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##Attributes.ini
comparing to Package.ini 22
editing 22
A
Active Directory
authorizing group access 16
controlling access to applications 39
using Package.ini parameters 39
API parameters
AddForcedVirtualLoadPath 75
ExecuteExternalProcess 76
ExecuteVirtualProcess 77
ExitProcess 75
ExpandPath 76
GetBuildOption 77
GetCommandLine 78
GetCurrentProcessName 78
GetEnvironmentVariable 80
GetFileVersionValue 77
GetOSVersion 79
RemoveSandboxOnExit 80
SetEnvironmentVariable 80
SetfileSystemIsolation 81
SetRegistryIsolation 81
WaitForProcess 81
Application Link
defining 47, 50
defining access with the PermittedGroups parameter 53
effect on isolation modes 53
file and registry collisions 54
linking packages to base applications and using Application Sync 54
sample workflow 51
setting up nested links 52
storing multiple versions of linked applications 54
view of 51
Application Sync
clashing with automatic update capabilities 47
defining 47
editing parameters 48
effect on entry point executable files 49
effect on thinreg.exe 34
fixing incorrect updates 48
forcing updates with appsync.exe commands 55
maintaining the primary data container name 49
updating base applications with linked packages 54
updating thinreg.exe registrations 49
applications
capturing 13
controlling access for Active Directory groups 39
data statistics 18
difference between Application Sync and Application Link 47
not supported by ThinApp 10
sandbox considerations during upgrade processes 58
streaming requirements and recommendations 42
updating 47
C
capturing applications
IE6 on Windows XP 22
phases of 13
requirements and dependencies 13
using ThinApp Converter 24
with the Setup Capture wizard 1421
with the snapshot.exe utility 65
cmd.exe, defining 15
compression
for executable files 20
for trace files 85
computers
defining a clean system 10
using virtual machines for clean systems 11
cut and paste operations, ThinApp limitations 43
D
data container, See primary data container
DCOM services, access for captured applications 10
deploying
applications on network share 34
applications with deployment tools 33
executable files 34
MSI files 33
deployment tools, using MSI files 33
device drivers, incompatible with ThinApp 10
DLLs
loading into memory 87
recording by Log Monitor 83
drivers, support for 43
E
entry points
defining 15
for troubleshooting 15
in Setup Capture wizard 15
updating with Application Sync 49
G
global hook DLLs, reduced function with ThinApp 10
I
IE6 on Windows XP
capturing 22
requirements 22
iexplore.exe, defining 15
installing ThinApp 11
inventory name, purpose of 19
isolation modes
defining 16
Merged 16
sample configuration 45
using Application Link 53
WriteCopy 17
L
log format 86
Log Monitor
extra options 84
suspending and resuming logging 84
troubleshooting procedures 84
using 83
M
Merged isolation mode 16
Microsoft Vista, deploying MSI files 39
MSI files
automating the thinreg.exe utility 19
building the database 37
customizing parameters 37
deploying on Microsoft Vista 39
generating 19, 20
modifying the Package.ini 37
overriding the installation directory 38
N
nested links, using Application Link 52
network, streaming packages 41
O
operating systems
support for 9
using the lowest version for ThinApp installation 11
P
Package.ini
Active Directory parameters 39
common parameters 21
editing Application Sync parameters 48
modifying MSI parameters 37
MSI parameters 37
packages
building 21
configuring 20, 21
defining 19
parameters
applying settings at folder level instead of package level 22
for MSI files 37
for sbmerge.exe 56
for thinreg.exe 35
PermittedGroups, effect on Application Link 53
primary data container
defining 19
maintaining the name with Application Sync 49
size implications 19
project files 20
projects, opening during capture process 20
R
regedit.exe, defining 15
relink
defining 58
examples 58
S
sandbox
considerations for upgraded applications 58
defining 18
location 18, 61
search order 59
structure 62
sbmerge.exe
commands 56
defining 54
merging runtime changes 55
scripts
.bat example 72
.reg example 73
callback functions 71
file copy example 73
reasons for 72
service example 73
system registry example 74
timeout example 72
virtual registry example 73
services
automatic startup 40
starting and stopping in packages 40
Setup Capture wizard
authorizing user groups 16
browsing projects 21
building packages 21
compressing packages 19
entry points 15
installing applications 14
inventory name 19
package settings 20
postscan operation 14
prescan operation 14
project location 19
setting isolation modes 18
shell integration, reduced functions with ThinApp 10
snapshot.exe
creating snapshots from the command line 63
sample commands 65
sample procedure 65
snapshot.ini, defining 63, 66
support
for applications 9
for operating systems 9
T
technical support
required information for troubleshooting 83
ThinApp
applications that are not supported 10
browsing project files 20
deployment options 33
directory files 11
folder macros 67
in a VMware View environment 33
installing 11
recommendation for clean computers 10
requirements for installing and capturing applications 9
streaming packages from the network 41
supported operating systems and applications 9
updating applications 47
updating runtime in packages 58
using thinreg.exe 34
ThinApp Converter
capturing multiple applications 24
configuration file 25
detecting application installation processes 29
process overview 24
system requirements 25
ThinAppConverter.ini
configuring AppSettings 30
configuring HostEnvironment 25
configuring Settings 28
configuring VirtualMachineN 27
predefined environment variables 31
ThinDirect
extracting and registering 24
thinreg.exe
defining 34
parameters 35
running 35
starting with MSI files 19
updating registrations with Application Sync 49
with Application Sync 34
troubleshooting
Explorer.exe 91
Java Runtime Environment 91
Microsoft Outlook 90
providing required information to support 83
with Log Monitor 84
U
upgrading applications, methods and considerations 4758
V
virtual file system
format stages 67
representing path locations with macros 67
using 67
VMware View, using captured applications 33
vregtool, listing virtual registry contents 62
W
WriteCopy isolation mode 17