Over the last four years I’ve been working with customers and partners on articulating and demonstrating the value of VMware ThinApp. While ThinApp does offer one of the most flexible and streamlined solutions for virtualizing Windows applications there are still times when you need to put the product knowledge and the application expert together to get the results you want. That has now occurred in written (and ebook) form with the release of the definitive guide for VMware ThinApp. The title, VMware ThinApp Essentials, much like the author, is understated as you will find the relevance of this book greatly exceeds the ‘essentials’. Yes, the author is one of our own VMware employees, but see for yourself that Peter Bjork always speaks to the reality of the customer environment and the satisfaction of well-implemented technology. Leverage Peter’s dedication to the technology, wide spectrum of application experience, and commitment to help you extract the most value out of your investment in application virtualization.
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We are excited to announce that Ninite has provided VMware customers a trial feed for use with the recently released ThinApp Factory. In short, the trial feed provides the ThinApp Factory a cloud-based catalog of 99 applications that can be pulled directly into the Factory and used to jumpstart our customers ThinApp Factory installations. The process is incredibly simple and can even be described as 'fun' if you have geek DNA in your veins.
Steps to use Ninite to Jumpstart your ThinApp Factory
2. Add Ninite Trial Feed to your ThinApp Factory Instance
VMware has released the new ThinApp Factory appliance!
So… What the heck is ThinApp Factory and how can I use it?
Customers often ask if there’s a difference between using the ThinApp SDK vs. using THINREG.EXE and if there’s a benefit for using one over the other.
So let’s take a moment to explore this!
By Tina de Benedictis, Technical Marketing Manager, Enterprise Desktop
When you have ThinApp virtualized applications installed in a VMware View virtual desktop environment, what do you need to do to set up antivirus protection?
Get ready for application virtualization with VMware ® ThinApp ® !
Today we posted a free version of the vSphere Client packaged with ThinApp.
If you spend a lot of time building and testing ThinApp
packages, you may have a use for this handy utility. By installing ThinReg Helper, you can add
thinreg.exe’s functionality directly to Windows Explorer, saving you the effort
of running batch scripts manually, typing long paths into a command window, or
waiting for local installs to test ThinApp’s ThinReg functions on new packages.
As mentioned in previous blog entries, the PermittedGroups value can take an Active Directory Security Group SID value as well as the name. The benefit of this is the ThinApp project can be packaged on a non-domain system.
While this topic falls a bit to the side of ThinApp, lately I’ve been working on a couple of deployment documentation projects, defining different ways which a ThinApp package can be deployed, and one of the things I’ve found I was in need of was a tool to quickly and easily look up Active Directory Security Groups and return their SID value where I could COPY and PASTE it into a PACKAGE.INI file.