I would like (as many others out there) to have the Altiris Software Virtualization Solution Admin on a USB stick.
I have recently seen the solution posted by "erikw" (SVS4USB Admin) and it is great, but you must have a USB stick that is U3 enabled.
With the software called Ceedo (www.ceedo.com) you can install applications on EVERY USB stick (and I suppose also on USB external hard disks) not only those that are U3 enabled!
I tried Ceedo with Altiris and it works.... But not completely.
So, if there is someone out there interested in it, now I will explain how to install Altiris in a USB stick with Ceedo hoping that someone will help me get it fully working.
These are the steps to install SVS Admin on a USB stick:
- Install Ceedo www.ceedo.com with the add-on called Argo. Argo is used to install software on the USB with Ceedo.
- With Argo, create a shortcut to cmd.exe (C:\windows\system32). Now you have a cmd icon in the Ceedo ambient
- Run cmd.exe from the Ceedo
- Install SVS from the prompt with:
msiexec.exe /qn /i c:\Software_Virtualization_Agent.msi PRODUCT_KEY="your product key" INSTALL_ADMIN=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress
(Don't install SVS with Argo, it doesn't work)
- Wait wait wait...
Ok! Now you have SVS on the USB stick:
Now here is the problem:
-You can import VSA files or delete them but: you can't activate them on a PC without SVS installed on it.
If Altiris is installed, you can activate the SVA normally.
I suppose this is due to the fact that the Altiris services aren't loaded from the USB stick. Except for this, it works.