Adding an application to an existing layer
After you create a layer, you can add an application to the layer. You can add an application to an empty layer or a layer that contains one or more applications. You can repeat the following procedure to add any number of applications to a layer.
You can only add an application to an existing layer with the SWV Admin tool.
To add an application to an existing layer, all layers on the computer must be deactivated.
See Methods for capturing virtual software layers
To add an application to an existing layer
Start the SWV Admin tool.
In the SWV Admin tool, right-click the layer to which you want to add an application, and then click .
On the Capture dialog box, do the following tasks:
Use global capture only if you cannot properly capture the update with single program capture. With global capture, you must manually run the installation of the application.
Click , and then select the setup file.
This file can be an EXE or an MSI.
A rotating icon appears in the system tray.
To capture the installation, work through the installation dialog boxes to complete the capture.
You must exit all processes that the installation starts (example: a system tray application) before the capture process is complete.
(Optional) If an installation has an option to launch the application at the end of the installation, do the following tasks:
Select the option to open the application.
When the application opens, make changes to the default settings of the application.
Because the installer opens the application, you are still in capture mode and the changes are captured.
Close the application to complete the capture.
See About the creation of virtual software layers
See About updating a virtual software layer
See Creating an application layer using single program capture
See Creating an application layer using global capture