Activating a virtual software layer using a desktop shortcut

Article:HOWTO50201  |  Created: 2011-04-18  |  Updated: 2011-09-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO50201
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Activating a virtual software layer using a desktop shortcut

Layer activation using a shortcut is enabled by setting the layer to be partially activated. After a layer is partially activated shortcut icons and file associations are displayed as if the layer is activated. When a shortcut or a file association starts the application, the layer is fully activated. This feature is useful in environments where you want a large number of applications active when the computer starts.

Partially activating a layer can be done using SVSCMD. Deactivating and reactivating a partially activated layer fully activates it.

Partial activation does not work with virtualized applications that contain advertised shortcuts.

See SVSCMD command-line parameters .

To activate a virtual software layer using a desktop shortcut

  1. At the command line, enter svscmd <layerGUID/layerName> partialactivate -y.

  2. At the command line, enter svscmd <layerGUID/LayerName> Auto[Activate] -y to enable Activate on system startup.

  3. When the computer restarts the layer is partially activated and can be activated using a desktop shortcut.

To disable partial activation for a layer

  • At the command line, enter svscmd <layerGUID/layerName> partialactivate -n.

See Actions you can perform to manage layers


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