VMware ThinApp 2212 | 12 JAN 2023 | Build 21059475

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VMware ThinApp accelerates application deployment and simplifies application migration by isolating applications from their underlying operating systems to eliminate application conflict and streamline delivery and management.

VMware ThinApp 2212 Release Notes lists New Features, Resolved Issues, and Known Issues for this release.

What's New

VMware ThinApp 2212 includes Google Chrome browser support, internal bug fixes, and known issues.

Resolved Issues

  • Program Files (x86) \Common Files and Program Files\Common Files are not resolved by ThinApp applications. Any ThinApp application that requires files or folders to be opened from Common Files fails.

    For example: When the dir command is run at Program Files (x86) \Common Files, files from the ThinApp package are not listed.

Known Issues

  • A COMDLG32.dll error appears when applications are run from a network share.

    Workaround: Add ProcessExternalNameBehavior=Original and SetVirtualModuleFileNameInPeb=1 to the General Parameters section of the Package.ini and rebuild the package.

  • When 64-bit version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or Microsoft Word 2010 on Windows 10 is started, a "Fatal Application Exit" error occurs.

    Workaround: Add the ChildProcessEnvironmentException=msiexec.exe in Package.ini and build the project.

  • When a website is marked as favorite in Internet Explorer, the website is not seen immediately in the Favorites Bar.

    Workaround: Create ##Attributes.ini file in the %Common Favorites% folder with the following content and rebuild the package:

    [Isolation] DirectoryIsolationMode=WriteCopy
  • Visual Studio 2010 displays the following error message:

    Invalid license data. Reinstall is required on launch.

    Workaround: None

  • When you start AutoCAD on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, the following error message is displayed:

    PresentationFontCache.exe - Application Error

    Workaround: None

  • If you replace the Outdir parameter in Package.ini with any of the following language characters: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, ThinApp fails to build packages on the 32-bit versions of Windows 7.

    Workaround: None

  • If you attempt to start two instances of Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft Power Point 2013, these applications become unresponsive.

    Workaround: None

  • Microsoft Visio 2010 fails to start when deployed to Windows 10 1803.

    Workaround: None

  • Microsoft Visio 2010 help files are not displayed on 64-bit versions of Windows.

    Workaround: None

  • Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2013 fail to start when deployed to a system with Microsoft Office natively installed.

    Workaround: For more information, see KB article 2107369.

  • If Protected View is enabled in Microsoft Excel 2013, Excel fails to open files from a network share.

    Workaround: Disable protected view from File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View > Enable Protected View for files located in potentially unsafe locations.

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 does not open some specific URLs.

    Workaround: Add the following parameters to Package.ini and rebuild the package:

    [BuildOptions] NotificationDLLs=T2embed.dll
  • Unable to insert Office objects in certain Microsoft Office applications such as Excel charts in Excel, Word document in Word, PowerPoint, and so on.

    Workaround: None

  • LibreOffice does not shut down correctly on the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1

    Workaround: Add the following parameter in the General Purpose Parameters section in the Package.ini file and rebuild the package:

    [BuildOptions] ReleaseShutdownLocksEarly=1
  • Virtual Internet Explorer 11 fails during shutdown after Internet Explorer 11 security patch KB 4056568 has been applied.

    Workaround: Add the following parameter in the General Purpose Parameters section in the Package.ini file and rebuild the package:

    [BuildOptions] ForceTerminateThread=1
  • Not able to start Google Chrome from a network share.

    Workaround: Add SetVirtualModuleFileNameInPeb=1 to Package.ini and rebuild the package.

  • ThinApp cannot change registry key names on 32-bit versions of Windows.

    Workaround: None


  • For more information about VMware ThinApp, see the VMware ThinApp User's Guide.

  • For more information about how to configure and customize the ThinApp Package.ini parameters, see the VMware ThinApp Package.ini Parameters Reference Guide.

VMware ThinApp Documentation is available at VMware Docs.


ThinApp content is available in Japanese.

To switch to a different language, click the language icon and select your preferred language.

Support Contact Information

To receive support, access VMware Customer Connect.

Alternately, to file a Support Request in Customer Connect and via Cloud Services Portal, you can use the information presented in this KB article .

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