You update an AppStack to add applications, update existing applications, or remove applications from the AppStack.
Verify that you have the correct credentials and you are taking the appropriate precautions:
Run AppCapture as administrator.
Create at least one AppStack.
Disable User Account Control (UAC) notifications on the provisioning machine. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-user-account-control-on-off#1TC=windows-7.
Become familiar with the command options that apply to updating an AppStack. See AppCapture Command-Line Options).
- Open the command prompt and navigate to the AppCapture folder with either
cd "\Program Files\VMware\AppCapture"(64-bit) or
cd "\Program Files (x86)\VMware\AppCapture"(32-bit).
- Update an AppStack:
AppCapture.exe /n appStackName /s sourceAppStackDir.
sourceAppStackDir is the path of the AppStack that you want to update.
This example takes an existing AppStack and updates it into a new update AppStack:
AppCapture.exe /n AdminUser2.0 /s "C:ProgramData\VMware\AppCapture\appvhds\AdminUser1.0" /o C:\NewFolder
You can include other command options that apply to updating an AppStack.
The AppStack is created and stored in the location that you specify, or by default in the appvhds folder.
- Add applications, update existing applications, or remove applications from the AppStack.
Add applications or update existing applications
Run the installers for the applications that you want to install or update on the AppStack.
(Optional) Remove applications
Select the applications that you want to remove from the AppStack and complete the uninstall procedure.
- After you add or remove the applications, navigate to the command prompt and press .
- Press AppStack update procedure. to restart the machine and finalize the
After the machine restarts, the JSON, VHD, and VMDK files are created. When the application capture process finishes, the applications are removed from the machine.