You’ve ThinApp’ed IE8 or later in Win10 – only thing is it’s not opening web pages :(

Be useful piece of “functionality” right? To fix: If you are using 32-bit Internet Explorer, copy shell32.dll and shlwapi.dll from the capture machine to the %SystemSystem% folder in the Internet Explorer project. If you are using 64-bit Internet Explorer, copy shell32.dll and shlwapi.dll from the capture machine to the %SystemSystem(x64)%folder in the Internet Explorer project. In Package.ini, add LoadShellOnlyForWin10Higher=1. Build the project. More info: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2137873 Took me ages […]

Some VMware ThinApp troubleshooting tips

Just some i’ve found useful when troubleshooting ThinApp packages i’ve put together. Launch from the command prompt your application. Is a good determiner of whether you have an entry point issue or not eg i) Run cmd.exe ii) go to folder for application eg c:\program files (x86)\winzip iii) launch winzip.exe – if the app launches […]

Field tip: Integrating ThinApp with Xenapp? watch where you store your app

Environment. ThinApp 3.x being used to virtualize Internet Explorer 6 Xenapp 6.5 HRP05 Citrix Profile Management 5.2 After virtualization published as a citrix published application, on launch it would appear to launch all the way – run through pieces licensing/policies etc but disappear – in fact the session would appear on the Citrix farm but […]

Virtualizing IE6 (working within W2k12 r2) the ThinApp way – helping me remove my legacy citrix farms :)

As per http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=1026565 Worked a charm. Interesting to utilize VMware technology to help reduce my citrix legacy farm footprint. Of course unsupported to run IE6 in Windows 2012 r2/Windows 2008 r2 but fancy its as “much as muchness” given its age. Plugin’s (java,Active X) all performing as should crucially