System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager: Add Plug-in to Web Application

During my previous article I’ve showed how to create a Web Application Profile in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. Now it’s time to learn the right way to deploy an external component for our Web Server: for example we want install Report Viewer 2010 without pre-install it into the Gold Image.

Open the SCVMM Library and create a new folder called (remember the suffix .cr) and insert the .exe file that you have downloaded from Microsoft’s web site. With the execute file we need also a script to run the setup, so create a new Install.cmd in the same folder and edit the file with this command: ReportViewer.exe /q /norestart

After that, add a new Post-Install script into Web Appplication Profile with the same parameters showed in figure 1.

Figure 1 – Post-Install Script

Finish! Remember that if you have already created a Service Template, you must update the Web Application with the new one.