Actions you can perform to manage layers

Article:HOWTO50166  |  Created: 2011-04-18  |  Updated: 2011-09-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO50166
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Actions you can perform to manage layers

The following table indicates the actions that you can perform on a layer.

Table: Actions to manage layers

Action

Description

Activate

Activates a layer that was imported on a computer. When a layer is activated, its contents become visible. An activated layer is fully functional. Activation is almost instantaneous.

See Activating and deactivating virtual software layers.

Deactivate

Deactivates a layer that was imported on a computer. When a layer is deactivated, it is hidden from the user but is still on the computer. Deactivation is almost instantaneous. If a process is running in a layer, this action can only deactivate the layer if it includes the Force parameter. A layer cannot be deactivated if it contains a process running for another user, even by using the Force parameter. An administrator must end the process and then deactivate the layer.

See Activating and deactivating virtual software layers.

See SVSCMD command-line parameters .

Delete

Deletes a layer from a computer.

See Deleting virtual software layers.

Export

Exports a virtual software layer to create a portable archive file in Extensible Package Format (xpf).

See Exporting a virtual software layer to an archive file.

Import

Imports a virtual software layer in xpf or vsa format into the Workspace Virtualization redirection areas on a computer. The imported layer appears in the SWV Admin tool, if it is installed.

See Importing a virtual software archive file.

Reset

Resets an application layer to its original imported state. Any data in the writeable sublayer is deleted, including user profiles that were added or changed. Data layers cannot be reset. You can use the new reset point operation to create a new reset point.

See Resetting application layers.


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