How to Install the Cloudhouse Auto Packager
Applies to: Auto Packager
25/05/2019 Cliff Hobbs
This article details how to install the Cloudhouse Auto Packager which is used to create Cloudhouse Compatibility Containers™.
There are two scenarios for installing the Auto Packager:
- Installing the Auto Packager on a computer with Internet Access
- Installing the Auto Packager on a computer without Internet Access
Our preferred method of installing the Auto Packager is on a computer with Internet access, primarily as every time the Auto Packager loads, it checks to see if you are running the latest version (if you are not, any updates are applied before the Auto Package is launched to ensure you are producing the Container with the latest version of the binaries).
To install the Cloudhouse Auto Packager on a computer with Internet access:
- From a computer with Internet access, sign in to the Cloudhouse portal (https://prod.cloudhouse.com/) using the details provided to you by Cloudhouse.
- Click LAUNCH to download the Cloudhouse Auto Packager.
- Once downloaded, double-click cloudhouseautopackagerlauncher.exe to launch the Auto Packager and run a check to ensure you are running the latest version.
The Auto Packager is then downloaded and installed.
Once installed, the Auto Packager launches automatically (click Yes if prompted by User Account Control to allow the Packager to make changes).
If you plan to use the Auto Packager, you can leave it open, otherwise close it until you are ready to use it.
If the computer on which you are packaging the application does not have Internet access, use the following process to install the Auto Packager.
To install the Cloudhouse Auto Packager on a computer without Internet access:
- Download and install the Auto Packager on a computer that does have Internet access.
- Navigate to the C:\ProgramData\Cloudhouse\Packager folder and copy this and its contents to the Packaging Computer (if it is reachable on the network), or to a USB key. Either way, ensure the folder and its contents are created on the Packaging Computer in exactly the same location as the computer they were copied from.