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

Before you begin

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

About this task

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

Procedure

  1. In View 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.

Results

View 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.