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Cleanup of a VSP Before Distribution

Created: 21 Mar 2007 • Updated: 29 Jul 2010 • 13 comments
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When I am deploying a NEW Virtual Software Package, and I have it where I like it there are a few steps I do to "CLEAN-IT-UP" and prepare it for Distribution as a .VSA file through Altiris.

First thing I do is RESET the layer.

Second thing I do is go to the c:\FSLDR\# and delete the folder that looks like this S-1-5-21-112987585-3770-..... As far as I can tell, that is a SID and can not be in a Clean package.

Third thing I do is go to REGEDIT
HKLM\Software\FSLDR\2\HU\S-1-5-21-112987585-3770-..... Then I delete this one too.

At this point the layer is as clean as it can be....and I have found it to be SAFE to export. Export to a TEST machine and give it a shot.

Good Luck to everyone.

Thanks - Tom Fronza

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toralf's picture

Hi Tom,

Related to this tip is the SVS Cleaner:
http://juice.altiris.com/download/815/svs-cleaner

Ciao
toralf

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databyte's picture

Does SVS-Cleaner clean out the above registry keys as well? Or should I do both (manual clean and run tool)?

Thanks.

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FrankB's picture

1st: Good article, I forget to remove the Registry Settings every time.

2nd: Do not activate the layer when you cleaned it, export immediately.

3rd: Also check if the directory's/Registry with the SID numbers do not contain settings you want to be included in the exported Layer.

Kind Regards, Starf0x

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Frank Bastiaens
Senior Technical Consultant
http://www.aimedsolutions.nl

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fvdbilt's picture

I do the same as you described.

After exporting the "clean" VSA I rename it to ZIP. In these zip files there are ACL files in the 2 layers. These ACL files can contain SIDS (S-1-5-21-112987585-3770-..... ).

I remove these SIDS as well. (I'm not sure I'm allowed to do it, but my VSA's are working fine.)

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erikw's picture

Removing the sids is a very good step.
This will make the VSA definetly independed. Some applikation are using the sid that contains wrong data from the username and/or computername that is used.

In packaging this is a necessary step.

regards
erik

Regards Erik www.DinamiQs.com Dinamiqs is the home of VirtualStorm (www.virtualstorm.org)

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Thunder-man's picture

Good Info!

Can we delete more...? (Data garbage)

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erikw's picture

We can delete much more Thunder-man, but the problem is to keep it working.

regards
erik

Regards Erik www.DinamiQs.com Dinamiqs is the home of VirtualStorm (www.virtualstorm.org)

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Thunder-man's picture

Hi Erik,

I have seen the SVS Cleaner, but I don't
know what I can delete.

My Problem is, my English is too bad.
Unfortunately, I cannot understand a lot from the forum and the SVS homepage.

Hence, I need a reliable tool.

Maybe there are sometimes German reports!

Greeting
Frank

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erikw's picture

Frank, mein deutsch ist nicht gans gut, aber ich kan probieren dich weiter zu helfen.

Du kanst mich emailen, und ich gib dich ein antword in deutsh zuruck.

Grüsse Erik
erik@svs4u.nl

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Thunder-man's picture

Vielen Dank Erik,
ich komme darauf zurück.

Greeting
Frank

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erikw's picture

Kein dank Frank.
Wir mussen uns unterein helfen.

Grüsse erik

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timonokinawa's picture

This is great info! The more I crawl through the VSAs the smaller, quicker and more reliable, across my platforms they get!

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erikw's picture

Cleaning your packages is the best way to achieve total independent applications.

regards
erik

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