Symantec™ Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP7 MP2 User's Guide

Article:DOC4906  |  Created: 2011-11-18  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  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 MP2
Upgrading from a previous SVS/SWV 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
OnEvent action entry pairs that are not supported at the layer level
About packaging Internet Explorer
System requirements for virtualizing IE6
Creating an Internet Explorer virtual software layer
Downloading the Layer Definition Tool
Downloading IE Layer Definition Files
Creating IE Virtual Software Layers
Customizing virtualized IE settings
About the Browser Selector Object
System Requirements for the Browser Selector Object
Installing the Browser Selector Object
What the Browser Selector Object installs
Testing the Browser Selector Object using a default site
Opening a Web site in a specific version of Internet Explorer
Deleting a Browser Selector Object temporarily
Disabling the Browser Selector Object temporarily
Logging the URLs that are used on a Web site
Using a JVM from a layer on a Web site

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