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ThinApp. Is there any way to hide apps that are not permitted in the start menu?

Posted on 2012-03-18
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Hi,

Have been testing VMware ThinApp 4.6 and would like to know if there is any way to hide an application that is not permitted so it does not show in the start menu? At the moment the application appears in start menu and if the user is not in the permitted group they get an "Access Denied" message.

Thanks in advance for your response.
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By use of the THINREG.EXE utility and the PermittedGroups value within the PACKAGE.INI, you can have ThinApp packaged apps appear to the users who are members of the specified A.D. group(s).  Likewise, if users are not members of the group, THINREG will not assign the ThinApp packaged app and for those users who are removed from the A.D. Groups, the ThinApp packaged apps will be removed/unregistered from the user/system.

How the applications appear to the user (if they are a member an A.D. Group assigned the ThinApp packaged app) will depend upon your configuration of the ThinApp packaged app (icons, shortcuts, object registration, file associations, etc.) - all of which are configuration options within the ThinApp project for the individual packages.

See VMware's ThinApp blogs (http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp) for some video examples and VMware's ThinApp online documentation (http://bit.ly/thinapppubs) for additional info on how to make this work.

Additionally, you may wish to review VMware's free ThinApp Bootcamp (http://vmware.com/go/thinappbootcamp) for additional topics and training.
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Thanks very much for the information. that is a great help. I'll go through the information provide and should be able to get this resolved with much trouble.
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