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How to Create Your Own Portable Apps

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Using The VMware Thinstall Suite


Required Software:
       [*] Thinstall 3.3.x [Required]  >>www.thinstall.com
       [*] VMware 6.x  [Optional] >>www.vmware.com
       [*] Windows XP/ViSTA [Required] >>www.microsoft.com
       [*] Target Application
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Getting Started:

     So the basic concept behind Thinstall is used to visualize just the application, and contain it in a single '.exe' that can be run from anywhere, even a USB flash drive, or mapped network drive, follow this link for a Full Demo  For the best results you will want to use a fresh install of Windows, that is why you'll want to grab VMware, this way we can use a VM to make the applications without reformatting our own computer.  This process can be done with almost any program, even Office 2007 or CS3 Apps. 

For more details on ThinstallVS go Here

.:Ten Se7en Easy Steps to Create a Portable App:.


-Host Computer-
[step 1] - Install VMware
[step 2] - Create a VM with a default install of Windows XP/Vista
                       
-Inside the VM-
[step 3] - Install the Thinstall Suite software
[step 4] - Run 'Setup Capture', and preform a 'Pre Scan'
[step 5] - Install the Target Application
[step 6] - Run a 'Post Scan' and select the main target.exe for an entry point, save the results
[step 7] - Run the Auto-Builder.bat (see below), final .exe will be placed on the desktop

[Done] - Run the application on any Windows XP / ViSTA box (even 64-bit)!

Auto Builder:
        I wrote this quick .bat to do all the build work for you. Just place this on your desktop and run it after the Post Scan.

:0
@echo off
cls
title ThinstallVS Auto Builder - v1.0
cd 
:: ================================================================================
==================
IF NOT EXIST "C:\Program Files\Thinstall Virtualization Suite" goto error1
IF NOT EXIST "C:\Program Files\Thinstall Virtualization Suite\Captures" goto error1
:: ================================================================================
==================
:main
cd "C:Program Files\Thinstall Virtualization Suite\Captures"
echo.
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echo                   º  SableFoXx's Thinstall Auto Builder  º
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echo.
echo    Current Captures
echo ----------------------
dir
set /p app= Enter App To Build: 
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Thinstall Virtualization Suite\Captures\%app%" goto build
IF NOT EXIST "C:\Program Files\Thinstall Virtualization Suite\Captures\%app%" goto error2

:build
@echo on
cd %app%
msg * "Building App, Plz Wait"
call build.bat
cd bin
copy /y "*.exe" "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Desktop"
msg * "Final Build Placed on Desktop"
exit

:error1
msg * "Thinstall-VS is NOT installed, or There are No Captures"
exit

:error2
cls
echo ^>^>DIR NOT FOUND^<^<
goto main



   
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          [Winners Don't Do Warez]

You actually paid the 5000 Ameros for thinstall ?

Pricing in North America starts at $4,995 for Thinstall Virtualization Suite and a ditribution fee applies

Maybe he did. Who are you to ask a question like that?

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          [Winners Don't Do Warez]

You actually paid the 5000 Ameros for thinstall ?

Pricing in North America starts at $4,995 for Thinstall Virtualization Suite and a ditribution fee applies

Maybe he did. Who are you to ask a question like that?

Some one who is clever enough to do so.

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          [Winners Don't Do Warez]

You actually paid the 5000 Ameros for thinstall ?

Pricing in North America starts at $4,995 for Thinstall Virtualization Suite and a ditribution fee applies

I personally don have it ;) i just compiled other primary sources into this simple guide for any of the sysadmins out there who are interested in using this for their company.

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I always wanted to switch to Linux (especially scine Ubuntu 8.04 came out, looks sweeeet^^), but as I do a lot of video editing and recently bought the Adobe production bundle, I can't live without those apps and they don't normaly run on Linux.

However, I've heard of an app called Wine that lets you run windows programs under linux. Now, programs like the ones of adobe surely have some kind of protection in them, but with thinstall, is to create a single .exe that can be run from everywhere. Do you think it would run well under wine?

Wine, as far as I know, doesn't virtualize or emulate the app like VMWare does, so theres almost no difference in speed compared to a windows box. Am I right here?

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I have not tested a Thinstall app in linux w/wine, but i will look into it and get back to you with the results.

Yes, wine does not emulate windows in any way.

(Wine Is Not an Emulator)

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