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Steps to create and build a VMware ThinApp 4.7 package with Reflection Desktop:

1. Install a clean copy of Microsoft Windows 7 with all the latest service packs and security updates.

2. Update to the latest Microsoft .NET framework. The .NET interface comes already installed with the Windows 7 Operating System but see Installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework in Virtual Application Environments for Reflection Desktop for details on recommendations for the Microsoft .NET installations and updates for virtual environment.

3. Install the VMware ThinApp Packager (Setup Capture Wizard).

4. In the ThinApp Setup Capture Wizard, run a pre-scan to capture the baseline PC image.

5. When the pre-scan is complete, install the Reflection Desktop software with the settings desired. It is recommended that this installation be run from an Administrative Install Point which was created for Reflection. For details of this process, refer to the Installation and Deployment Guide for Reflection Desktop as a resource, which is available from https://www.attachmate.com/documentation/reflection-desktop-v16-1-sp1/deployment-guide/data/bookinfo.htm.

6. When the installation is complete, run the Reflection Workspace and create the Host session types needed (IBM, VT, 5250, etc.), and save them. This is an important step to follow to make sure that Reflection and other files needed for deployment are created and saved in the ThinApp Build. Failure to run the Reflection Desktop software will result in missing files and potential error messages as the Reflection Workspace is launched on the client PC.

7. In the Reflection Workspace settings, either

Turn off Trusted Locations.

-or-

Set Trusted Locations:

Add the folder “C:Program FilesVMwareVMware ThinAppCapturesMicro Focus Reflection Desktop %Personal%Micro FocusReflection”

so that the Reflection Host sessions can load later in the virtual ThinApp environment for other users.

8. Unload and close the Reflection Workspace.

9. In the ThinApp Setup Capture Wizard, run the post-scan to capture the updated PC image as it exists after Reflection is installed and run.

10. When the post-scan is complete, select all the *.exe files as Default Entry Points.

Click the “Select All” button.

11. When prompted for access restrictions, allow Access to Everyone.

12. On the Isolation Mode screen, accept the default, the “Merge Isolation Mode” setting.

13. Accept the defaults for the options presented by the Setup Capture Wizard:

Sandbox location – default

Inventory Name – default

Primary data container – default

14. Save the ThinApp capture by clicking Save.

15. Finalize the package by selecting the Build process.

16. When the build is complete, exit the ThinApp Setup Capture Wizard.

There are many other options that can be used when you create a ThinApp package, such as building a final executable and signing the file. It is recommended that these additional steps be performed after the Reflection package is created, tested, and ready to be finalized. This will make troubleshooting problems much easier.

17. Test the package by using Windows Explorer to find and launch a Host session created in step 6 above.

The Host sessions are located in a folder with a name such as:

C:Program FilesVMwareVMware ThinAppCapturesMicro Focus Reflection Desktop %Personal%Micro FocusReflection.

Or browse to the C:Program FilesVMwareVMware ThinAppCapturesMicro Focus Reflection Desktopbin folder and run the “Reflection Workspace” to create a new session.

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Steps to create and build a VMware ThinApp 4.7 package with Reflection Desktop:

1. Install a clean copy of Microsoft Windows 7 with all the latest service packs and security updates.

2. Update to the latest Microsoft .NET framework. The .NET interface comes already installed with the Windows 7 Operating System but see Installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework in Virtual Application Environments for Reflection Desktop for details on recommendations for the Microsoft .NET installations and updates for virtual environment.

3. Install the VMware ThinApp Packager (Setup Capture Wizard).

4. In the ThinApp Setup Capture Wizard, run a pre-scan to capture the baseline PC image.

5. When the pre-scan is complete, install the Reflection Desktop software with the settings desired. It is recommended that this installation be run from an Administrative Install Point which was created for Reflection. For details of this process, refer to the Installation and Deployment Guide for Reflection Desktop as a resource, which is available from https://www.attachmate.com/documentation/reflection-desktop-v16-1-sp1/deployment-guide/data/bookinfo.htm.

6. When the installation is complete, run the Reflection Workspace and create the Host session types needed (IBM, VT, 5250, etc.), and save them. This is an important step to follow to make sure that Reflection and other files needed for deployment are created and saved in the ThinApp Build. Failure to run the Reflection Desktop software will result in missing files and potential error messages as the Reflection Workspace is launched on the client PC.

7. In the Reflection Workspace settings, either

Turn off Trusted Locations.

-or-

Set Trusted Locations:

Add the folder “C:Program FilesVMwareVMware ThinAppCapturesMicro Focus Reflection Desktop %Personal%Micro FocusReflection”

so that the Reflection Host sessions can load later in the virtual ThinApp environment for other users.

8. Unload and close the Reflection Workspace.

9. In the ThinApp Setup Capture Wizard, run the post-scan to capture the updated PC image as it exists after Reflection is installed and run.

10. When the post-scan is complete, select all the *.exe files as Default Entry Points.

Click the “Select All” button.

11. When prompted for access restrictions, allow Access to Everyone.

12. On the Isolation Mode screen, accept the default, the “Merge Isolation Mode” setting.

13. Accept the defaults for the options presented by the Setup Capture Wizard:

Sandbox location – default

Inventory Name – default

Primary data container – default

14. Save the ThinApp capture by clicking Save.

15. Finalize the package by selecting the Build process.

16. When the build is complete, exit the ThinApp Setup Capture Wizard.

There are many other options that can be used when you create a ThinApp package, such as building a final executable and signing the file. It is recommended that these additional steps be performed after the Reflection package is created, tested, and ready to be finalized. This will make troubleshooting problems much easier.

17. Test the package by using Windows Explorer to find and launch a Host session created in step 6 above.

The Host sessions are located in a folder with a name such as:

C:Program FilesVMwareVMware ThinAppCapturesMicro Focus Reflection Desktop %Personal%Micro FocusReflection.

Or browse to the C:Program FilesVMwareVMware ThinAppCapturesMicro Focus Reflection Desktopbin folder and run the “Reflection Workspace” to create a new session.

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