Powershell Scripts For Testing App-V Packages

I thought I’d share these as some of you may find them useful! When I am testing App-V packages, I generally either have them on a network share in one folder, or have copied them to my desktop, and want a simple way to add and remove them. These Powershell scripts do just this:

  • Add-AppvPackages.ps1 - Searches recursively for all .appv files under the same folder as the script, adds them (without config files), and publishes them globally.
  • Remove-AppvPackages.ps1 - Looks for all published App-V packages, and Stops/Repairs/Unpublishes/Removes any that have the path of the .appv file matching a package found under the same folder as the script.

Both scripts do these jobs in one line of code, albeit with a few lines at the start to relaunch the script with admin rights if required. For example, copy these scripts and a bunch of packages to your desktop, right-click the script and select Run with Powershell, and it will automatically prompt for elevation if you have UAC turned on (which you should).

Download them here.

$myWindowsID=[System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()
$myWindowsPrincipal=new-object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($myWindowsID) 
$adminRole=[System.Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator 
if ($myWindowsPrincipal.IsInRole($adminRole) -eq $false)
{
   $newProcess = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo "PowerShell";
   $newProcess.Arguments = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition;
   $newProcess.Verb = "runas";
   [System.Diagnostics.Process]::Start($newProcess);
   exit
}

Get-ChildItem -path (Split-Path -parent $PSCommandPath) -recurse | where extension -eq .appv | Add-AppvClientPackage | Publish-AppvClientPackage -global
$myWindowsID=[System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()
$myWindowsPrincipal=new-object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($myWindowsID) 
$adminRole=[System.Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator 
if ($myWindowsPrincipal.IsInRole($adminRole) -eq $false)
{
   $newProcess = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo "PowerShell";
   $newProcess.Arguments = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition;
   $newProcess.Verb = "runas";
   [System.Diagnostics.Process]::Start($newProcess);
   exit
}

Get-AppvClientPackage | Where Path -Match ([regex]::escape((Split-Path -parent $PSCommandPath))) | Stop-AppvClientPackage -Global | Repair-AppvClientPackage -UserState -Global | Unpublish-AppvClientPackage -Global | Remove-AppvClientPackage

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