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VMware ThinApp 5.0 Is NOW AVAILABLE!

By Aaron Black, ThinApp Product Manager, End-User Computing, VMware

On behalf of VMware, I’d like to introduce the product of a substantial engineering effort to optimize the architecture and capabilities of our market-leading application virtualization offering–ThinApp 5.0. We took the opportunity earlier this month to make some announcements during the VMworld event in Europe. In this blog, I’m just going to offer a quick review of the offering and invite you to download and see for yourself the new capabilities in this release.

For our existing customers, this is a friendly reminder that this is a major release, so you will need to fulfill your subscription and receive new license keys along with the download of the bits at My VMware.  With this platform release, we’ve updated the product life cycle and extended the support for ThinApp 5.0 to a total of 5 years.  Not only do we include ThinApp in all VMware Horizon bundles and the Horizon Suite, but also we are continuing to offer ThinApp as a standalone product.

ThinApp 5.0 is now available at the VMware ThinApp download site.

What’s New with ThinApp 5.0?

  • Support for 64-bit applications and for an additional operating system: Windows 8.1! You’ve been asking…and we are now delivering the ability to virtualize 64-bit applications using the same friendly packaging mechanism and capabilities that you already use in our previous releases.  No learning curve necessary!


  • Optimized architecture which preserves our agentless approach but leverages in-line hooking using NTDLL.DLL for improved application compatibility and performance–utilizing this layer helps us virtualize both modern and legacy applications more efficiently. See the Horizon Flux blog for more details on these changes.


  • Support for integration of AppSense personalization settings between native and ThinApp versions of applications. See the AppSense announcement for more information.
  • Run virtualized Internet Explorer 10 (32- or 64-bit) NOW! Keep in mind that you can either deploy IE 10 as a virtualized package or simply leverage virtualized plug-ins like JREs within the native IE 10 browser.  Internet Explorer can be used on Windows 7 and 8 but will not be supported on Windows 8.1 at this time.


  • To help manage those virtualized browsers and clunky web apps, use our patented ThinDirect technology with improved ADM and ADMX files, available in the ThinApp installation directory, for URL-based management of native and virtualized browsers.




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  5. Kamalakar

    I’m trying to package the IE 10 with Thinapp5.0 on Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit. The packaged IE 10 is not opening on Windows 2008 R2.

    Can you please help me in packaging the IE 10?

    1. ThinApp PM

      Try applying the following Package.Ini parameter – when capturing if IE10 is installed using windows update Setup Capture can inadvertently get version of systemdll’s in the package and causes problems depending on the deployment OS.

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