Hypervisor\In-Guest VHD folder from the App Volumes Installation media to the new folder.
  3. Share the folder and grant full access permissions on the file share to everyone.
  4. Configure NTFS permissions as described below.

    An Active Directory domain group might be used to manage permissions for the following roles:

    • Managers: App Volume Managers

    • Agents: Machines that receive App Volumes and writable volumes assignments

    • Capture Agents: Machines that are used for provisioning new App Volumes

    Table 1. NTFS folder permissions required for each role

    Folder

    Managers

    Agents

    Capture Agents

    apps

    Full

    Read

    Write

    apps_templates

    Read

    None

    None

    writable

    Full

    Write or None

    Note:

    Write permissions are required by Agents when Dynamic Permissions are not enabled.

    None

    writable_templates

    Read

    None

    None