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Application Virtualization Using VMware ThinApp (THIN)

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Course Content

This course will provide applications-oriented administrators with the knowledge and skills to virtualize Windows applications with VMware® ThinApp™, modify the Package.ini parameters to handle special circumstances, and choose the best deployment and updating processes for their environment.

Who should attend

  • This course is intended for system administrators, application administrators, and solutions architects who need the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful deployment of virtualized applications.


Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM) course or the VMware ThinApp Fundamentals eLearning course.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major components of the ThinApp architecture
  • Modify Package.ini parameters to increase the variety and complexity of applications that can be virtualized
  • Use Application Link to dynamically link application components like Microsoft .NET to multiple applications
  • Use Application Sync to update applications deployed from servers
  • Troubleshoot problems with ThinApp packages

Outline: Application Virtualization Using VMware ThinApp (THIN)

Course Introduction
VMware ThinApp Architecture

  • Architecture that supports a virtualized application
  • Relationships between the ThinApp runtime, the virtual file system, and the virtual registry

Packaging Applications

  • Capturing and virtualizing an application

Modifying Package.ini Parameters

  • Entry points, access control, and isolation parameters
  • The sandbox folder and the sbmerge.exe utility

Building Applications with Application Link

  • Application Link features
  • Application Link parameters in the Package.ini file

Deploying and Updating Applications

  • EXE files versus MSI files for local application deployment
  • Streaming applications from servers
  • Using the versioning model to update applications
  • Using Application Sync to update applications

Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Performance considerations
  • Troubleshooting ThinApp packages
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 1 day

  • United States: US$ 850
  • VMware Training Credits: 9 VTC
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Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 1 day

  • United States: US$ 825
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