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AppSync gotcha..

When your package use a .dat file as the primary datacontainer and you want to use AppSync it is important that the primary datacontainer name is not shared by one of the Entry Points.

Example that will not work with AppSync:
[Mozilla Firefox.dat]
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
ReadOnlyData=bin\Package.ro.tvr
MetaDataContainerOnly=1

[Mozilla Firefox.exe]
Shortcut= Mozilla Firefox.dat
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Example that will work with AppSync:
[MozillaFF.dat]
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
ReadOnlyData=bin\Package.ro.tvr
MetaDataContainerOnly=1

[Mozilla Firefox.exe]
Shortcut= MozillaFF.dat
Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

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Peter Bjork is a Senior Staff Architect, Technical Marketing at VMware. He specializes in Identity and Access Management. He's widely appreciated as a speaker at events like VMworld, VMUG and vFORUM. He is the author of two books as well as numerous white papers and blog posts. When the work day is over, Peter volunteers as a Scout leader for the local Sea Scout troop outside Stockholm, Sweden. Twitter: @thepeb.