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.
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?
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?
Q: Can I deploy a ThinApp 5.0 package to a Windows 8 machine?
Q: Are both streaming and local deployment of ThinApp 5.0 64-bit applications supported?
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!