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VMware Horizon View 6 Desktop Virtualization Cookbook by Jason Ventresco

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Capturing an application using Mirage

This recipe will discuss the steps that are required to capture an application base layer using Mirage. Once captured, the application base layer can be used to seamlessly install the applications on desktops running the Mirage client.

Note

Mirage application layers can only be applied to desktops running the same base OS version, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If our environment includes different OS versions and we wish to leverage Mirage to deploy application base layers to each, we will need to repeat the capture process for each desktop type that we are running.

Getting ready

To capture an application base layer using Mirage, we require a desktop that has a similar application configuration to the ...

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