Multiple versions of the same application activated in SVS but only one will launch

Article:HOWTO4425  |  Created: 2005-09-21  |  Updated: 2006-10-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO4425
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How To



Problem
When running multiple versions of a product from layers, only one version is accessible.

Environment
Software Virtualization Solution (SVS)

Cause
When a file with the same name and in the same directory exists in multiple layers, only one copy of the file will be visible to the user and the system. This will be the copy contained in the layer with the highest priority or, if the priority is the same, is usually the first layer to be activated.

Resolution
There are three workarounds:

  1. Create layers for similar products installed into version specific directories, instead of the same directory.
  2. Create and include a bootstrap .EXE.
  3. Use shell applications using SVSCmd via CMD.exe or WSH.Shell.

Legacy ID



2514


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO4425


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