Updating a virtual software layer

Article:HOWTO50189  |  Created: 2011-04-18  |  Updated: 2011-09-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO50189
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Updating a virtual software layer

After you create a virtual software layer, you can update the layer with an update or patch. For example, if you have a layer for Microsoft Office, you can update it when an update or patch is released for Office.

See About updating a virtual software layer

You can also use this option to update a layer to add an application to an existing layer.

See Adding an application to an existing layer

After you update a layer, export the layer to create a new layer archive file.

See Exporting a virtual software layer to an archive file

To update a virtual software layer

  1. Start the SWV Admin tool.

  2. In the SWV Admin tool, on the File menu, click Update Existing Layer.

  3. On the first dialog box, select the layer and click Next.

  4. On the second dialog box, do the following:

    • Click Single program capture.

      Use global capture only if you cannot properly capture the update with single program capture. With global capture, you must manually run the update.

    • Click Browse and select the update file.

    • Click Next.

  5. Click Finish.

    A rotating icon appears in the system tray.

  6. To capture the installation, work through the installation dialog boxes to complete the capture.

    You must exit all processes that the installation starts (for example, a system tray application) before the capture process is complete.

See Creating a layer patch to update a virtual software layer

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