Types of virtual software layers

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Types of virtual software layers

You can create the following types of virtual software layers:

Application layer

An application layer is created by capturing the installation of an application. It contains all the installed files and registry settings of the application. An application layer can contain one or more applications.

See Creating an application layer using single program capture.

Data layer

A data layer captures and stores data files that an application creates. A data layer is one way to prevent the loss of application data when an application layer is reset.

See Creating a data layer.

See How to prevent the loss of application data.

Empty layer

An empty layer lets you manually add an application or capture an application. Empty layers let advanced users create custom layers.

See Creating an empty layer.

See About the creation of virtual software layers

See Virtual software package workflow