Release date: June 11th 2022
Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series.In this session I will describe how I upgraded the VMware App Volumes Agent in my template to v. 2203. According to VMware’s official documentation, Update sequence for Horizon 7, Horizon 8, and compatible VMware products (78445), this task should be done as step 11 in an upgrade sequence, as shown below.
I start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect
As I’ve gone over to using MDT to create templates, I will update the App Volumes Agent in the Deployment Share and run through the task sequence to create a new template. To update the App Volumes Agent in the Deployment Share, I will first delete the existing agent from the Deployment Share
Next, I copy the new VMware App Volumes Agent msi-file to the “AppVolumesAgent” folder in the Deployment Share. It is important to make sure that the executable isn’t blocked by Windows Security, therefore I right-click the msi-file, select Properties and tick the Unblock box, if it exists. This also applies to the other executable files under the “D:\DeploymentShare\VMware” folder.
When I now open the Deployment Workbench MMC, the new App Volumes Agent will be identified correctly
Finally, I update the deployment Share, before I run through a task sequence and push the new template to my desktop pool. In scenarios with persistent desktop pools, I would advice using “silent install” upgrades, as described by VMware here: Upgrade App Volumes Agent Silently
This completes my upgrade of the VMware App Volumes Agent. My next logical step would now be to upgrade the VMware App Volumes Templates, this I have posted here: VMware App Volumes – Upgrade Templates to v. 2203
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Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.