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

When you assign a ThinApp template to a desktop or pool, View Administrator installs the ThinApp applications currently in the template.

Create a ThinApp template. See Create a ThinApp Template.

1

In View Administrator, select Inventory > ThinApps.

2

Select the ThinApp template.

3

From the Add Assignment drop-down menu, select Desktops or Pools.

All desktops or pools appear in the table.

Option

Action

Find a specific desktop or pool

Type the name of the desktop or pool in the Find text box and click Find.

Find all of the desktops or pools that follow the same naming convention

Type a partial desktop or pool name in the Find text box and click Find.

4

Select the desktops or pools that you want to assign the ThinApp template to and click Add.

Repeat this step to select multiple desktops or pools.

5

Select an installation type and click OK.

Option

Action

Streaming

Installs a shortcut to the application on the desktop. The shortcut points to the application on the network share that hosts the repository. Users must have access to the network share to run the application.

Full

Installs the full application on the local file system.

Some ThinApp applications do not support both installation types. How the application package was created determines which installation types are available.

When you assign a ThinApp template to a desktop, View Administrator begins installing the applications in the template a few minutes later. When you assign a ThinApp template to a pool, View Administrator begins installing the applications in the template the first time a user logs in to a desktop in the pool. After the installation is finished, the applications are available to all of the users of the desktop or pool.

View Administrator returns an application assignment error if a ThinApp template contains an application that is already assigned to the desktop or pool.