You can upload ZIP files to the Writable Volumes VMDKs and update the volume. The uploaded files become available to the user the next time the user logs in to the desktop.

Note: After a Writable Volume is updated, you cannot reverse the updates.

You cannot change any user-installed applications that are already in the Writable Volumes.

For Writable Volumes, the ZIP file must consist of the following folder structure: \Config\writable. You can add your policy file (snapvol.cfg) and scripts within writable.


Create a ZIP file that contains the files that you want to upload. The ZIP file must be smaller than 5 MB.


  1. From the App Volumes Manager console, select INVENTORY > Writables.
  2. On the Update Writable Volumes page, browse and select the ZIP file.
  3. Click Upload.


App Volumes Manager applies the ZIP file to every Writable Volume.