VMware ThinApp | 13 July 2021 | Build 18278582

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What is in the Release Notes

VMware ThinApp 5.2.10 is a maintenance release. This release note covers the following topics:

What's New

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10, version 21H1
  • Security Updates

VMware ThinApp Product Documentation

Resolved Issues

  • Certain applications virtualized with ThinApp fail with an access violation error on Windows Server 2019 which has RDS enabled. This issue is resolved by adding the EnableExternalHookInterception=1 parameter to Package.ini and rebuilding the package with ThinApp 5.2.10.

  • If a directory with trailing spaces is created by any application, ThinApp is unable to virtualize the application and capture fails with the following error displayed on SetupCapture:
    unable to create file "\\?\C:\Program Files\VMWare\Vmware Thinapp\Captures\FileName

  • On virtual Internet Explorer, the input language cannot be changed to Japanese. As a result, Japanese characters cannot be used on the address bar of the browser. This issue is resolved by adding AddIMESupport=1 in the package.ini file and rebuilding the package with ThinApp 5.2.10.

  • Changed zoom settings on virtual Internet Explorer 8 are not retained across new tabs or in a new window. As a result, the user must manually change these settings in each tab or window or view the default settings.

Known Issues

  • Virtual IE11 fails during shutdown after IE11 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Internet Explorer 11 does not start on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

    Workaround: None.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Not able to start Google Chrome from a network share.

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

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

    Workaround: None
     

  • 32-bit Internet Explorer 10 does not work on Windows 8.1; both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

    Workaround: None.

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

    Workaround: None.

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

    • Simplified Chinese
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Korean

    Workaround: None.

  • ThinApp does not support any 16-bit applications on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 machines.

    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.

  • Visual Studio 2010 displays the following error message:
    Invalid license data. Reinstall is required on launch.

    Workaround: None

  • Unable to open web pages by using Internet Explorer 8 or later on Windows 10.

    Workaround: For information about the workaround, see the knowledge base article 2137873.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Workaround: None

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

    Workaround: None

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