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Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp [V5.0]

Course Details

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills for virtualizing Windows applications with VMware ThinApp. You will also learn how to modify the Package.ini parameters to handle special circumstances and choose the best deployment and updating processes for their environment.

Course Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of virtualization concepts
  • Completion of the VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware ThinApp Fundamentals eLearning course or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended

Course Agenda

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