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

If you assign a ThinApp application to a linked-clone pool and later refresh, recompose, or rebalance the pool, Horizon Administrator reinstalls the application for you. You do not have to manually reinstall the application.


Scan an application repository and add selected ThinApp applications to Horizon Administrator. See Add ThinApp Applications to Horizon Administrator.


  1. In Horizon Administrator, select Catalog > ThinApps and select the ThinApp application.
  2. Select Assign Desktop Pools from the Add Assignment drop-down menu.
    The desktop pools that the ThinApp application is not already assigned to appear in the table.
    Option Action
    Find a specific desktop pool Type the name of the desktop pool in the Find text box and click Find.
    Find all of the desktop pools that follow the same naming convention Type a partial desktop pool name in the Find text box and click Find.
  3. Select the desktop pools that you want to assign the ThinApp application to and click Add.
    You can press Ctrl+click or Shift+click to select multiple desktop pools.
  4. Select an installation type and click OK.
    Option Action
    Streaming Installs a shortcut to the application on the machine. 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 machine's local file system.
    Some ThinApp applications do not support both installation types. How the application package was created determines which installation types are available.


Horizon Administrator begins installing the ThinApp application the first time a user logs in to a desktop in the pool. After the installation is finished, the application is available to all of the users of the desktop pool.