Symantec™ Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP7 MP1 User's Guide

Article:DOC4602  |  Created: 2011-08-08  |  Updated: 2011-08-15  |  Article URL
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Symantec Workspace Virtualization lets you virtualize applications on endpoints.


Table of Contents:

About Workspace Virtualization

Solving Problems with Workspace Virtualization

About file and registry redirection

About Virtual Software Layers

About Extensible Package Format (xpf) files

About working with virtual software packages

Virtual software package workflow

What you can virtualize using Workspace Virtualization Agent

How to prevent the loss of application data

Where you can use Virtual Software Packages

How Workspace Virtualization Agent affects security

About handling duplicate services

About multiple concurrent user support

Supported platforms for Workspace Virtualization Agent

Installing the Workspace Virtualization Agent

Installing the Workspace Virtualization Agent silently

What the Workspace Virtualization Agent installs

Uninstalling the Workspace Virtualization Agent

About troubleshooting Workspace Virtualization Agent installations

Cleaning up a failed Workspace Virtualization Agent installation

Removing WMI Provider

Uninstalling the Agent in Runtime Mode

About upgrading the Workspace Virtualization Agent

Upgrading to Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP7

Upgrading from an SVS 2.x Agent

About the creation of virtual software layers

Types of virtual software layers

Methods for capturing virtual software layers

Creating an application layer using single program capture

Creating an application layer using global capture

Adding an application to an existing layer

Creating a data layer

Creating an empty layer

Configuring a virtual software layer to start automatically

Activating a virtual software layer using a desktop shortcut

Editing the files in a virtual software layer

Editing the registry settings of a virtual software layer

Editing a data layer

Adding exclude entries to virtual software layers

Adding a layer exclude entry

Adding a global exclude entry

Adding a global user profile exclude entry

Ignoring the global exclude list for a single layer

Transferring global excludes to another computer

Adding a delete entry to a virtual software layer

About updating a virtual software layer

Updating a virtual software layer

Creating a layer patch to update a virtual software layer

Renaming a virtual software layer

About the management of virtual soft\ware layers

Actions you can perform to manage layers

Exporting a virtual software layer to an archive file

Importing a virtual software archive file

Activating and deactivating virtual software layers

Resetting application layers

Deleting virtual software layers

Testing a virtual software layer

Interoperability with antivirus scanners

Hiding the FSLRDR redirection areas

Viewing the properties of a virtual software layer

Viewing variables used in a virtual software layer

Hide a layer from other layers or from the operating system

Add a layer dependency

Enabling Deactivate When Last Process Exits

Cloning a layer

Keep all file changes in a layer

Capturing application changes

About system variables

SVSCMD command-line parameters

SVSCMD parameter flags

SVSCMD command-line examples

Virtual software layer attributes

How layer prioritization works

How to set the HKCR priority of a layer

Windows Management Interface

VirtualSoftwarePackage class

VirtualSofwareSublayer class  

OnEvent actions

About packaging Internet Explorer

System requirements

Creating an Internet Explorer virtual software layer

Downloading the Layer Definition Tool

Downloading IE Layer Deinition Files

Creating IE Virtual Software Layers

Customizing virtualized IE settings

About the Browser Selector Object

System Requirements

Installing the Browser Selector Object

What the Browser Selector Object installs

Testing the Browser Selector Object using a default site

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