ThinApp – How to virtualise the vSphere Client (4.1u1)

15th June 2011 0 By Simon

As promised yesterday here is a quick tutorial showing how to ThinApp the vSphere client, so as to reduce the package size as much as possible the work was carried out on a fully patched Windows XP SP3 machine with the J# redist installed as well.

The entire process from start to finish took about 30 minutes so I have edited the video to cut out long and boring installation routines.

A couple of things to note is that I never managed to get my client down to the same size that VMware have but to my defence this is my first attempt at using ThinApp but I did get it down to a respectable 133mb and also that this is my first attempt at video creation, also this video doesn’t contain any sound but future releases will do.

One thing missing from the video is that testing of the client was carried out on a Windows 7 virtual machine, this machine had no additional software installed on it (unlike the XP machine that had the J# redist).

If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

ThinApp’d vSphere Client 4.1u1 from on Vimeo.