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Packaging Google Chrome with Amazon WAM

To create a package, launch a packaging instance and a validating instance on Amazon EC2 and then create and validate a new package. For more information, see the following topics:

To create a package

To create a new package, use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to your package instance and then use Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager Studio to create the package. For more information, see Connecting to Your Windows Instance Using RDP.

  1. In the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager Studio toolbar, choose New.

  2. In 1. Application settings, do the following:

    • In the Title field, enter the name of the application. This text appears on the Dashboard tab and in the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager Studio to identify this application.

      In the Description field, enter a short description for the application.

  3. In 2. Application installation, select an operating system and choose Install.

  4. In the Capture Application Installation dialog box, do the following:

    • In the Installer path field, type C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.

    • In the Command line parameter field, type the URL to the Windows installer for Chrome browser at Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows).

    • For Capture file and registry activity for the following processes, select Installer process and sub-processes only.

    • Select Ignore changes under the Installer path specified above.

    • For After capturing is complete, do the following actions during the merge, select Replace short path names with long ones in the registry.

    • Choose Launch and follow the instructions to install Chrome offline on Windows for all accounts.

    • After installing Chrome, choose OK and Close.

  5. Skip 3. Optional settings.

  6. Choose the Files tab, open the context (right-click) menu for <ProgramFilesX86>\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe, and choose Properties. In the Properties dialog box, select Installed-temporary (layer 2) under Disposition and choose OK.

  7. Choose the Registry tab and then do the following:

    • Open the context (right-click) menu for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software and choose Add Key.

    • In the Add Registry Key dialog box, select Create from this existing registry key, and choose Browse.

    • In the Browse System Registry dialog box, choose HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies and choose OK twice.

    • Open the context (right-click) menu for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies, and choose Add Key.

    • In the Add Registry Key dialog box, select Create a new key with the following name, type Google , and choose OK.

    • Repeat the previous two steps to create the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Update registry key.

    • Open the context (right-click) menu for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Update, and choose Add Value.

    • For Name in the Add Registry Value dialog box, type AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes. For Type, select REG_DWORD. For Data, type 0, and choose OK.

  8. Choose the Project tab and then do the following in 4. Package build:

    • For Label, enter a label for the package. This label appears in the Amazon WAM console as the version label.

    • For Command line, choose Launch Settings.

    • In the Command line field of the Application Launch Settings dialog box, type "Start the Chrome browser from the Desktop shortcut, the Start menu, or the Quick Launch toolbar." Select Set the working folder to the folder of the command line executable, if any, select Set the icon to the source file of the command line executable, if any, and choose OK.

  9. Choose Save on the toolbar to save the application package project.

  10. In 5. Package upload, choose Upload and Close.