Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

Virtual Applications (Thin Apps)


ITS offers application virtualization to campus using the ThinApp product from VMware. This product allows applications to be captured and run from either a local machine or a network share without having to install them on the operating system, providing many advantages.


  • Ease of updating
  • Ability to run multiple versions of the same application
  • Removes some operating system dependencies
  • Ability to run application from central repository


  • ISU Net-ID
  • Fund Account Number (OrgFiles/ResearchFiles only)


Service Cost /Unit
ThinApp license $27 /endpoint

* Additional options available upon request for large implementations.