To install a ThinApp application on a View desktop, you use View Administrator to assign the ThinApp application to a desktop or pool.

When you assign a ThinApp application to a desktop, View Administrator begins installing the application on the desktop a few minutes later. When you assign a ThinApp application to a pool, View Administrator begins installing the application the first time a user logs in to a desktop in the pool.

Streaming

View Administrator installs a shortcut to the ThinApp application on the desktop. The shortcut points to the ThinApp application on the network share that hosts the repository. Users must have access to the network share to run streamed ThinApp applications.

Full

View Administrator installs the full ThinApp application on the local file system.

The amount of time it takes to install a ThinApp application depends on the size of the application.

Important

You can assign ThinApp applications to desktops and pools that have virtual machine sources only. You cannot assign ThinApp applications to Terminal Servers, Blade PCs, or traditional PCs.

Follow best practices when you assign ThinApp applications to desktops and pools.

You can assign a particular ThinApp to one or more desktops.

You can assign one or more ThinApp applications to a particular desktop.

You can assign a particular ThinApp application to one or more pools.

You can assign one more ThinApp applications to a particular pool.

You can streamline the distribution of multiple ThinApp applications by assigning a ThinApp template to a desktop or pool.

You can review all of the desktops and pools that a particular ThinApp application is currently assigned to. You can also review all of the ThinApp applications that are assigned to a particular desktop or pool.

After you add a ThinApp application to View Administrator, you can display information about its MSI package.