You update an AppStack to add applications, update existing applications, or remove applications from the AppStack.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have the correct credentials and you are taking the appropriate precautions:

Procedure

  1. 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).
  2. Update an AppStack:
    1. Run 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.

    2. Add applications, update existing applications, or remove applications from the AppStack.

      Task

      Action

      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

      1. Navigate to Control Panel > Programs and Features.

      2. Select the applications that you want to remove from the AppStack and complete the uninstall procedure.

  3. After you add or remove the applications, navigate to the command prompt and press Enter.
  4. Press Enter to restart the machine and finalize the AppStack update procedure.

Results

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.