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Simple Steps for Using SBMERGE

Here are the simple steps for using SBMERGE.EXE on a ThinApp Project…

SBMERGE Process:

  1. Make a copy of the original ThinApp Project WITH the BIN folder and it’s contents (EXEs/Data Container).
  2. Clear the SANDBOX within the %APPDATA%\THINSTALL folder.
  3. Run the primary app in the project to be updated.
  4. Update the app with plugins, settings, updates, modifications. Close the app.
  5. Relaunch the app and test the updates exist and work.
  6. Close the app.
  7. Open CMD natively.
  8. Change Directories (CD) into the project to be updated.
    NOTE: If successful, the ThinApp Sandbox for this packaged app will have been removed from %APPDATA%\Thinstall.
  10. Execute BUILD.BAT within the project just updated by SBMERGE.
  11. Run new version of ThinApp packaged app to test updates/mods.
  12. Deploy via AppSync, Side-by-Side, MSI (via ESD), etc.
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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.

One thought on “Simple Steps for Using SBMERGE

  1. brock

    The method in the manual was a bit clearer to me. I had to apply the Print, and Apply commands. Once I navigated the CMD prompt to the project folder I used the following commands
    “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware ThinApp\sbmerge” Print []
    “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware ThinApp\sbmerge” Apply []

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