Adobe® AIR® is a cross-platform runtime environment that provides the ability to deliver Rich Internet Applications to Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and most mobile platforms.

Below I have detailed how to sequence an Air application for Microsoft App-V. In this example I have used the application GMDesk. However, you can substitute in pretty much any Air based installer. All of these steps are performed on a VM with Microsoft App-V Sequencer 4.6 installed.

1. Install Adobe Air

2. Copy GMDesk-1.01.air to C:\Install

3. Create install folder on Q drive. Ex. Q:\GMDeskEN.001

4. Create install batch file using the following command line

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe" -silent -location Q:\Install Folder -desktopShortcut -programMenu <program>.air

Note: -desktopShortcut places shortcut on desktop and –programMenu places shortcut in Start Menu. Exclude these from the batch file if you do not want to them created.


"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe" -silent -location Q:\GMDeskEN.001 -desktopShortcut -programMenu C:\Install\GMDesk-1.01.air

Note: After this step I will normally take a snapshot of my sequencer. Then test the batch file. If it works then I’ll restore and continue sequencing. You can also perform this test on a separate machine.

5. Prep machine for sequencing

6. Launch Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer

7. Create a New Virtual Application Package

8. Select Create Package (Default) > click Next

9. Click Next

10. Select Standard Application > click Next

11. Select the installer for the application: enter the batch file created in step 4 > click Next

12. Virtual Application Package Name: Your application name
Edit(Advanced): Checked
Q:\folder created in step 3
click Next

13. Wait for install to finish and select I am finished installing > click Next

14. Do NOT launch the program > click Next

15. Click Next

16. Select Stop Now > click Next

17. Select Save the package now and choose save location > click Create

18. Open Project for Editing

19. Navigate to Virtual Registry tab

20. Remove all unneeded registry keys. In this case I removed the entire User key and the Machine\System key and any references to Windows Search. Also be sure to delete following keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
Before cleanup:
Example of clean registry:

21. Navigate to the Virtual File System tab

22. Remove any entries under the CSIDL_APPDATA folder for Adobe, Macromedia, and Microsoft.
Before Cleanup:

After Cleanup:

23. Navigate to the Deployment tab

24. Select your preferred Operating Systems

25. Save the package and close the sequencer.

Now you you are all set to deploy or publish the application.

Note: The machine that you install the package on must have the same or newer version of Adobe Air runtime installed.