Application Virtualization Using VMware ThinApp (THIN)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

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 5.1) (VICM) course or the VMware ThinApp Fundamentals eLearning course.

Course Objectives

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. At the end of the course, you should understand the operation of ThinApp and 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

Course Content

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

Duration 1 day

  • Australia: 1,133.- AUD
  • Japan: 76,000 円
Dates and Booking

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