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VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials by Peter Björk

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Some packaging tips

Over the years I've collected a couple of tips and tricks when performing packaging. The following is a collection of the most important and frequently used ones.

32-bit versus 64-bit

The easiest method of creating a ThinApp package is to always capture it on the same operating system as the package will be used on. But this is not always possible. There are many reasons why you would want your package to support multiple operating systems, and in those cases you must capture it on the lowest common denominator. A 32-bit application captured on a 32-bit operating system, running in a 64-bit environment, is a special kind of beast. The most common reason for trouble is the fact that the Program Files folder change names. When ...

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