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September 27, 2010

Building ThinApp applications for View 4.5

Filed under: Uncategorized — Justin Emerson @ 8:58 am

Some of you may be playing around with the new version of View’s ThinApp integration, and wondering why you run into this issue:

Streaming option is grayed out

You add your packages, but you can’t select Streaming. Why is this? The documentation tells you to add your packages into the ThinApp Repository along with the MSI installers created by ThinApp. What you need to do is in the package.ini file for your ThinApp application (and by the way make sure you’re using ThinApp 4.6) add the following line:
What this does is changes the MSI file to not store any files at all, but simply include pointers to the EXE and DAT files next to it. This has the advantage of reducing the space you need (because you aren’t storing the files twice, once on the share and once in the MSI), but also as you probably guessed from the name of the parameter, it makes Streaming work!
So rebuild your packages with MSIStreaming=1 and you should be streaming your virtual apps into virtual desktops in no time.


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