Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp V5.0

1 days


  • This course will provide applications-oriented administrators with the knowledge and skills to virtualize Windows applications with VMware ThinApp , modify the Package.ini parameters to handle special circumstances, and choose the best deployment and updating processes for their environment.
  • Students who complete this course can enroll in any of several more advanced VMware vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to


Intended Audience: Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office

Skills Gained


  • Understand how an application is virtualized by ThinApp
  • Describe the major components of the ThinApp architecture
  • Set up the environment for capturing an application
  • Use the ThinApp Setup capture wizard to package an application
  • Deploy an application packaged using ThinApp
  • Modify Package.ini parameters to increase the variety and complexity of applications that can be virtualized
  • Use Application Link to dynamically link application components like Microsoft .NET to multiple applications
  • Update applications using Application Sync and other methods
  • Use ThinDirect to redirect URLs with application dependencies to their preferred browser
  • Troubleshoot problems with ThinApp packages



  • Have a basic understanding of virtualization concepts
  • Completion of the VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware ThinApp Fundamentals eLearning course.

Course Outline


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introduction and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Introduction to VMware ThinApp
    • Understand how an application is virtualized by ThinApp
    • Identify relationships between the ThinApp runtime system, the virtual file system, and the virtual registry
    • Identify the purpose of ThinApp sandbox and isolation modes
    • Compare the application deployment options
  3. Packaging Applications
    • Set up the recommended ThinApp development environment
    • Understand the packaging and building process
    • Package an application using the Setup Capture wizard
    • Identify the VMware Horizon Application Manager components
    • Enable listing of a ThinApp package in VMware Horizon
  4. Modifying Package.ini Parameters
    • List the steps for manually setting the parameters in Package.ini
    • Understand the purpose of modifying several Package.ini parameters
    • Modify Package.ini parameters
    • Explain the purpose of the sandbox
  5. Deploying Applications
    • Compare options for deploying ThinApp packages
    • Compare benefits of an MSI package with an executable file
    • Identify the steps for deploying ThinApp packages in Horizon Application Manager
  6. Updating and Linking Applications
    • Recognize the various methods for updating applications with ThinApp
    • Deploy updated ThinApp packages using various methods
    • Modify Application Sync parameters to control an update
    • Use the relink.exe utility to update a package for Windows 7
    • Use the Application Link utility to incorporate additional, necessary components at runtime
  7. Performance and Troubleshooting
    • Performance considerations
    • Troubleshooting ThinApp packages

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