VMware ThinApp 5.2.3 Release Notes

ThinApp 5.2.3 | 23 JAN 2018 | Build 694559

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What's in the Release Notes

ThinApp 5.2.3 is a maintenance release. This release notes covers the following topics:

What's New

The ThinApp 5.2.3 release introduces the following new features:

  • Support for Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Support for Windows Server 2016
  • Four new parameters are available for inclusion in package.ini
    • ThinDirectOpenUrlInNewSystemBrowser Setting this parameter to 1 forces virtual to native browser redirection to occur in a new instance of native browser.
    • ThinDirectOpenUrlInNewVirtualBrowser Setting this parameter to 1 forces native to virtual browser redirection to occur in a new instance of virtual browser.
    • AllowMultipleNativeBrowserWindows Setting this parameter to 1 allows for multiple Internet Explorer windows to be used during thin redirection.
    • IgnoreRestrictedSids Setting this parameter to 1 ignores the list of restricting SIDs while creating a restricted access token using the function CreateRestrictedToken.

Mozilla Firefox Note: The latest version of Firefox supported by Thinapp is Firefox 50.1. If you want to virtualize Firefox, you should virtualize Firefox 50.1 and turn off automatic updates at the time of capture.

Resolved Issues

The ThinApp 5.2.3 release resolves the following issues:

  • Cannot reuse the same drive letter on ThinApp application
    When reconnecting removable disk while using ThinApp Application the disk drive letter changes.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Clicking a mailto link in a website redirected by ThinDirect causes ThinDirect to engage and the browser to close or hang.
    When clicking a mailto link in an internal website Thindirect will engage and hang causing user to have to navigate back to the website manually.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • A read-only attribute file in SandBox is not deleted with RemoveSandboxOnStart=1
    A file with read-only attribute in SandBox is not deleted with RemoveSandboxOnStart=1

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Regsvr32.exe fails when registering OLE/ActiveX module(DLL/OCX) made by VB5/6 on ThinApp VOS
    Regsvr32.exe fails while registering OLE/ActiveX module(DLL/OCX) made by VB5/6 on ThinApp VOS.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • A file with long pathname can't be deleted even with RemoveSandboxOnStart/RemoveSandboxOnExit
    A file with long pathname cannot be deleted neither with RemoveSandboxOnStart nor with RemoveSandboxOnExit.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Unable to browse local files from IE8 Thinapp Capture on Windows 10
    While trying to browse from IE8 captured on Windows 7 and running on Windows 10, the File Explorer dialog box does not pop up.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • ThinDirect with entry point to native IE causes redirect loop on Windows 10 when navigating to a URL not defined in ThinDirect file.
    When going from the native to thinapp thindirect loops, constantly opening new IE tabs.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Native to virtual URL redirection shares session with an existing running virtual IE instance
    Native to virtual URL redirection shares session with an existing running virtual IE instance. It opens as a new tab in an existing virtual IE instance.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3. Added an option to ensure that the redirected URL is opened in a new instance of virtual IE.

  • Firefox 50 will not load Web pages
    Firefox 50 launches but does not load Web pages.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Attempting to ThinApp Adobe Acrobat DC errors with: Error 16
    When attempting to launch ThinApp Adobe Acrobat DC from a folder redirected to network location, it fails to launch with Error 16.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • ThinDirect from VirtIE9 to native IE11 sometimes does not work when modeless dialogue exists on native IE11
    ThinDirect from Virtual IE9 to native IE11 intermittently fails.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Windows 10 performance enhancements
    Further performance enhancements to improve launch of ThinApp applications on Windows 10.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

  • Thinapp SDK returns an error when one of the Registry Values length is exactly 62 characters
    Thinapp SDK returns an error when one of the Registry Values length is exactly 62 characters.

    This issue is resolved in ThinApp 5.2.3.

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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 XP operating systems.
    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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