The section contains step-by-step information to help you use Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization to prepare the programs in Novell OpenOffice or LibreOffice to run as virtual applications.
Install ZENworks Application Virtualization onto a clean machine.
You can prepare a clean machine by uninstalling Novell OpenOffice or LibreOffice. However, we recommend that you start the process on a machine that has only the desired Windows OS, any applicable OS service packs, and ZENworks Application Virtualization installed. Starting with a machine that includes only these items helps to ensure that your virtual application does not contain settings that might cause conflicts.
Click> > > to start the application.
The Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 9.0.1 startup dialog box is displayed. You can use this dialog box to scan, build, manually configure, or take a snapshot of the virtual applications installed on the device. If you do not want to see this dialog when you start the virtual application, select.
Clickor close the startup dialog box to view the application.
Clickin the section of the ribbon.
This process captures the first snapshot image. The process iterates through the file system and registry, and might take several minutes to complete.
(Optional) Click the down-arrow on the bottom of thebutton, then click .
Saving the first snapshot lets you skip this step when snapshotting subsequent applications from the same machine image.
Install Novell OpenOffice.org.
You can download Novell OpenOffice and LibreOffice from the Novell Downloads page.
Clickin the section of the ribbon.
Browse to and select the destination folder to store the snapshot, then click.
This process captures the second snapshot, computes the delta between the two snapshots, and populates the virtual application with the delta entries. This process might take a few minutes.
(Optional) Click thebutton on the left side of the ZENworks Application Virtualization console to review the file system and registry entries.
You can remove any files or settings that are not required for proper execution of your virtual application. Removing unused entries reduces virtual application size. However, accidental removal of a required resource might cause your virtual application to not function properly.
(Conditional) If you use ZENworks Configuration Management in your environment and you want to control how virtual applications are used or to create and publish ZENworks bundles, click thebutton on the left side of the ZENworks Application Virtualization console to display the ZENworks options.
For more information, continue with the instructions in Section 5.0, Using Virtual Applications with ZENworks Configuration Management.
From the quickstart.exe file.drop-down list, select the
Selecting the quickstart.exe file causes the resulting executable file to launch the OpenOffice Quickstarter. The OpenOffice Quickstarter, which displays in the notification area, lets users choose which OpenOffice application to launch (Writer, Calculator, Draw, Impress, or Math).
You can also create a single executable file to expose multiple executable startup files (Writer, Calculator, Draw, Impress, or Math). ZENworks Application Virtualization allows multiple entry points into the virtual application to be triggered based on a command line argument to the virtual application executable. If you use Novell ZENworks or Novell ZENworks Configuration Management to distribute applications, command line arguments let you use the same application object for all OpenOffice.org programs.
(Optional) Click thebutton on the right side of the drop-down list to display the Startup Files dialog box.
Click the scalc.exe, then press Enter.column on the first empty row in the startup file list, select
NOTE:If you cannot see the entire path to the scalc.exe file, expand thecolumn. To expose the drop-down arrow to select the executable file, click in the field.
Click the sdraw.exe, then press Enter.column on the first empty row in the startup file list, select
Click the simpress.exe, then press Enter.column on the first empty row in the startup file list, select
Click the smath.exe, then press Enter.column on the first empty row in the startup file list, select
Click the swriter.exe, then press Enter.column on the first empty row in the startup file list, select
Specify the desired command line trigger in thecolumn for each row.
If you create a trigger for each application in Novell OpenOffice or LibreOffice, you can use the trigger as a command line option in ZENworks Desktop Management or ZENworks Configuration Management to launch the desired application from an application object. For example, if you specify writer for the trigger for OpenOffice Writer, you could use writer as the command line option to open Writer when the user opens the executable.
(Conditional) Click thecheck box next to any startup files that you want to always automatically launch on virtual application startup.
Theflag can be specified for multiple startup files to automatically launch multiple applications that are typically used together in a single session (also known as shotgunning).
Clickin the section of the ribbon to process the application.
Specify the location and filename of the virtual application executable file.
Test the virtual application executable file on another machine.
The executable file is now ready to distribute to users. You can use any method you want to distribute the file, including USB thumb drives.
You can also use Novell ZENworks or Novell ZENworks Configuration Management to distribute the file. For more information, see the ZENworks Documentation Web site.
ZENworks Application Virtualization now supports publishing multiple bundles to ZENworks Configuration Management in one step. For more information, see
What’s New in Version 9.0.1 in the ZENworks Application Virtualization 9.0.1 Readme.