VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials

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VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials

Peter Björk

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686280
Paperback256 pages

Book Description

VMware ThinApp 4.7 is an application virtualization and portable application creator which allows users to package conventional applications so that they are portable.

"VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials" shows you how to deploy ThinApp packages in order to improve the portability, manageability and compatibility of applications by encapsulating them from the underlying operating system on which they are executed.

Application virtualization improves the portability, manageability and compatibility of applications by encapsulating them from the underlying operating system on which they are executed.

VMware ThinApp 4.7 is an application virtualization and portable application creator which allows users to package conventional applications so that they are portable. ThinApp eliminates application conflicts, reducing the need and cost of recoding and regression testing.

In this book you will learn about how application virtualization works and how to deploy ThinApp packages. You will learn how to update and tweak ThinApp Projects before distribution. This book will then cover design and implementation considerations for future ThinApp projects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Application Virtualization
Application virtualization
ThinApp overview
ThinApp architecture
Common ThinApp vocabulary
The sandbox
Isolation modes
The virtual filesystem
The virtual registry
Application Linking (AppLink)
The ThinApp utilities folder and its content
Summary
Chapter 2: Application Packaging
Packaging
Running the Setup Capture wizard
The capture and build environment
Entry points and the data container
The project folder
The Package.ini file
Isolation mode considerations
Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6
The recommended ThinApp capture process
Some packaging tips
VB Scripting
Packaging applications with dependencies
Summary
Chapter 3: Deployment of ThinApp Packages
Different deployment scenarios
Using streaming deployment
Using MSI to distribute packages
Using VMware Horizon Application Manager
Using VMware View
Using alternative media and methods
Using thinreg.exe to register your applications
Summary
Chapter 4: Updating and Tweaking Your ThinApp Project
Different categories of updates
Recapturing an application
Modifying the project folder
Sandbox merge
Updating the ThinApp runtime
Sandbox considerations for updated packages
Summary
Chapter 5: How to Distribute Updates
Different categories of updates
Using MSI to distribute updates
Using an in-place update method
Application Sync (AppSync)
Application Linking (AppLink)
Deploying updated packages using VMware Horizon Application Manager
Summary
Chapter 6: Design and Implementation Considerations using ThinApp
Protecting your packages
Default isolation modes
Sandbox considerations
Implementing ThinDirect
Designing for a physical client implementation
Designing for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation
Designing for a terminal server/Citrix XenApp implementation
Designing for a mixed environment
Sizing of your streaming file share
Summary
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
The theory behind troubleshooting
Effective test procedures
Common troubleshooting tools
ThinApp Log Monitor
Troubleshooting tips and tricks
Your everyday capturing process
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Concepts behind Application Virtualization
  • ThinApp architecture and vocabulary
  • Application Linking
  • Application packaging process and best practices
  • Various methods to deploy ThinApp packages
  • How to update your ThinApp project
  • ThinApp 4.7 design and implementation best practices
  • ThinApp troubleshooting

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Application Virtualization
Application virtualization
ThinApp overview
ThinApp architecture
Common ThinApp vocabulary
The sandbox
Isolation modes
The virtual filesystem
The virtual registry
Application Linking (AppLink)
The ThinApp utilities folder and its content
Summary
Chapter 2: Application Packaging
Packaging
Running the Setup Capture wizard
The capture and build environment
Entry points and the data container
The project folder
The Package.ini file
Isolation mode considerations
Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6
The recommended ThinApp capture process
Some packaging tips
VB Scripting
Packaging applications with dependencies
Summary
Chapter 3: Deployment of ThinApp Packages
Different deployment scenarios
Using streaming deployment
Using MSI to distribute packages
Using VMware Horizon Application Manager
Using VMware View
Using alternative media and methods
Using thinreg.exe to register your applications
Summary
Chapter 4: Updating and Tweaking Your ThinApp Project
Different categories of updates
Recapturing an application
Modifying the project folder
Sandbox merge
Updating the ThinApp runtime
Sandbox considerations for updated packages
Summary
Chapter 5: How to Distribute Updates
Different categories of updates
Using MSI to distribute updates
Using an in-place update method
Application Sync (AppSync)
Application Linking (AppLink)
Deploying updated packages using VMware Horizon Application Manager
Summary
Chapter 6: Design and Implementation Considerations using ThinApp
Protecting your packages
Default isolation modes
Sandbox considerations
Implementing ThinDirect
Designing for a physical client implementation
Designing for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation
Designing for a terminal server/Citrix XenApp implementation
Designing for a mixed environment
Sizing of your streaming file share
Summary
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
The theory behind troubleshooting
Effective test procedures
Common troubleshooting tools
ThinApp Log Monitor
Troubleshooting tips and tricks
Your everyday capturing process
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849686280
Paperback256 pages
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