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Force or schedule AppSync on a package

This method could be used to AppSync packages that are being streamed
(accessed from a network share). Schedule the AppSync.exe on the
fileserver and the fileserver is updating the packages automatically.
Since we are using AppSync it is only the differences that are being
downloaded and therefore you will have limited payload on the WAN/LAN.

In the Setup Capture folder you will find AppSync.exe. With AppSync.exe
could you force a AppSync to take place for a curtain ThinApped
application.

Usage:
appsync <URL to updated package> package.exe

Example:
appsync "file:///c:/updates/Mozilla Firefox.exe" "Mozilla Firefox.exe"

For AppSync.exe to work you need to activate AppSync in package.ini for
the package but it doesn’t need to be a valid URL. A working
package.ini could look like this:
;——– AppSync Parameters ———-
AppSyncURL=https://example.com/some/path/PackageName.exe
;AppSyncUpdateFrequency=1d

AppSyncExpirePeriod=never

;AppSyncWarningPeriod=5d
;AppSyncWarningFrequency=1d
;AppSyncWarningMessage=XYZ
;AppSyncExpireMessage=XYZ
;AppSyncUpdatedMessage=
;AppSyncClearSandboxOnUpdate=0

It is very important that you specify AppSyncExpirePeriod=never if it is not a valid URL you are using.

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Peter Bjork

About Peter Bjork

Peter Bjork is the VMware Horizon Workspace and ThinApp Specialist covering the EMEA region. Peter came to VMware with the acquisition of Thinstall. He has many years of experience in ThinApp and is the author of the book “VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials” and "VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials". Peter lives in Sweden with his wife and two kids. You can follow Peter on Twitter: @thepeb