What’s New

VMware ThinApp 2206 includes internal bug fixes and known issues.

VMware ThinApp Product Documentation

  • 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.

Resolved Issues

  • After capturing a 32-bit application, when building the project in the package.ini file, at the primary data container entry point, an incorrect entry is automatically created by ThinApp Setup Capture as %SystemSystem%CMD.exe. As a result, build.bat fails and the following error is seen: could not open %SystemSystem%CMD.exe.
  • ThinApp fails to validate the signature of the notification module, hzntaplugin.dll, which is signed by DigiCert. As a result, ThinApp launch fails with the following error: Notification module hzntaplugin.dll does not have required signature. This issue occurs because ThinApp only accepts certificates signed by Verisign.

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
  • 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.

  • 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

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

    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

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

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

    Workaround: None

  • 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

Source: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-ThinApp/2206/rn/vmware-thinapp-2206-release-notes/index.html