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updated article 25 Aug 2015
The Workspace Streaming Agent now supports Group Policy Object (GPO) updates. Streaming client configurations can be pushed through the domain group policy by creating and importing a Windows Administrative Template (ADM) file in the Group Policy Management Tool. To configure the Streaming Agent using Group Policy Object updates On the Start menu, click Control Panel > System and Security > ...
updated discussion 24 Aug 2015
Hi There, I just wanted to share my findings for anyone experiencing this issue. The as_ste.exe service started to use intermittently 100% of the CPU for long period of time in our SWS 7.5 Backend server about a month ago. Support recommended to Upgrade from 7.5 to 7.5 SP1 HF5 since many issues have been resolved between those versions. The upgrade went smoothly; however, the problem ...
new article 24 Aug 2015
Purpose: Explain settings that can be found in the appstreamcfg.txt for the workspace streaming agent. The appstreamcfg.txt can be found in %WINDIR%\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Sreaming\bin\ Settings: IGNORE_GPO_SETTINGS=  When enabling this setting you will prevent the GPO feature from overriding your local settings XPF_FAST_INSTALL= When XPF_FAST_INSTALL is on, AppMgrService will ...
updated article 21 Aug 2015
I'd like to share some new keyboard shortcuts available in the new Windows 10. Microsoft has introduced a variety of new keyboard shortcuts that allows to manage the virtual desktops, the new Cortana digital assistant and the new default system browser called Microsoft Edge.. About the Keyboard shorcuts: Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
Whenever I activate a layer on startup using SWV SP6.1 SP7 IE doesn't work properly. I can''t go to any webpages unless I open up a new tab. It doesn't error, just sits there doing nothing. If I do open a new tab and download something it doesn't save. I choose the location and it looks like it downloads, then I go through windows explorer and the file isn't there. It ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
I am hoping that some of you out there who use SWV can provide a little guidance. We're a Sophos shop ( I know! ) where I work and when I import and then activate a layer, without fail, Sophos throws a message stating the "Sophos Endpoint Security and Management Has Failed". As soon as that happens IE stops functioning, explorer is unhappy (can't save files, can't click easily ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
I have a Winodws 7 Pro environment with MS Office 2010 installed on our workstations. I have packaged and deployed MS Office XP via SWV (6.3.1.53) to allow a select group of users to have MS Access XP and MS Access 2010. Both applications work with one expection. When any Office 2010 application is launched, the application runs through a repair before launching. Can someone exlpain ...
updated idea 05 Aug 2015
I have been notified that NS6 support and development will end after SP4.  This is a critical product for us, and continued development will be important until we migrate to NS7.
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
I've downloaded and installed the latest version of of SWV (6.1 SP6 MP1) into my development environment.  The version we are running now (SP4) came with a dedicated "Integrated Install" package which gave us integration with our NS6 platform (collections, packages, tasks, policies, etc).  This made it easy to deploy and manage the agent through NS without having to create ...
updated discussion 24 Aug 2015
Hi There, I just wanted to share my findings for anyone experiencing this issue. The as_ste.exe service started to use intermittently 100% of the CPU for long period of time in our SWS 7.5 Backend server about a month ago. Support recommended to Upgrade from 7.5 to 7.5 SP1 HF5 since many issues have been resolved between those versions. The upgrade went smoothly; however, the problem ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
Whenever I activate a layer on startup using SWV SP6.1 SP7 IE doesn't work properly. I can''t go to any webpages unless I open up a new tab. It doesn't error, just sits there doing nothing. If I do open a new tab and download something it doesn't save. I choose the location and it looks like it downloads, then I go through windows explorer and the file isn't there. It ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
I am hoping that some of you out there who use SWV can provide a little guidance. We're a Sophos shop ( I know! ) where I work and when I import and then activate a layer, without fail, Sophos throws a message stating the "Sophos Endpoint Security and Management Has Failed". As soon as that happens IE stops functioning, explorer is unhappy (can't save files, can't click easily ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
I have a Winodws 7 Pro environment with MS Office 2010 installed on our workstations. I have packaged and deployed MS Office XP via SWV (6.3.1.53) to allow a select group of users to have MS Access XP and MS Access 2010. Both applications work with one expection. When any Office 2010 application is launched, the application runs through a repair before launching. Can someone exlpain ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
I've downloaded and installed the latest version of of SWV (6.1 SP6 MP1) into my development environment.  The version we are running now (SP4) came with a dedicated "Integrated Install" package which gave us integration with our NS6 platform (collections, packages, tasks, policies, etc).  This made it easy to deploy and manage the agent through NS without having to create ...
