Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Layer Definition File
The Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Layer Definition File (LDF) provides a mechanism for customers of Symantec Workspace Virtualization to create the Virtual Application Layer and package without the need to capture the installation.
- Symantec Workspace Virtualization v6.1 SP1 or greater
- Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool. Download.
The steps for creating the IE8 for Windows XP are very straight-forward.
1. Extract the download that accompanies this article to your desktop (ie8-winxp-x.x.x.x.zip - where -x.x.x.x is the LDF version).
2. Double-Click the .EXE (ie8-winxp-x.x.x.x.EXE is a self-extracting zip). This will invoke swvldf.exe (Layer Definition Tool) with the proper parameters to create the IE8 on Windows XP layer.
NOTE: As a safety precaution, right click the extracted .exe file, select properties and check the "Digital Signatures" tab and ensure that "Symantec Corporation" appears in the Signature List. If the .EXE is not digitially signed with the Symantec Certificate do not run the executable on your system.
Supported Side-By-Side Configurations
Internet Explorer 8 Virtualized will function "Side-By-Side" with any one of the following versions of IE installed to the base (i.e. installed natively and not virtualized).
|Internet Explorer 6||X|
|Internet Explorer 7||X|
|Internet Explorer 8||X|
Note: Internet Explorer 8 includes an IE 7 compatibility mode that provides IE7 compatibility. See the http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956197">Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information.
Information about the support status of the IE8 layer created by this tool can be found here .
Please note that the IE8 layer created by this tool is only supported if the LDF and the Virtual Application Layer are not altered in any way.
Documentation on the SWV Layer Definition Tool can be found here .
How it works
The swvldf.exe tool is passed an Layer Definition File (LDF) that contains XML tags that define all the data required to create a Virtual Application Layer. The files required for the Virtual Application Layer are downloaded from public sites on the internet and may require considerable time to complete depending on the file requirements. It is also possible alter the LDF to point to existing files that you already have available on your system. Please see the documentation to learn how to change the <file-source> tags to point to local file repositories. By default the <file-source> tags that download files using http do not use a proxy server. In order to use a proxy server please see the documentation for the "conn-str" attribute of the <file-source> tag.
|09/19/2011||18.104.22.168||Applied Microsoft critical security update (MS11-057)|
|04/06/2012||22.214.171.124||Applied Microsoft criticalsecurity updates (KB2647516)|
|08/29/2012||126.96.36.199||Update with latest security updates KB2722913 (SWV 6.4.1603)|
|01/17/2013||188.8.131.52||Update with latest security updates KB2761465 (SWV 6.4.1603)|
|02/28/2013||184.108.40.206||Update with latest security updates MS13-009 & MS13-010 (SWV 6.4.1603)|
|03/20/2013||220.127.116.11||Update with latest security updates MS13-021 - KB2809289 (SWV 6.4.1603)|
|04/30/2013||18.104.22.168||Update with latest security updates KB2817183 (SWV 6.4.1711)|
|05/17/2013||22.214.171.124||Update with latest security updates KB2847204 (SWV 6.4.1711)|
|07/02/2013||126.96.36.199||Update with latest security updates KB2838727 (SWV 6.4.1711)|
|08/07/2013||188.8.131.52||Update with latest security updates KB2846071 (SWV 6.4.1895)|
|10/31/2013||184.108.40.206||Update with latest security updates KB2870699 (SWV 6.4.1895)|
|11/19/2013||220.127.116.11||Update with latest security updates KB2888505(SWV 6.4.1895)|