VMware ThinApp 5.2.2 Release Notes

ThinApp 5.2.2 | 15 NOV 2016 | Build 4435715

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What's in the Release Notes

ThinApp 5.2.2 is a maintenance release. This release notes covers the following topics:

What's New

The ThinApp 5.2.2 release introduces the following new features:

  • Support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Experimental support for Windows Server 2016

Resolved Issues

The ThinApp 5.2.2 release resolves the following issues:

  • ThinApp applications take twice as long to open in Windows 10
    ThinApp applications take twice as long to open in Windows 10 than in Windows 7 operating system.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • The VMware Identity Manager desktop client fails to start ThinApp on Windows 8 and Windows 10
    The VMware Identity Manager desktop client fails to start ThinApp on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • UnityXL application fails with an error
    In ThinApp 5.2.1, the UnityXL application fails with the following error:
    The UnityPro Hardware Catalog is not available on the computer.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • Performance degrade of Internet Explorer 8
    In ThinApp 5.2, the performance of Internet Explorer 8 degrades. The Web pages are not accessible from Internet Explorer 8.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • Microsoft patches KB3126593 and KB3126587 interfere with Firefox user profile creation
    After you apply the Microsoft patches KB3126593 and KB3126587, creating a user profile on Firefox fails.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • Internet Explorer 10 fails on 64-bit versions of Windows 10
    ThinApp fails with an error on Internet Explorer 10 that runs on a 64-bit versions of Windows 10.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • SDK returns an error when reading subkeys from a ThinApp package
    When you use the ThinApp SDK to read registry subkeys from a ThinApp package, the SDK returns an error if one of the subkeys is longer than 97 characters.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

  • Setup Capture treats all ThinApp captures as Internet Explorer captures
    When you capture a ThinApp package on Windows 7 or above with Internet Explorer 10 or 11 natively installed, Setup Capture treats all ThinApp captures as Internet Explorer captures.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.2.

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Known Issues

The following issues are known to occur in the ThinApp 5.2.1 release:

  • Unable to insert Office objects in certain Microsoft Office applications like Excel charts in Excel, Word document in Word, PowerPoint, and so on.
    Workaround: None.

  • Internet Explorer 11 fails to start on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
    Workaround: None.

  • Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) is not supported on Windows.
    Workaround: None.

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 fails to open some specific URLs.
    Workaround: Add the following parameters to Package.ini and rebuild the package:
    [BuildOptions]
    NotificationDLLs=T2embed.dll

  • If Protected View is enabled in Microsoft Excel 2013, it will fail to open files from a network share.
    Workaround: Disable protected view from File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View > Enable Protected View for files located in potentially unsafe locations.

  • Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 fail to launch when deployed to a system with Microsoft Office natively installed.
    Workaround: For more information, see KB article 2107369.

  • Unable to launch Google Chrome from a network share.
    Workaround: Add SetVirtualModuleFileNameInPeb=1 to Package.ini and rebuild the package.

  • Microsoft Visio 2010 help files are not displayed on 64-bit versions of Windows.
    Workaround: Apply the workaround in KB article 2091911.

  • 32-bit Internet Explorer 10 does not work on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1.
    Workaround: None.

  • ThinApp does not support any 16-bit applications on Windows 8 machines.

  • If you attempt to start two instances of Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft Power Point 2013, these applications will become unresponsive.
    Workaround: None.

  • ThinApp fails to build packages on the 32-bit versions of Windows 7 if you change the Outdir parameter in the Package.ini and replace it with any of the following language characters:
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    Workaround: None.

  • ThinApp cannot change registry key names on 32-bit versions of Windows.
    Workaround: None.

  • When you start AutoCAD on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, the following error message is displayed:
    PresentationFontCache.exe - Application Error
    Workaround: None.

  • Visual Studio 2010 displays the following error message:
    Invalid license data. Reinstall is required on launch.
    For more information, see KB article 2091953.
    Workaround: None.

  • Unable to open Web pages using Internet Explorer 8 or later versions on Windows 10.
    Workaround: Apply the workaround provided in KB article 2137873.

  • When you mark a Web site as favorite in Internet Explorer browser, you cannot immediately view it in the Favorites Bar.
    Workaround: If needed, create ##Attributes.ini file in the %Common Favorites% folder with the following content and rebuild the package:
    [Isolation]
    DirectoryIsolationMode=WriteCopy

  • A Fatal Application Exit error occurs when you launch 64-bit versions of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or Microsoft Word 2010 on Windows 10.
    Workaround: Add the ChildProcessEnvironmentException=msiexec.exe in Package.ini and build the project.

  • A COMDLG32.dll error appears when applications are run from a network share.
    Workaround: Add ProcessExternalNameBehavior=Original and SetVirtualModuleFileNameInPeb=1 to the General Parameters section of the Package.ini and rebuild the package.

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