Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite 6.1 SP6 MP1 release notes

Article:DOC3208  |  Created: 2010-10-05  |  Updated: 2011-08-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3208
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Note: This is not the current version of Symantec Endpoint Virtualization.

Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite 6.1 SP6 MP1 HF1 is now available: http://symantec.com/docs/DOC3478

Workspace Streaming build number: 6.3.1.53
Workspace Virtualization build number: 6.3.2059
Wise Virtual Composer build number: 6.3.1.53

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

 

Download Location

This release is available on the Support FTP site:

ftp://exftpp.symantec.com
UID: sevrelease
PWD: S!m4NT3c
 

Filenames are:
SWS_6_1_SP6_MP1_6.3.1.53.zip (Contains Workspace Streaming, Workspace Virtualization, and Wise Virtual Composer)
SWV_6_1_SP6_MP1_6.3.2059.zip (Contains only Workspace Virtualization)

 

Features in this Release

The following are new features in this release:

64-bit endpoint support – 64-bit Agents are now provided for several 64-bit endpoint operating systems, including Windows 7.

Office 2010 – You can now package, stream, and virtualize Office 2010. See http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3277

Automatic application streaming by file association – Provisioned applications are streamed automatically when associated files are opened on the system. For example, Adobe Reader can be streamed automatically the first time a PDF file is opened.

Streaming Dependent packages automatically – You can indicate that a package has a dependency on an application in another package. When the package that contains the dependency is streamed, the package on which it depends is streamed automatically.

Browser Selector Object – The Endpoint Virtualization Suite added support for running virtualized Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 7 in 6.1 SP4. The Browser Selection Tool available in this release expands this functionality by providing the capability to load specific Web sites using a specific version of an Internet Explorer browser. See http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3138

 

Fixes in 6.1 SP6 MP1

The following table contains the fixes that are included in MP1.

Fixed an issue that caused local printers to become unavailble on Windows 7 after Workspace Virtualization is installed.
Fixed an issue that prevented XPFs from being imported in some circumstances after upgrading from 6.1 SP4.
Fixed an issue that caused Office 2010 to fail with a licensing error after the layer is activated and deactivated on Windows 7.
Fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Sysprep from completing successfully.
Fixed an issue that prevented user registry hives from being unloaded.
Fixed an issue that caused layers that contain .NET to ignore isolation flags.
Fixed an issue that prevented .NET from exporting correctly from SWV Admin.
Fixed additional issues to improve Workspace Virtualization stability on multi-processor systems.

 

Supported Platforms

Endpoint operating systems

64-bit editions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 when used as an endpoint

32-bit editions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista, SP1 or SP2
  • Windows XP SP2 or SP3 (If using SP2, Workspace Streaming requires the filter manager rollup hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914882. SP3 is required when using a non-English language XP operating system)
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 when used as an endpoint
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later and 2003 R2 when used as an endpoint

Streaming Server operating systems

32- and 64-bit editions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2008 Server , Windows 2008 Server R2
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1 or later, Windows 2003 Server R2

Streaming databases

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4 or later
  • Oracle 10g and 11i
  • PostgreSQL when installed by Workspace Streaming

Wise Virtual Composer

64-bit editions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP2 or later

32-bit editions of the following operating systems:

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

 

System Requirements

Endpoints

System Processor Same as recommended by the operating system and installed applications.
Sytem 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 1 GHz of processor capability
Sytem 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.
Sytem 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 Guides

Workspace Streaming

Attached to this article (see below)

Workspace Virtualization

Attached to this article (see below)

Wise Virtual Composer

Attached to this article (see below)

 

Installation

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

 

Known issues in this release

The following table contains links to articles that contain the unresolved issues in this release.

Workspace Streaming DOC2968
Workspace Virtualization DOC2670
Wise Virtual Composer DOC2969

 

Upgrade

The following articles contain instructions to upgrade to this version:

Workspace Streaming DOC2971
Workspace Virtualization DOC2972
Wise Virtual Composer To upgrade Wise Virtual Composer, first uninstall the previous version and then install the new version. Any changes you've made to the installation folder (C:\Program Files\Symantec\Wise Virtual Composer) should be backed up. This includes changes to the packager.ini file, sample scripts, and default templates. After the new version is installed you can copy these files back to the installation folder.

 

Revision History

Oct 25 2010 MP1 release

 

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