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VMware Thinapp

Definition - What does VMware Thinapp mean?

VMware ThinApp is a VMware product used to create portable applications for virtualization.
VMware ThinApp is a virtualization application that is used to accelerate the deployment of applications on virtual machines. Apart from that it also simplifies the migration of different kinds of applications between multiple virtual machines without any third-party agent applications being involved.

Techopedia explains VMware Thinapp

Jitil Inc. originally developed the ThinApp under the name Thinstall, but sold it to VMware in 2008. The first version of the product was only available for the corporate sector, but VMware expanded ThinApp to the open market

VMware ThinApp allows applications to run separately and remain isolated from other applications. In other words, all applications run independently without causing interruptions to other applications. In this way, the operating system provides better performance that is always conflict-free for end users. Actually, this all happens because applications packages are embedded together within the ThinApp architecture.

VMware ThinApp provides the following key benefits:

  • Flexible and reliable application access for all users
  • Eliminates the need for recording and testing
  • Eliminates application conflicts
  • Eliminates the need for extra investment for software and hardware tools

VMware ThinApp allows IT administrators to use applications without installing them in a traditional way. The overall view for the user is achieved through a combination of the virtual machine and the resources of the actual physical host machine.

VMware ThinApp does not have any preinstalled software or device drivers - it only uses applications directly from the USB or other sources. Within ThinApp, standard execution files (.msi) are automatically converted into .exe mode which include everything required to run an application smoothly. Pre- and post-installation scan processes execute automatically to save the existing and updated configuration of system and registry files.

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