Introduction

In this blog article, all the steps to create a package are described. I have chosen the Brave browser. Brave browser is based on the chromium technique. So, I good candidate for a demonstration.

If you have any questions please, do not hesitate to leave a comment. 

The packaging process is done on a separate PC. I always use a non-domain joined PC so you do not have to worry about policies and other pollution. On the packaging PC, the FlexApp Packaging Console is installed. You can find the FlexApp Packaging Console installation file in the ProfileUnity console.

Download the FlexApp Packaging Console.

Save the file to a share so you can access the file on your packaging PC. After installation, you can start packaging the application. After packaging and cleanup, you can assign the package to a configuration. 

Packaging

The following steps are performed on the packaging PC:

Install the FlexApp Packaging Console.

Install the FlexApp Packaging Console. The installation is straightforward: next - next - next - finish. 

Start the packaging console.

Start the FlexApp Packaging Console to start the packaging process.

Login

Login to the FlexApp Packaging Console.

All the available applications are visible.

All the available applications are visible. Click [Create] to create a new package.

Enter all the details.

Enter all the details. Click [Create] when done.

Click Start the begin the packaging process.

Click Start the begin the packaging process. If you forget this step, you cannot save the package. 

Install Brave.

Install Brave. After installation Brave is started automatically.

Disable the update services.

Disable the update services.

Delete all the personal stuff.

Delete all the personal stuff.

Click Finish.

Click [Finish].

Click Save.

Click [Save].

Cleaning up the package

I think it is mandatory to clean up a package. There is always overhead that can be removed. That is done in this step.

Click Edit

Select [Edit] from the pull-down menu.

Click Ok

Click [Ok]

Perform the cleanup tasks.

Perform the cleanup tasks.

Confirm if you want to delete an item.

Confirm if you want to delete an item. Click [Yes]

Click Save when ready.

Click Save when ready.

Click Ok.

Click [Ok].

Deployment

Now, deployment of the new package. The steps are the same as mentioned in my post ProfileUnity from Liquidware: deployment predefined application Firefox.

Go back to the ProfileUnity Console.

Go back to the ProfileUnity Console.

Click Edit in the correct configuration.

Select the correct configuration line and click [Edit].

Click FlexApp DIA.

Click on the icon [FlexApp DIA.]

Click Add FlexApp DIA Rule.

Click [Add FlexApp DIA Rule].

Drag-and-drop the correct application.

Drag-and-drop the correct application to 'FlexApp Packages To Install'. 

Click Save.

Click [Save].

Click Update.

Click [Update].

Deploy Configuration.

Click on the icon [Deploy Configuration]

Succes.

A success box.

Testing on the client

And finally, testing on a client. That most important step: will the application work?

The Brave browser is visible in the Start Menu.

The Brave browser is visible in the Start Menu.

Brave starts.

Brave starts without issues.

Missing Adobe Acrobat plugin is causing issues here.

Missing Adobe Acrobat plugin is causing issues here. But the missing plugin has been added automatically.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to enter a question below. 

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