VMware ThinApp 4.0
ThinApp is an Application Virtualization Platform that enables complex software to be delivered as self-contained EXE files which can run instantly with zero installation from any data source. The core of Thinstall VS is the Virtual Operating System (VOS), a small light-weight component which is embedded with each “ThinApped” application.
evaluate freeware applications
Thindownload offers a huge amount of free software in a portable, ThinApped version. Every ThinApped application consists of only one executable EXE file and there is no more need for an installation
Flash demo on how to ThinApp an application
Jonathan Clark, ThinApp's CTO shows you how to virtualise an application
Flash Demo ThinApped .NET 2.0 Application
Here you can see how to virtualise a .NET application with ThinApp and how to include the .NET framework.
Troubleshooting with Log Monitor
Rebroadcast of Dec 6 2007 DeepDive which delved into how to use Log Monitor to troubleshoot application compatability issues.
Businesses require more and more applications operating together seamlessly and over time these systems have evolved into more complex and more fragile environments. The result is software deployments are increasingly expensive, support intensive, and time consuming. IT faces months of wasted time on multi-app regression testing, end-user support, and downtime caused by undiscovered application conflicts.
Reliable and readily accessible software to date requires endless planning and a great deal of ongoing support. In fact according to Forrester Research companies spend on average more than $500/year per desktop managing applications.
VMware ThinApp simplifies the application deployment cycle by eliminating regression testing and solving integration problems. ThinApp ensures conflict free software deployments.
ThinApp acts as a thin Virtual Operating System (VOS) that merges a virtual system environment with the real system environment. The ThinApp Virtual OS consists of the Virtual File system (VFS), and Virtual Registry (VREG).
ThinApp can transparently stream large applications from a shared network drive with no client or server software to install as well as run the application “off-line” on the PC.
The VOS works exclusively in user mode and requires no device drivers or preinstalled clients. It can run applications in managed and unmanaged Windows environments without requiring elevated security rights. ThinApp enables implementation of stronger security by allowing applications previously requiring admin rights to run on locked-down user accounts.
ThinApp protects the local PC against changes to the file system and registry for both custom developed and commercial office applications with no source code changes enabling true separation of application and OS.
ThinApp generates a single secure executable file which virtualizes the application and associated registry and filesystem changes.
Reduce time to deployment ThinApp reduces costs and accelerates IT deployment and business processes:
Data sheet: VMware ThinApp