Getting Started With Liquidware Labs

Last week I did a podcast interview with Jason Smith the Product Director over at Liquidware Labs. This is a follow up post to show you how to get started with both ProfileUnity (UEM) and FlexApp (Application Layering).

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As always, the first thing I do when evaluating new products is to figure out how to do an unattended installation. I first reached out to Liguidware Labs and was told that unattended support was not available at the moment

I don’t take No for an answer, so after a couple of hours I figured it out. The Liquidware Labs Task Sequence will be available in the next release of my Automation Framework.

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Liquidware Labs Installation

Download the product from here and put it in your Source folder.

Run the following script:

Liquidware Labs Configuration

Log in with your domain account.

PS: If you log in with local account you won’t be able to configure the required Group Policy.

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By default the configuration settings will be store in your Netlogon share.

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Select your Template.

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Enter the FQDN of your Home Share.

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Select Organization Unit and AD Group. Check this post for more details
Create Active Directory Users with Home Folder

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Remember to Click Run before you proceed with Next.

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The required Group Policy has now be linked to your Organization Unit.

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Click the template to access the settings.

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Let’s create a simple drive mapping.

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Click Download Configuration.

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And save it to your Netogon share.

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Liquidware Labs Client Configuration

Run the Startup installer on your Master Image.

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Liquidware Labs FlexApp

From the Management Console click Administrator and scroll down to download the FlexApp Packaging Console.

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Log in with the details shown below.

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Create a FlexApp Package by defining the installer and VHD location.

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After the installation is completed click Save.

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Head over to the Management Console and click the FlexApp DIA icon.

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Drag and drop your packages.

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Finally download and the save the configuration file to the Netlogon share.

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That’s it. Happy FlexApp Layering. For more information check out their documentation.

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