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VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials by Peter Björk

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Using thinreg.exe to register your applications

thinreg.exe is the tool used to register a package in order to give it the look and feel of a locally-installed application. Registering a package will register file types, protocols, and object types, create shortcuts and add the package to Add or Remove Programs. You can run any application packaged using ThinApp by simply clicking on an entry point, but running the application will not register the application.

Using thinreg.exe to register your applications

Running Excel packaged with ThinApp does not register the .xls file type. The operating system does not know how to handle the Excel file.

When the user double-clicks on the Book1.xls

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