updated discussion 05 Aug 2015
Hi, I'm using SWV (6.1 SP4) to create a virtual Internet Explorer 8 layer.  Actually, I am using the layer provided in this very helpful connect article: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/internet-explorer-8-windows-xp-layer-definition-file Obviously, this is a stock installation with no customizations.  What I am looking to do is to provide a default home page ...
new discussion 23 Jul 2015
Hello, I've tried to capture/export Java 8u51 x64 under Windows 8.1 x64 using SWV 7.5.779 without success. I've found the problem in this post: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/swv-java-18... The problem is that SWV cannot export the files the symbolic links point to because they are in the layer that is deactivated because we're exporting ... Solution in the post: recreate the structure ...
updated article 25 Aug 2015
The Workspace Streaming Agent now supports Group Policy Object (GPO) updates. Streaming client configurations can be pushed through the domain group policy by creating and importing a Windows Administrative Template (ADM) file in the Group Policy Management Tool. To configure the Streaming Agent using Group Policy Object updates On the Start menu, click Control Panel > System and Security > ...
new article 24 Aug 2015
Purpose: Explain settings that can be found in the appstreamcfg.txt for the workspace streaming agent. The appstreamcfg.txt can be found in %WINDIR%\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Sreaming\bin\ Settings: IGNORE_GPO_SETTINGS=  When enabling this setting you will prevent the GPO feature from overriding your local settings XPF_FAST_INSTALL= When XPF_FAST_INSTALL is on, AppMgrService will ...
updated article 21 Aug 2015
I'd like to share some new keyboard shortcuts available in the new Windows 10. Microsoft has introduced a variety of new keyboard shortcuts that allows to manage the virtual desktops, the new Cortana digital assistant and the new default system browser called Microsoft Edge.. About the Keyboard shorcuts: Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used ...
updated article 26 Jun 2015
Explanation of Software Virtualization Steaming Agent status bars. Agent Bubble Pre-population notification “bubble” Agent Status Bars When clicking on the bubble displays the progress bar as seen above. In Network Mode Streaming the status bars will show up due to network streaming mode is multithreaded where Software Streaming is single threaded. From looking at our streaming ...
updated article 25 Jun 2015
Purpose: To be able to upgrade packages from SWS 6.1  to SWS 7.5.x and keep the version number the same.  Requirements: Copy the c:\packages folder from the 6.1 virtual composer box to the 7.x virtual composer box. Must have the current version of the package and its previous version. (ex. If your package is version 3 you must also have version 2 package in the c:\packages ...
new article 22 Jun 2015
Assumptions and Challenges This document assumes the person performing the migration of the SWS Servers from 2003 to 2008 is familiar with the SWS Server and its configuration. This document is not targeted for novice users of SWS. The SWS version is not to be upgraded and the same version is to be maintained. [6.1 SP8 MP2] Also 2003 servers are not upgraded, instead a new box of 2008 Servers ...
new article 10 Mar 2015
In Windows 8 sono disponibili diverse scorciatoie da tastiera che consentono di eseguire rapidamente maggiori funzioni del sistema operativo. Alcune di queste scorciatoie sono molto simili a quelle già presenti in Windows 7 ma in aggiunta a queste già presenti sono disponibili delle altre funzioni specifiche per Windows. I tasti di scelta rapida sono combinazioni di due o più tasti che è ...
new article 18 Feb 2015
There are many Keyboard Shortcuts helpful to manage quickly your Windows 8 computer.  Some of these shortcuts are very similar to those of Windows 7 but Windows 8 has added a lot of shortcuts for easier navigation.   CTRL commands in Windows 8 : CTRL + A : Select All objects CTRL + B : Bold highlighted text CTRL + C : Copy selected objects CTRL + D : Create a Bookmark CTRL + E : ...
updated blog entry 05 Aug 2015
Attention all Altiris User Group members and fans of the Symantec ManageThis band located anywhere near Cleveland, OH! We are holding a HUGE regional User Group meeting on Friday, October 2 in conjunction with the finals of the 2009 Corporate Battle of the Bands . Key members of the Altiris Product Management team will be presenting several technical sessions and ...
new blog entry 29 Jul 2015
We're celebrating SysAdmin Appreciation Day on Connect! See what's happening by visiting the official blog post: Happy SysAdmin (System Administrator) Appreciation Day! Thanks for all the hard work you do!
