App-V Recipe: Notepad++

Application Name: Notepad++    Notepad++_Logo

Application Version: 5.4.0.3698

Download: Notepad++

Install Directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++

Sequencing OS used: Windows 7 64-bit

Sequencer Version: 5.0 – 5.0 SP3

Exclusions Added: REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft,REGISTRY\USER\[{AppVCurrentUserSID}],[{AppVPackageRoot}]\updater

Preparing the Sequencing VM

Copy npp.6.7.3.Installer.exe to the VM. If you are using an earlier version of the App-V 5.0 Sequencer create a .reg file with the following contents:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\Edit with Notepad++]

@=”Edit with Notepad++”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\Edit with Notepad++\command]

@=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe \”%1\””

Save the reg file to the VM.

Begin Sequencing

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

Step1

 

Click ‘Perform a custom installation’ and Click Next >

Step2

 

Enter a suitable Package Name which adheres to standards and Click Next>

If you are using a previous version of the Sequencer, I suggest setting the Primary Virtual Application Directory to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++

Step3

 

Launch npp.6.7.3.Installer.exe

Step4

 

Click OK

Step5

 

Click Next >

Step6

 

Click ‘I Agree’

Step7

 

Click Next >

Step8

 

Uncheck the checkboxes for Auto-Updater and User Manual and click Next >

Step9

 

Click Install

Step10

 

Click Finish

Step11

 

Firstly, if there’s a pop up to install an update, typically I would allow the install. When complete go to Plugins–>Plugin Manager–>Show Plugin Manager

Step12

 

Click Settings

Step13

 

Uncheck ‘Notify of plugin updates at startup’ and Click OK

IF you are running an older version of the sequencer. Double click on the reg file you created on your VM to Merge it.

Step14

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you browse to the registry path HKLM\Software\Classes\*\Shell you will see the registry keys set as above. If you are using 5.0 SP3 Sequencer this is not required. If you set this with the latest sequencer it will create a duplicate Context Menu option for Edit with Notepad++

Step15

 

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

Step16

 

Click Next >

Step17

 

Click Next >

Step18

 

Click Stop Now and Click Next >

Step19

 

Click ‘Contiue to modify package without saving using the package editor’ and click Next >

Step20

 

Click Close

Step21

 

Set the Description to the person who sequenced

Step22

 

Under the Advanced tab, Click ‘Allow virtual applications full write permissions to the virtual file system’

Step23

 

Optionally, under Shortcuts and FTAs, you may want to add a Sent To Menu option

 

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