So you need to capture several applications into one layer because you have application that is dependent on other pre-installed components? Here's how I do it.
I use WISE Package Studio 5.1 to create a script which runs all the application setups from one EXE.
I begin by creating a blank script from Wise Script editor. I then create an Execute command for every application I desire to include in my SVS capture. Why do I use WPS? Because I can script everything I need to do, from running VBSscripts, editing registry settings, manually copying files, and much, much more.
So, after I've created my WPS script, I compile, start SVS, create new layer capture, and run the WPS script exe.
Whether you are creating a corporte virtualized application layer or a LAN Game party layer that contains all the Games in one simple layer -- This will make daisy-chaining installs and cofigurations that much easier.