On the Entity details page, depending on the entity type, you can view the entity name, application and AppStack assigned to the entity, list of packages attached to the entity, and Writable Volumes created for the entity. You can also perform assign and unassign operations.

Note: AppStacks and Writable Volumes (2.x) can be created only by using App Volumes Agent 2.x and uploading the appropriate templates. Any information related to these volumes can be viewed only when the VOLUMES (2.X) tab is visible in the App Volumes Manager UI. If you have installed the latest version of App Volumes Manager and want to explore App Volumes 2.x, see Perform App Volumes 2.x Management Tasks.
  • Entity types are Users, Computers, Groups, or OUs.
  • The Attachments count for the Computer entity on the Manage Computer page is a sum total of attached volumes to the computer. The volumes can be assigned to any entity (User, Computer, Group, and OU).

    However, Attachments count for the User entity on the Manage User page includes only the volumes assigned to the User.

    For example: Consider a notepad application assigned to a user and a video application assigned to a computer, system. If the user logs into system, then the Attachments count for the computer is 2 whereas for the user, the count is 1.

  • For an application package delivered as On-demand to an entity, you can observe the change in the attachment and attachment count for the entity only when the end user launches the application's shortcut. For more information about this behavior, see the characteristics section in Understanding Package Delivery Modes in App Volumes.
  • For the non-computer entities (Users, Groups, or OUs), you can limit the delivery of an application assignment to a specific computer. For a better understanding, see Application Assignment to Specific Computers.

    Similarly, you can also unassign the attachment from the entity for a specific computer. The prefix of the computer name is displayed in the Computers column in the Application Assignments table. For more information about the Computers column, see View Assignments.


  1. From App Volumes Manager, go to DIRECTORY > Entity.
  2. On the Managed Entity page, click the entity name.
    Entity details are displayed.
    Note: For non-computer entities ( Users, Groups, and OUs), the Application Assignments section also includes the computer prefix information.
  3. (Optional) On the Entity details page, you can also perform the following assign and unassign tasks for an entity:
    1. To select and assign an Application to an entity, click Assign Application.
      Only application packages marked CURRENT can be assigned to an entity from the Entity page. If this application is in a synchronization relationship with the source instance and the assignment synchronization is activated, then you cannot perform the assign operation from this instance (target). Hence, the application is not displayed on this page.
      Note: To attach the assigned packages only when the prefix matches the name of the computer being logged into, you can select the Limit delivery for these assignments text box and enter the prefix of the computer name.

      For more information about the criteria for assignment synchronization, see Criteria for Application Synchronization. For more information about the limit delivery option, see Application Assignment to Specific Computers.

    2. Perform the rest of the steps in this workflow as you would while assigning an application to an entity when using the Inventory tab.
    3. To unassign an Application from an entity, select the Application Assignment and click Unassign.
      Note: If the entity belongs to Users and has received this Application as part of Groups or OUs, then you cannot unassign this Application from the entity.

      If the application assignment has a value displayed in the Computers column, then this value indicates that the selected application assignment is removed from that computer only.

      For more information about this task, see Unassign an Application from an Entity.

    4. To assign an AppStack for an entity, click Assign AppStack and perform the rest of the steps as mentioned in Assigning and Attaching AppStacks.
      Only AppStacks in the Enabled status can be assigned to the entity from the Entity page.
    5. To unassign an AppStack from an entity, select the AppStack and click Unassign.
      All AppStacks assigned to the entity are displayed.