updated blog entry 04 May 2015
Symantec Workspace Virtualization & Streaming 7.6 contains the following products: Symantec Workspace Streaming Symantec Workspace Virtualization Symantec Virtual Composer The following table lists the documentation that is available about the products: Document Location Symantec™ Workspace Virtualization 7.6 and Symantec™ Workspace Streaming 7.6 Release Notes DOC8559 Alternative ...
new blog entry 24 Apr 2015
After a Internet Explorer 11 deployment, when opening Internet Explorer the first time, there is a request to set IE11 as the default web browser. You can avoid this annoying request simply by changing a value in the register. Open REGEDIT and navigate to  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN Set the “Check_Associations” value to “No“.  If you don’t see ...
new blog entry 10 Apr 2015
Winaero Tweaker is a universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and the upcoming Windows 10. Winaero Tweaker has an easy to use user interface to access all the features from a single app. This portable tool has several functions to change hidden options, for example allows to customize specific features of the Windows operating system like the Drive letters ...
new blog entry 24 Mar 2015
Internet is not a safe world and your webcam is vulnerable. It can be remotely activated wihout any notice. Also, most hackers take control of your webcam and make videos and take pictures of you without your knowledge. The best suggestion is disable the webcam when it is not used. The WebCam On-Off tool allow you to easily manage your webcam, in fact in just one click you are able to enabled ...
new blog entry 10 Mar 2015
 If you are looking for Google Chrome standalone offline installer, then you can find below the links for 32 bit and 64 versions. Google Chrome 32-bit (x86): 32-bit Google Chrome Offline Installer  (Single user account, 40MB) 32-bit Google Chrome Offline Installer  (All user accounts, 40MB) Google Chrome 64-bit (x64): 64-bit Google Chrome Offline Installer  (Single user ...
updated blog entry 24 Feb 2015
PingHurry è un programma dedicato alla visualizzazione del comando ping e trace route con visualizzazione in una finestra grafica ( flat o 3D ). PingHurry mette a disposizione uno strumento personalizzabile e agile che consente di eseguire dei controlli di connettività di rete con le funzioni di ping / trace / reverse lookup. Un valido programma utilizzabile da ...
updated blog entry 08 Jan 2015
InstalledDriversList è un programma portabile della NirSoft che consente di visualizzare una lista dettagliata dei drivers installati nel vostro sistema. Come è mostrato nella immagine seguente, per ogni driver sono visualizzate una serie di informazioni quali : nome del driver, nome visualizzato, descrizione, tipo di avvio, tipo driver, gruppo, nome del file, dimensioni, data di ...
updated download 17 Jul 2014
The Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Base Layer Definition File creates a "Launch Layer" that can be used to invoke Internet Explorer 8 with the correct COM Clsids environment for Microsoft Office to view/open online attachments from a webpage opened through Virtualized Internet Explorer 8. NOTE: This base layer must be activated before the Internet Explorer 8 layer is ...
updated download 17 Jul 2014
The Internet Explorer 7 for Windows 7 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. Prerequisites - Symantec Workspace Virtualization v6.1 SP5 or greater. - Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool. ...
updated download 17 Jul 2014
The Internet Explorer 7 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. Prerequisites - Symantec Workspace Virtualization v6.1 SP1 or greater - Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool. ...
updated event 05 Aug 2015
Attention all Altiris User Group members and fans of the Symantec ManageThis band located anywhere near Cleveland, OH! We are holding a HUGE regional User Group meeting on Friday, October 2 in conjunction with the finals of the 2009 Corporate Battle of the Bands . Key members of the Altiris Product Management team will be presenting several technical sessions and ...
updated event 17 Jan 2013
Our fifth Virtualization and Streaming webcast will be held on Tuesday, February 5 at 12:00 pm (EST). The topic of this webcast will focus on a popular Connect article called "How to Set Up a Backend Failover Solution" for Workspace Streaming. Join this webcast to learn how to create a disaster recovery solution should a failure occur in the backend server system.   Don’t ...
new event 23 Oct 2012
For all Dutch Connect readers, November 29th Symantec will have their annual technology day. Graag wil ik u persoonlijk uitnodigen op onze Symantec Technology Day 2012. Vorig jaar is deze dag door onze klanten met een hoog cijfer beoordeeld. Dit jaar proberen we dit minimaal te evenaren. Tijdens deze dag maakt u in vogelvlucht kennis met de nieuwste inzichten en innovaties van Symantec. De ...
