In Thinfinity VirtualUI, each application instance may run under a unique Windows User ID or under a shared one. In the first case, the application may access private folders and private registry entries but, as most applications provide their own credential system (usually based on a database), it is a common practice to run the application instance under a single shared Windows User ID. In this case, all application instances share the same user profile’s folders and the same “current user” key in the registry.
Additionally, in both cases, all users may have access to shared folders that it might be desirable to hide from them.
Thinfinity VirtualUI addresses these potential drawbacks by providing the File System and Registry Virtualization feature.
The main purposes of the Registry and File System virtualization are:
· To show only relevant folders.
· To provide private folders based on the application's credential system.
· To provide registry keys based on the application's credential system.