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new idea 21 Apr 2016
Hey guys, By default SWS installation is adding C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\ to PATH system variable. You might want to consider adding also C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Streaming\bin\ to %path% so appmgrcmd commands can be used from any location in a command line as these commands are frequently used when supporting end users. I would see ...
updated article 15 Apr 2016
Purpose: Automatic reset of package does not work for upgrade packages   Cause: When streaming upgrade packages the SWS environment assume that we will not touch the RW sublayer and any information written to in a layer while activated will now exist in the RW sublayer and not the RO sublayer. By design an upgrade package will only change files and registry keys in the RO ...
new discussion 08 Apr 2016
I am currently evaluating the Workspace Streaming product on the trial license, and the streaming server is unable to start.  Error logs state license expired on 3/24, but the product was downloaded and installed earl last month (around the 16th).  How can I resolve this issue and continue evaluating the product? Thanks in advance.
updated article 06 Apr 2016
Recently I was working on a project where I needed to check the current state of virtual layers on various client machines. In order to speed up the testing process I decided to create some PowerShell scripts which would allow me to remotely activate and deactivate layers. Furthermore, I was able to extend this to return layer information including the layer name, state, last activated date ...
new blog entry 29 Mar 2016
I found MPowerSaver (Monitor Power Saver), an useful tool that help you to turn off your computer when you lock your computer. MPowerSaver is a portable freeware program, so you don't have to install the program but only download and store in your local hard disk, then double-click and run it. The Basics Of  MpowerSaver General Options 1) Automatically Turn off the monitor when user ...
updated discussion 26 Mar 2016
Is here someone that have a link for me to download the newest Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent 7.6.181. Best Regards And thank you very much if someone have the link for me.
updated discussion 18 Mar 2016
This document contains release information and known issues for this release of Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Symantec Workspace Streaming 7.6 HF2. Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Symantec Workspace Streaming contains the following: Symantec Workspace Streaming Symantec Workspace Virtualization Symantec Virtual Composer http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO124437
new discussion 08 Apr 2016
I am currently evaluating the Workspace Streaming product on the trial license, and the streaming server is unable to start.  Error logs state license expired on 3/24, but the product was downloaded and installed earl last month (around the 16th).  How can I resolve this issue and continue evaluating the product? Thanks in advance.
updated discussion 26 Mar 2016
Is here someone that have a link for me to download the newest Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent 7.6.181. Best Regards And thank you very much if someone have the link for me.
updated discussion 18 Mar 2016
This document contains release information and known issues for this release of Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Symantec Workspace Streaming 7.6 HF2. Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Symantec Workspace Streaming contains the following: Symantec Workspace Streaming Symantec Workspace Virtualization Symantec Virtual Composer http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO124437
new discussion 17 Mar 2016
This document contains release information and known issues for this release of Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Symantec Workspace Streaming 7.6 HF2. Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Symantec Workspace Streaming contains the following: Symantec Workspace Streaming Symantec Workspace Virtualization Symantec Virtual Composer http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO124437 You will also ...
new discussion 26 Feb 2016
Process on how to do this remote connection. Need you answers here. Thanks
updated discussion 10 Feb 2016
We cannot able to login into the workspace streaming console 6.1 SP8. I have attached both the errors while logging through admin and domain account. Kindly help me with the solution ASAP. Please treat this as an urgent. Error in console log: 2016-02-10 09:25:56,625 WARN  [http-appstream%2F172.16.1.152-9842-1] [] - No FormBeanConfig found under 'login' 2016-02-10 09:34:39,453 WARN ...
updated discussion 25 Jan 2016
In our training environment we have decided to use virtualized Windows applications to enable fast provisioning, upgrading, deprovisioning and PC building / re-building. The remit was to have all the applications required to be trained on as available for the next term / year and not require any manual intervention in setting up the rooms for the next course other than tools to clear ...
updated article 15 Apr 2016
Purpose: Automatic reset of package does not work for upgrade packages   Cause: When streaming upgrade packages the SWS environment assume that we will not touch the RW sublayer and any information written to in a layer while activated will now exist in the RW sublayer and not the RO sublayer. By design an upgrade package will only change files and registry keys in the RO ...
updated article 06 Apr 2016
Recently I was working on a project where I needed to check the current state of virtual layers on various client machines. In order to speed up the testing process I decided to create some PowerShell scripts which would allow me to remotely activate and deactivate layers. Furthermore, I was able to extend this to return layer information including the layer name, state, last activated date ...
new article 16 Mar 2016
Customers have successfully used Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV) and Symantec Workspace Streaming (SWS) to virtualize a large number of applications. While Symantec’s solution has a greater application virtualization success rate than competitors, it is not possible to virtualize some applications due to limitations of the filter driver technology.  For example, SWV/SWS do not ...
new article 01 Mar 2016
Purpose: Configuration changes that can be done to improve the stability of services in Software Workspace Streaming (SWS) NOTE: These changes are to be applied to versions of SWS before 7.6 HF3 and some of these changes can be in 7.6 HF2 and you will need to verify that each setting or registry key exists on your system. If you apply an upgrade you will have to reapply each change. Java ...
