VMware ThinApp 5.0
Is an application virtualization that isolates applications from their underlying operating systems; eliminate application conflict and streamline application delivery and management.
ThinApp is the tool which enables you to execute applications without being installed by vitalizing resources such as environment variables, files and Windows Registry keys.
Advantage of ThinApp’s
- Run multiple versions of the application at the same time.
- Eliminate application conflicts and streamline management.
- Reduce IT support and help desk costs (reduce the management of provisioning, patching and updating applications and images).
- Strengthen endpoint security
- Increase workforce mobility
I will explain first installation of “VMware made ThinApp 5.0” and then vitalizing application using ThinApp
*Recommended fresh installed OS.
VMware made ThinApp 5.0 Installation
2- Accept the license agreement and click “Next”
3- Enter the license key
4- Thin App installed successfully
Vitalizing application (Microsoft Office 2007) using ThinApp
1- Lunch VMware ThinApp wizard by double-click “ThinApp setup capture” from “All Programs – > VMware”; it will guides you through the steps to create virtual application.
3- Before you click “Postscan”, make sure that the application you want to virtualize installed and configured (Minimize this window).
5- Click “Postscan” inorder to rescan the registry and file system to assess the difference between postscan and prescan.
6- From Entry Point windows; select the executable files that should be available to start virtual application.
8- Follow self explanatory steps below.
Application virtualized now you can copy “\bin” folder or share the folder and create shortcut on target machines
you can register application using “thinreg”
copy “thinreg.exe” to destination server and then at the command prompt type
thinreg.exe “\\vApp\Office2007\bin\Microsoft Office Excel 2007.exe” /a /r
thinreg.exe “\\vApp\Office2007\bin\Microsoft Office Word 2007.exe” /a /r
thinreg.exe “\\vApp\Office2007\bin\Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.exe” /a /r
you can use this approach in
1- VDI implementations, create centralized application library.
2- easily upgrade Operating Systems since application isolated from OS. 3- Prevent application conflict and run multiple version of application.
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