VMware ThinApp | 12 January 2021 | Build 17340778

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What is in the Release Notes

VMware ThinApp 5.2.9 is a maintenance release. This release note covers the following topics:

What's New

Support for Microsoft Windows 10, version 20H2.

VMware ThinApp Product Documentation

Resolved Issues

  • In Windows 8.1 and later, virtualized applications fail to display certain GUI components. The applications might report an access violation exception in the event log, but fail to display the corresponding UI dialog box.

    Following is the sample of an access violation exception in the event log:

    Faulting application name: SampleExeName, version: x.x.x.x, time stamp: 0xxxxxxxxx
    Faulting module name: COMCTL32.dll, version: 5.xx.xxxxx.xxxx, time stamp: 0xxxxxxxxx
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
  • When the Firefox user profile setting security.sandbox.content.level is set to level 1, the Firefox package is unresponsive. As a result, the Firefox application fails.

  • ThinApp applications fail to launch on Windows 10 2004 64-bit systems, which have Microsoft Security Patch KB4592438 installed.

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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: Apply the workaround in KB article 2091911.

  • 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. 
    For more information, see KB article 2091953.

    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:

  • 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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