updated article 29 Feb 2016
Sequencing Office 2010/2007 on Windows XP by Symantec workspace Virtualization 7.5, I faced two issue: 1. Right click on desktop->New->Microsoft Access Database, the created .accdb file cannot be opened, with below error: Cannot recognise .accdb format ...
new article 23 Feb 2016
Issue: Seeing a lot "Exception in thread thread_name: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC Overhead limit exceeded" on the STE component Cause: According to Sun, the error happens "if too much time is being spent in garbage collection: if more than 98% of the total time is spent in garbage collection and less than 2% of the heap is recovered, an OutOfMemoryError will be ...
new article 23 Feb 2016
Purpose: To localize all the troubleshooting, solutions, and workarounds for services crashing in the Software Workspace Streaming. Introduction: There has been lots of different fixes and configuration changes to address issues with JVM running out of memory or server to busy. STE crashes: The STE engine stops prematurely on the backend and you may see some events in the Application ...
updated article 29 Jan 2016
Assumptions and Challenges 1.     This document assumes the person performing the migration of the SWS Servers from 6.x to 7.6.x is familiar with the SWS Server and its configuration. This document is not targeted for novice users of SWS. 2.     The Server OS is not to upgraded or patched during this process and should remain the same ...
updated article 29 Jan 2016
Assumptions and Challenges This document assumes the person performing the migration of the SWS Servers from 6.x to 7.6.x is familiar with the SWS Server and its configuration. This document is not targeted for novice users of SWS. The Server OS is not to upgraded or patched during this process and should remain the same version. SQL Server 2005 à SQL Server 2008 DB Migration is to be ...
new article 27 Jan 2016
Oracle provides Java Mission Control (whitepaper here), a toolset as part of its JDK that can be used to capture “in-flight” data while the JVM is running. gathering and analyzing this “pre-crash” data using the flight recorder would be a good starting point to help assist us in determining why the JVM is constantly running out of memory. Note: Java Mission Control (JMC) and the Java Flight ...
new blog entry 29 Mar 2016
I found MPowerSaver (Monitor Power Saver), an useful tool that help you to turn off your computer when you lock your computer. MPowerSaver is a portable freeware program, so you don't have to install the program but only download and store in your local hard disk, then double-click and run it. The Basics Of  MpowerSaver General Options 1) Automatically Turn off the monitor when user ...
updated blog entry 24 Nov 2015
The TCP/IP Manager is a nice software designed to help computer users keep track of their network configuration in different locations. TCP/IP Manager is an open source application designed to help computer users keep track of their network configuration in different locations, and switch from one network to another easily. Features: Open-source (free to use and redistribute) Save your ...
new blog entry 20 Nov 2015
PWGen è un interessante programma professionale che consente di generare password sicure. PWGen fornisce un numerose opzioni per personalizzare le password in maniera da adattarsi alle diverse esigenze degli utenti. Inoltre, offre crittografia forte del testo e anche la creazione di file di dati casuali. Caratteristiche Genera diversi tipi di password da usare per scopi ...
updated blog entry 20 Nov 2015
Vivaldi è un nuovo browser web sviluppato da Vivaldi Technologies, una società fondata dal co-fondatore di Opera Software . Questo browser è dotato di un'interfaccia utente minimalista con icone e font di base, ed è in grado di fornire una Interfaccia utente autoadattante modificando l'interfaccia grafica con una combinazione di colori che si modifica in base alle pagine web che si stanno ...
updated blog entry 19 Nov 2015
The freeware tool called Neo’s SafeKeys allows to show a virtual keyboard on the screen and transferring the characters you selected with your mouse.  This is one of the most secure method because you are not using your keyboard or your clipboard. How to use: You can type your password simply selecting each single character on this visual keyboard, then drag and drop into the password box ...
new blog entry 05 Nov 2015
Vivaldi is a new web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder. This browser has a minimalistic user interface with basic icons and fonts, and a color scheme that changes based on the background and design of the web page being visited. The first impression is positive, even if it is still in beta the browser has good performance and stability. ...
new blog entry 23 Oct 2015
PWGen is a professional password generator capable of generating large amounts of cryptographically-secure passwords—“classical” passwords, pronounceable passwords, pattern-based passwords, and passphrases consisting of words from word lists. PWGen provides lots of options to customize passwords to the users’ various needs. Additionally, it offers strong text encryption and the creation of ...
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 17 Sep 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?
new idea 21 Apr 2016
Hey guys, By default SWS installation is adding C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\ to PATH system variable. You might want to consider adding also C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Streaming\bin\ to %path% so appmgrcmd commands can be used from any location in a command line as these commands are frequently used when supporting end users. I would see ...
new idea 14 Jan 2016
Hello, recently we came across a scenario which brought up an idea which could be pretty beneficial for everyone. Currently SWS console allows us to enable packages for different operating systems and x64 architecture. Would it be possible to include some custom option on console where we would specify ourselves a registry key or a file/folder based on which package would be enabled/disabled ...
updated idea 18 Sep 2015
Improve the way and DATES and PACKAGES/VERSIONS are selected within all the reports. Right now it's slow and cumbersome to scroll through the list to make selections when there are many to choose from. For DATES instead of bringing up a calendar, maybe have drop down arrow choices for Month, Day, Year, Add REMOVE DELETED PACKAGES from the APPLICATION PROVISIONS report, no need to see whose ...
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 ...