VMware looks to ease your Windows 7 migration with ThinApp 4.5
With the release of ThinApp 4.5 the wishes of many VMware lovers have been answered. This update provides support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. With this release VMware is providing a Relink utility that will allow you to update existing packages to be able to run on Windows 7. As always VMware recommends that you capture your application on the oldest OS that you plan on using, for many with will be Windows XP.
Relink can be run against existing ThinApp packages in either .exe or .msi format and automatically upgrades them use the latest and greatest version of the ThinApp runtime and package format. Relink accepts wildcard filenames and can work in recursive mode to upgrade all packages located under some parent directory. Relink is very handy if you have packages without associated projects and you want to upgrade them to support Windows 7.
Other new features include faster installing .msi files, support for .msi files as large as 2 GB and the ability to use the system swap file to reduce disk I/O. You can read up on all the rest of the details on the ThinApp Blog.
About Brian Suhr
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design