updated video 29 Nov 2014
Hello All, This Video is to provide a simple overview into what is new in Symantec Workspace Streaming 7.5 in relation to the Streaming Server and Infrastructure.  Some of the new features are below.  What’s New in Symantec Endpoint Virtualization & Streaming 7.5? Significant Performance Improvements Windows 8 Support, Windows Server 2012 Windows SQL Server 2008 R2 Support, Windows ...
updated video 19 Jun 2014
Hello All, This is a basic overview on what integration you can do with Symantec Workspace Streaming and Symantec Client Management Suite.  It covers the following areas: 1.  Create Software Package for Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent 2.  Create Install Policies for Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent 3.  Deployment of Streaming Agent 4.  Running Tasks on Symantec ...
new video 12 May 2014
Hello All, Please find this video on how to configure the new Network Application mode part of the new functionality within Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Streaming 7.5 SP1.  This can be configured to point to any network location and stream applications directly without the need for any infrastructure. I hope you find this video very helpful. Kind Regards, Symantec Product ...
updated video 04 Sep 2013
Enable, Disable, or Isolate Applications Instantly.  Enhance Application Security and Reduce Risk. Oh no an application zero day vulnerability just came out and I need to take action.  No problem, simply turn the application off, or if you need the application on certain users machines due to productivity then isolate the application improving protection and mitigating any ...
new video 19 Jun 2013
Hello All, Please find a short how to video on creating your first virtual application for 7-Zip.  This is a simple video to help show the basics on using Symantec Virtual Composer 7.5. Any suggestions or feedback is welcome.  I will be creating further videos on more advanced virtual packaging.
updated video 08 Feb 2013
Virtualizing iTunes is not the simplest thing to do, after this tutorial it will be. Click to view flash movie. Have Fun, FrankB Editor's note: Since this is a silent video you may want to have your iPod handy with a mix of your favorite classic hits playing.
updated video 08 Feb 2013
Firefox and addons, can they be virtualized together? Yes they can. Watch this video demonstration and see how it can be done. Quick and easy! Click to view flash video. Have Fun, FrankB Editor's note: This is a silent video. Set your iPod to shuffle and follow along.
updated video 08 Feb 2013
It's all about baby steps... virtualizing your first application, Firefox 3. Watch along and see how simple it is! Click to view flash movie. Have Fun, FrankB Editor's note: Get your iPod ready for this silent video. May I suggest "Fox on the Run" by The Sweet?
updated idea 05 Aug 2015
I have been notified that NS6 support and development will end after SP4.  This is a critical product for us, and continued development will be important until we migrate to NS7.
updated idea 02 Jul 2015
Hi, I'd like to propose a new idea to remove unprovisioned applications from streaming agent's cache using Update Application button. Current behavior: 1. User streams virtual package to the cache 2. User is unprovisioned from the virtual package but this still remaines in the streaming agent's cache    2.a If SLAM feature is enabled, streaming server will deactivate unprovisioned ...
new idea 01 Jul 2015
Hello guys, More and more often we use appmgrcmd -nopp command which is disabling following checkboxes from configuration tab in Streaming Agent (as we all know): - allow server to push application icons - allow server to push applications - allow server to push application file types I find it very useful for troubleshooting purposes when you want to clean virtual apps from cache but you do ...
new idea 09 Jun 2015
Add provisioning by other AD objects (OU, username, hostname etc..) or other conditional elements? Not only would this bring Symantec up to the level of App-V for provisioning, this would allow more options for applying the agent ADM via GPO, which would allow the restarting of the SERVICES for the change to take effect before the user logs on. In our environment there is a timing issue where ...
new idea 16 Apr 2015
Hello all, I noticed that if you have a GROUP A which is provisioned for a specific application and you have a GROUP B which is a member of GROUP A (so all memebers of GROUP B are also provisioned for that application) and you look up group provisioning for GROUP B on console, application name will not be shown in bold as it is for example if you look up a user who is a member of a group ...
new idea 20 Mar 2015
Create a package/version level UnInstall Now button on the server. Allow more granularity for the Uninstall on Expiry option. Allow by hour and minute, not just day.
idea comment 16 Mar 2015
new idea 09 Feb 2015
Depending on the issue, currently you have to identify a client SessionID, time of incident, possibly Package GUID, and then check all the FE and DA logs to determne which server component(s) serviced this session and when to create a timeline and flow of events to complete the picture to help trouble an issue. My suggestion is to trace and document each session, from creation ...