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ThinApp 5.0 Quick Facts and Answers

Tina de Benedictis

Author: Tina de Benedictis

Tina de Benedictis is Senior Manager in the End-User-Computing Technical Marketing group at VMware. Her team writes and edits white papers, blog posts, and knowledge base articles on VMware End-User-Computing products.

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By Tina de Benedictis, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware

VMware ThinApp 5.0 released two days ago, and here are some quick facts and answers to commonly asked questions.

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Quick Facts

To virtualize a 64-bit application with ThinApp, you must

  • Use ThinApp 5.0 for capture
  • Use a 64-bit Windows 7 capture machine
  • Deploy the ThinApp package to a 64-bit Windows 7 machine

If you virtualize a 32-bit application on a 64-bit capture machine, you must also deploy to a 64-bit Windows 7 machine.

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Q: When do I need to use ThinApp 5.0?

A: When you want to virtualize a 64-bit app.

 

Q: Can I capture a 16-bit app or a 32-bit app with ThinApp 5.0?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Do I need a 64-bit capture machine to virtualize an application with ThinApp 5.0?

A: Only if you are capturing a 64-bit application. (In other words, you must use a 64-bit capture machine to virtualize a 64-bit application.)

If you are virtualizing a 32-bit application, you can use either a 32-bit capture machine or a 64-bit capture machine.

 

Q: When do I need a 64-bit build machine? (This question is for those of you who have separate capture and build machines.)

A: Any application, 32- or 64-bit, captured on a 64-bit capture machine must be built on a 64-bit build machine.

 

Q: Can I capture and build on a Windows 8 machine with ThinApp 5.0?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Can I deploy a ThinApp 5.0 package to a Windows 8 machine?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Are both streaming and local deployment of ThinApp 5.0 64-bit applications supported?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Will applications virtualized with ThinApp 5.0 run on Horizon View 5.2.x desktops?

A: Yes, but only 32-bit applications. ThinApp 5.0 64-bit virtualized applications will be supported in an upcoming release of Horizon View.

 

Q: Will applications virtualized with ThinApp 5.0 integrate with the current version of Horizon Workspace (1.5.x)?

A: Yes, but only 32-bit applications. A later version of Horizon Workspace will integrate ThinApp 5.0 64-bit virtualized applications.

 

There you have it–information for ThinApp aficionados!

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