Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite 6.1 SP4 Release Notes

Article:DOC2158  |  Created: 2010-05-27  |  Updated: 2011-08-01  |  Article URL
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Note: This is not the current version of Symantec Endpoint Virtualization.


Workspace Streaming build number:
Workspace Virtualization build number: 6.2.1562
Wise Virtual Composer build number:

This document contains release information and known issues for this release of Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite. The Endpoint Virtualization Suite contains the following:

  • Symantec Workspace Streaming
  • Symantec Workspace Virtualization
  • Wise Virtual Composer

Features in this Release

The following are new features in this release:

Support for Windows 7 32-bit editions – This release provides support for the latest Microsoft desktop operating system. Stream virtualized applications instead of reinstalling as you roll out Windows 7.

Wise Virtual Composer – Wise Virtual Composer is a new packaging interface designed to streamline the package creation process. Wise Virtual Composer builds on Wise installer technology to provide an integrated streaming and virtualization packaging experience. Wise Virtual Composer adds support for packaging templates to simplify rebuilding packages, and includes templates for common applications.

New XPF package format – XPF is a new package format that is optimized to both stream and virtualize applications. VSA support remains unchanged in this release so you can continue to use your existing package library until you are ready to make the change. Wise Virtual Composer provides full support for XPF and includes a command-line interface to simplify package conversion from VSA.

Virtualization Support for Internet Explorer – with this release Symantec supports Internet Explorer layers created from either 1) Symantec Services or 2) use of the Internet Explorer creation tool found on Symantec Connect. Run multiple versions of Internet Explorer side-by-side on Windows XP or run Internet Explorer 8 in a layer on Windows 7.

Streaming Server Whitelisting – Whitelisting provides increased security by strictly controlling the Streaming Servers to which an endpoint connects. Leverage your existing Internet Explorer Web content zones or use wildcards to simplify configuration.

Kerberos support for LDAP – Kerberos support provides a simplified authentication mechanism over SSL certificates when connecting to LDAP servers that require LDAP signing.

Dynamic License Management – Reclaim unused Workspace Streaming licenses as hardware is retired. You can filter endpoints based on the last connection date, and reclaim licenses as necessary.

Supported Platforms

Endpoint operating systems

32-bit editions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP1
  • Windows XP SP2 or SP3 (If using SP2, Workspace Streaming requires the filter manager rollup hotfix: SP3 is required when using a non-English language XP operating system)
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2003 SP1 or later when used as an endpoint.

Streaming Server operating systems

  • Windows 2008
  • Windows 2003 SP1 or later

Streaming databases

  • Microsoft SQl Server 2005 SP1 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3 or later
  • Oracle 10g and 11i
  • PostgreSQL when installed by Workspace Streaming

Wise Virtual Composer

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP1
  • Windows XP SP2 or SP3

System Requirements


System Processor Same as recommended by the operating system and installed applications.
System Memory Same as recommended by the operating system and installed applications.
Free Disk Space 50 MB of free disk space plus additional space as required by installed applications.

Streaming Server

System Processor Minimum 1GHz of processor capability
System Memory  2 GB memory minimum
Free Disk Space  2 GB of free disk space, plus three times space required by the applications to be uploaded on to the server

Wise Virtual Composer

System Processor Same as recommended by the operating system.
System Memory 1 GB memory minimum, additional as recommended by the applications you want to package.
Free Disk Space 30 MB of free disk space, plus three times size of the package.

User’s and Administrator’s Guide

Workspace Streaming
Workspace Virtualization
Wise Virtual Composer

Localized versions of the Workspace Virtualization help file are attached to kb#53546. A Japanese language version of the Workspace Streaming Admin Guide is attached to kb# 53547.


Streaming Installation instructions are included in the User’s and Administrator’s guides.


Workspace Streaming 53147
Workspace Virtualization 53148

Known issues in this release

The following are unresolved issues in this release. For additional information regarding an issue, click the Article ID link.

Workspace Streaming 53150
Workspace Virtualization 53149
Wise Virtual Composer 53153

Revision History

Description Date
Added download locations for localized documentation. 06/27/2010
Initial Release. 05/28/2010

Workspace Streaming SDK

Symantec Workspace Streaming SDK is made up of several web services that are accessed using simple object access protocol (SOAP). The interface is exposed through a web services description language (WSDL) document. The WSDL document provides details on the published methods and objects. Most programming languages provide support for SOAP web services, including C#, Visual Basic, C++, Java, Python, and others. Most languages provide the ability to automatically generate proxy classes using the WSDL document.

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