This example provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a VMware Workstation virtual machine and its host machine for use with Install Capture when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. This example shows one possible approach.
For the generic setup requirements, see Set up a virtual machine.
The Virtual Machine Settings dialog box opens.
The virtual machine starts.
Carry out the following steps on both the AppDNA machine and the virtual machine.
These instructions describe how to create a folder on the AppDNA machine and share it so that the virtual machine can read and write to it.
This is an optional step. It speeds up Install Capture because it means that you do not need to log on manually every time the virtual machine starts up.
You now need to check that the virtual machine can access the shared folder that you created earlier on the AppDNA machine.
\\<AppDNA machine name>\AppDNAOutput
Where <AppDNA machine name> is the name of the AppDNA machine.
If this opens the shared folder on the AppDNA machine, it verifies that the virtual machine can access it. For troubleshooting tips, see Troubleshooting Access to a Shared Folder from the Virtual Machine.
To do this, you need the installer (called Citrix AppDNA VM Configuration.msi). This comes with AppDNA. It is copied into a Tools subfolder of the AppDNA installation folder when you install AppDNA. The default location is C:\Program Files\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools (C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools on a 64-bit machine).
You must configure the anti-virus software on the AppDNA machine to disable on-access scanning of the Install Capture output and input folders. For example, for Norton Anti-Virus, you disable the auto-protect option for the AppDNA output and input folders.
You are now ready to use the AppDNA Virtual Machine Configuration wizard to set up a virtual machine configuration for use with Install Capture. See Configure a VMware Workstation VM for instructions.