Opening a Web site in a specific version of Internet Explorer

Article:HOWTO50212  |  Created: 2011-04-18  |  Updated: 2011-09-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO50212
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Opening a Web site in a specific version of Internet Explorer

Each Web site that you want to open using the Browser Selector Object must have a Web site configuration. The Browser Selector Object provides a graphical tool to help you add Web site configurations.

To add a Web site configuration

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Symantec > Browser Selector Management Tool > ManageSWVBSO to open the ManageSWVBSO interface.

  2. Type the Web site name in the Name field and then update additional fields as required.

    See Table: Browser Selector Object Web site configuration options.

  3. Click Add New when you are finished.

  4. Click Submit to save your changes.

  5. Verify that the Internet Explorer Launcher status is RUNNING before opening the site.

Table: Browser Selector Object Web site configuration options

Option

Description

Name

Name of the Web site. This value identifies the configuration and does not affect the behavior of the Browser Selector Object.

IE Browser Location

Determines the browser that you want to use to load any Web sites with a URL that matches the filtered URL.

Entries for the base version of Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer 6 are provided with the default installation path. If you have installed to a non-default path update the location.

Filtered URL

When this URL is matched the Browser Selector Object redirects the Web site to a specific browser according to the defined rules.

This URL can be a plain string or a regular expression. In most circumstances you can provide a plain string that contains the root URL. If this string occurs anywhere in the URL the URL is matched.

If the string must occur in a specific pattern or if you want to match multiple values you can use a regular expression.

The first URL in this list that matches is used. Use the arrows to list URLs from most restrictive to least restrictive to prevent unwanted matches.

Override User URL

This option lets you replace the filtered URL value before the Web site loads. For example, if your users access a Web application at webapp.com, you can redirect the browser to legacywebapp.com after the URL is entered.

You can also use this feature to set up redirection keywords. For example, if you define phonebook as the filtered URL and 192.168.1.10 as the override URL, the site that is provided in the Override User URL field loads.

Run IE From Layer

Causes the browser that is defined in the IE Browser Location path to be launched from a specific Virtual Software Layer on the system.

If a JVM or other plug-ins are available in the layer, they are used before the version that is located on the base computer.

Associated URLs

This option lets you define additional URLs that are associated with the Web site. If a Web site uses additional domains or retrieves content from other servers you should add them to the Associated URLs list.

Only URLs that match the associated URLs are opened in the redirected browser. All other URLs are opened in the default browser.

Persist

Causes all links that are accessed and URLs that are typed to continue to load in the redirected browser. If this option is not selected, URLs that are not part of the filtered URL or associated URLs list open in the default browser.

For example, if this option is not selected, a user opens a site that matches a filtered URL. The rules you defined indicate that the Browser Selector Object should use a virtualized version of Internet Explorer 6 for this site. After the user browses this Web site, the user then enters google.com or another URL that is not part of the Associated URLs list. The default browser (Internet Explorer 8) is used to open the URL.

With this option selected, the URLs accessed by the redirected browser continue to load in the redirected browser. They do not open in the default browser.

Log Access Points

This option generates a log file that contains the URLs that are accessed after the Browser Selector Object redirects a Web site. This log helps you determine which URLs you should add to the Associated URLs list.

See Logging the URLs that are used on a Web site.

Identify Filtered URLs in Browser Window Title

Causes "Virtualized by Symantec" to appear in the title of all browser sessions that the Browser Selector Object launches. This option can be useful from a support standpoint to determine if the Web site is redirected.

XML File Location

Location of the Browser Selector Object configuration file. This value is stored in the Windows registry at the following location:

HKLM\Software\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\SWVBSO\XMLFile

XML Remote File Location

Copies the files from web address specified to the location specified by XML File Location.

This value is stored in the Windows registry at the following location:

HKLM\Software\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\SWVBSO\HTTPXMLFile

Base Internet Explorer Path

Contains the path to the base version of IE. If you have installed to a non-default path update the location.

Internet Explorer Launcher is -

Displays the status of the Internet Explorer Launcher. This option must be RUNNING to use SWVBSO.

Show Redirect Message

(Global) Displays a message to the user when browser redirection occurs. When this option is enabled, a window appears during redirection that reads "Your browser is being redirected". The Window disappears after the new browser loads. This option is enabled by default and applies to all configurations.

Attempt to dynamically generate Associated URLs

Attempts to determine if URLs that are accessed immediately after a site is redirected should be considered as Associated URLs. For example, many sites load content from advertisement providers and sub domains. This feature attempts to avoid redirecting these URLs since they are typically delivering content for the site that was redirected. This option has no affect if Persist is selected since subsequent URLs are displayed in the redirected browser.

See Deleting a Browser Selector Object Web site configuration

See Disabling the Browser Selector Object temporarily

See Logging the URLs that are used on a Web site

See Using a JVM from a layer on a Web site


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