App-V Recipe: 7-Zip 9.20

Application Name: 7-Zip 7zip

Application Version: 9.20

Download: 7-Zip

Install Directory: C:\Program Files\7-Zip

Sequencing OS used: Windows 7 64-bit

Sequencer Version: 5.0 SP2 Hotfix 4

Exclusions Added: [{Profile}], [{Common Programs}], [{Windows}], [{System}], [{Common AppData}]

Preparing the Sequencing VM

Copy 7z920-x64.msi to the VM

Begin Sequencing

Launch Sequencer and Click Next until you get to the below screen

Step1

 

Personally I always select a custom install. This application is just a single MSI so you can browse to the MSI if you please. Click Next

Step2

 

Enter a name which adheres to your naming standards. Enter C:\Dummy for your Primary Virtual Application Directory. Click Next

Step3

 

The above screen now prompt to install the application. Launch 7z920-x64.msi

Step4

Click Next

Step5

 

Check the ‘I accept the terms in the License Agreement’ checkbox and click Next

Step6

 

Click Next

Step7

 

Click Install

Step8

 

Click Finish

Step9

 

Launch the application by navigating to C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zFM.exe

Step10

 

Click Tools and Click Options

Step11

 

Select what filet types you wish to associate with this application. This will ensure the context menu for 7-zip will appear when say, right clicking on a Zip file e.g. Extract Files, Compress File. When complete, click Apply and OK. And then exit the application.

Step12

 

Check the ‘I am finished installing’ checkbox and click Next >

Step13

 

Click Next >

Step14

 

Ignore the warning and Click Next >

Step15

 

Click Stop Now and Click Next >

Step16

 

Click ‘Continue to modify package without using the package editor’ and Click Next >

Step17

 

Click Close

Step18

 

Navigate to the Advanced tab and check all boxes. Save your package to your content share and you should be ready to deploy.

A shortcut should be created on the client machine and you should also be able to see 7-Zip in the context menu for the File types you selected during sequencing. e.g. .zip files

Step19

 

e.g. ISO

Step20

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