When capturing and storing ThinApp applications that will be distributed to remote desktops in View Administrator, you must meet certain requirements.

  • You must package your applications as Microsoft Installation (MSI) packages.

  • You must use ThinApp version 4.6 or later to create or repackage the MSI packages.

  • You must store the MSI packages on a Windows network share that resides in an Active Directory domain that is accessible to your View Connection Server host and remote desktops. The file server must support authentication and file permissions that are based on computer accounts.

  • You must configure the file and sharing permissions on the network share that hosts the MSI packages to give Read access to the built-in Active Directory group Domain Computers. If you plan to distribute ThinApp applications to domain controllers, you must also give Read access to the built-in Active Directory group Domain Controllers.

  • To allow users access to streaming ThinApp application packages, you must set the NTFS permission of the network share that hosts the ThinApp packages to Read&Execute for users.

  • Make sure that a disjoint namespace does not prevent domain member computers from accessing the network share that hosts the MSI packages. A disjoint namespace occurs when an Active Directory domain name is different from the DNS namespace that is used by machines in that domain. See VMware Knowledge Base (KB) article 1023309 for more information.

  • To run streamed ThinApp applications on remote desktops, users must have access to the network share that hosts the MSI packages.