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Our latest KBTV video discusses Isolation Modes in VMware ThinApp. Isolation modes allow you to control the degree to which a virtualized application can read from and write to the local, physical PC where the virtual application resides.

ThinApp automatically configures isolation modes for directories in the file system and for registry subtrees in a ThinApp project. You can change the default isolation modes. Our video includes an overview the theory of isolation modes and how to implement them in practice.

For more information refer to the full Knowledgebase article: Configuring Isolation Modes for the File System and Registry in ThinApp (1017265).

Additionally:

For information about making sure that users can write to the virtual application’s working directory, see the documentation on the WorkingDirectory Package.ini parameter in the ThinApp User’s Guide: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/thinapp_pubs.html.

For more information about isolation of shared memory objects and isolation of synchronization objects, see the IsolatedMemoryObjects and IsolatedSynchronizationObjects Package.ini parameters in the ThinApp User’s Guide: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/thinapp_pubs.html.

For information about how isolation mode interacts with Application Link (AppLink), see Affecting Isolation Modes with Application Link in the ThinApp User’s Guide: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/thinapp_pubs.html.

For more information about troubleshooting isolation mode, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006991.