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Application Virtualization Using VMware ThinApp (THIN)

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Detailed Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware ThinApp

  • Understand how an application is virtualized by ThinApp
  • Identify relationships between the ThinApp runtime system, the virtual file system, and the virtual registry
  • Identify the purpose of ThinApp sandbox and isolation modes
  • Compare the application deployment options

3 Packaging Applications

  • Set up the recommended ThinApp development environment
  • Understand the packaging and building process
  • Package an application using the Setup Capture wizard
  • Identify the VMware Horizon™ Application Manager™ components
  • Enable listing of a ThinApp package in VMware Horizon™

4 Modifying Package.ini Parameters

  • List the steps for manually setting the parameters in Package.ini
  • Understand the purpose of modifying several Package.ini parameters
  • Modify Package.ini parameters
  • Explain the purpose of the sandbox

5 Deploying Applications

  • Compare options for deploying ThinApp packages
  • Compare benefits of an MSI package with an executable file
  • Identify the steps for deploying ThinApp packages in Horizon Application Manager

6 Updating and Linking Applications

  • Recognize the various methods for updating applications with ThinApp
  • Deploy updated ThinApp packages using various methods
  • Modify Application Sync parameters to control an update
  • Use the relink.exe utility to update a package for Windows 7
  • Use the Application Link utility to incorporate additional, necessary components at runtime

7 Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Performance considerations
  • Troubleshooting ThinApp packages