Home > Blogs > VMware ThinApp Blog


ThinApp Side-by-Side Updating Video

Here’s a quick and (somewhat) dirty video of the ThinApp Side-by-Side Updating feature used for updating deployed ThinApp packaged apps – typically ones deployed to or accessed from LAN Workstations, View Desktops, or even Terminal Servers. This feature enables updating of the packaged applications – even while they are in use.

NOTE:  Click the FULL SCREEN option to view a larger, more detailed image.

This entry was posted in Applications, Tips and tagged , , on by .
Dean Flaming

About Dean Flaming

Dean is currently an EUC Architect and member of the VMware End User Computing Enablement and Lighthouse Support teams, working to develop communications and IP around VMware End User Computing products and solutions as well as support many various Lighthouse accounts with their own EUC practices. Prior to this, from 2008 through 2012 Dean was one of VMware's End User Computing Specialists. Throughout his time at VMware, Dean has also written and published various articles, videos, and podcasts regarding VMware's EUC Solutions.

2 thoughts on “ThinApp Side-by-Side Updating Video

  1. Chris Johnson

    What if when you built the original package you created an MSI file in addition to the EXE file? Do you need to change the extension of the MSI file as well?

  2. Dean Flaming

    MSI files are not utilized in side-by-side updating. Only EXEs/DAT (or whatever extension you utilize for the data container).
    Use of the ThinApp created MSI is a delivery technology used to interface with 3rd party ESD solutions. Side-by-side updating is only meant to update the already registered ThinApp packaged application.

Comments are closed.