your home for end-user virtualization!

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7

Creating a ThinApp package of the vSphere client is much like creating other ThinApp packages. Lets start by starting the ThinApp Setup Capture client and taking a pre-scan of the target system.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 1

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 1

In this case, we will not be using any advanced scan locations.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 2

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 2

Click next to kick of the scan

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 3

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 3

Once the pre-scan is complete, we’ll go ahead and install the vCenter client.

Double-click the installer

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 4

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 4

Select your language and click ok

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 5

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 5

Watch for any errors during the installation by watching the progress bar.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 6

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 6

Click next to continue on with the installation

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 7

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 7

Click Next to accept the patent infringement and EULA… who reads those anyway :)

Click Next unless you want to change the default installation directory

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 8

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 8

Then click install to kick off the installation.

Should your computer need .Net or any other pre-requisites, they will also be included in this package. It’s best practice to try and include these package pre-requisites into the existing desktop image, thus reducing your ThinApp package size.

Click Finish to complete the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client installation.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 9

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 9

Next, click post-scan to continue with the ThinApp packager.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 10

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 10

This post-scan make take some time, especially if you needed to install pre-requisites.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 11

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 11

In this case, we only need the entry point to the vSphere Client, so thats all we will select, we then click Next.

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 12

How to ThinApp the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Client for Windows 7 Step 12

Use the defaults for each of the following screens, and then build the package.

The following two tabs change content below.

Eric Sarakaitis

Virtualization Engineer at CBTS
I'm Eric, I love to cook, sing, garden and enjoy cold beverages!

Latest posts by Eric Sarakaitis (see all)

Tags: ,

  • http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp Dean Flaming

    Just out of curiosity, did you happen to test the MKS controls within the ThinApp’ed version? I’m curious if those worked without package modifications. :-)

    In the past, in order to get MKS controls to work from within the ThinApp package, I have always had to add the %TEMP% folder with WRITECOPY isolation to the project prior to build.
    https://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2008/11/step-by-step-on.html

    As I’ve not tested the 5.1 client yet, did you see if that was still the case?

    • http://www.vmwareadmins.com Eric Sarakaitis

      I did not test those yet. I will have to.

      I did package 5.1 so hopefully it will work when I test.

      • http://www.vmwareadmins.com Eric Sarakaitis

        So the console opens, but no display, I’ll try your workaround

        • Sandra

          Did you find a solution here? I have the same error. When i open the console it says “Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to Server”. I have Windows 8 x32Bit.

Follow Me!

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On Linkedin

Categories

Search VMwareAdmins

%d bloggers like this: