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Written by: jeremy.brown
1/7/2010 6:03 PM 

 How to ThinApp Office Communicator 2007

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Version 2.0.6362.129

Capture Environment:
   OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 with Update Rollup 1

   ThinApp Version 4.0.0-2200

Additional Requirements:
   Internet Explorer 6 SP1
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1E1550CB-5E5D-48F5-B02B-20B602228DE6&displaylang=en

   Windows Installer 3.1
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C&displaylang=en&displaylang=en

   DirectX 9.0c
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413
 


Step 1: Log in to capture PC as user with full administrative privileges. Install VMware ThinApp Version 4.0.0-2200 (if applicable).

 

Step 2: Install prerequisites (if applicable).
   Internet Explorer 6 SP1
   Windows Installer 3.1
   DirectX 9.0c

 

Step 3: Start VMware ThinApp Setup Capture and click “Next”.

 

Step 4: Click “Next” to perform pre-scan.

 

Step 5: Minimize VMware ThinApp Setup Capture window and install Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.

 

Step 6 (optional):
   Create “Microsoft Office” folder in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
   Move “Microsoft Office Communicator 2007” shortcut from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office
   Copy “Microsoft Office Communicator 2007” shortcut from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

 

Step 7: Restore VMware ThinApp window and click “Next” to perform post-scan.

 

Step 8: Choose options and click “Next”.

   Recommended settings:
      Entry point: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
      Primary data container: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.exe
      Inventory name: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

 

Step 9: Choose options and click “Next”.

   Recommended settings: keep defaults

 

Step 10: Choose options and click “Next”.

   Recommended settings: keep defaults

 

Step 11: Choose options and click “Next”.

   Recommended settings:
      Program location: keep default
      MSI generation: keep default
      Compression: Fast compression

 

Step 12: Click “Browse Project” to open project folder.

 

Step 13: Open “Package.ini” file and uncomment "VirtualizeExternalOutOfProcessCOM=0” (i.e. remove “;” from beginning of line).

 

Step 14: Click “Build Now” to create executable file containing the ThinApp’ed package.

 

Step 15: Click “Finish” to close VMware ThinApp Setup Capture.

 

Step 16: Copy project folder from capture PC before resetting capture environment. The project folder is located in C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware ThinApp\Captures by default.

 

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