9.1. Customizing Package Behavior with OSD Scripting

Being able to modify the behavior of a virtual application or the workstation on which it is run can be a valuable tool to the experienced sequencing engineer. Often it may save time by not having to resequence an application for accounting because that department has a different executable parameter than human resources. That being said, editing OSD files is not usually a hard requirement for success in deploying virtual applications but will definitely make things much smoother and quicker.

OSD files are essentially XML files, meaning that you can and should use an XML editor (such as XML Notepad 2007, sequenced in chapter 8) to mitigate syntax errors. The OSD is composed of elements, parameters, ...

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