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bduckering | 27 Jan 2011 | 1 comment

I often ask my IT audiences when I speak at events "What is our purpose?" In other words, why do IT people do what they do and get paid for it? The answer is simpler than most people try to make it. Our primary purpose is to support end-user productivity. If we fail at that, then nothing else we do would be of any value and we would be out of jobs. I will admit there is a secondary category that is protecting confidential data (another thing Symantec is really good at). But that would also be moot if there was nothing of value worth protecting.

So what do users need to be productive, and how do we make sure that they have it? I mentioned in the last blog that "the desktop (virtual or otherwise) is the work environment, not the work itself." Think of the desktop as an office you enter to do your work. You want a comfortable chair, good lighting etc., but if you...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 28 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

You've searched the Forums looking for discussions that might answer the issues that plague you. Here is a list of the most visited forum discussions over the past year, maybe there's one here that you've overlooked...

25 Most Viewed Forum Discussions for 2010

  1. High CPU usage
  2. vShield Endpoint - Agentless AV
  3. SWV and Microsoft Security Essentials
  4. New SWV version available (6.3.2046) and already a very big bug
  5. Photoshop CS5 VSA problem
  6. Cannot capture...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 27 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

We aren't Neflix but we have some informative videos you may find helpful. Here is a list of the 25 24 (it's true, the report only returned 24!) videos that have received the most page views in 2010.

25 24 Most Viewed Videos for 2010

  1. Getting Started with Wise Virtual Composer
  2. Run Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 on the Same Machine at the Same Time
  3. Workspace Streaming 6.1 Evaluator's Video
  4. Browser Selection Object in Action
  5. Batch Convert VSA to XPF using the VSAtoXPF Tool
  6. ...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 27 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

You may have been searching for some of these nifty little scripts and helpful little tools yourself. Here are the most view downloads for the past year. I hope you are finding these posts interesting!

25 Most Viewed Downloads for 2010

  1. Exe-To-Msi
  2. Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool
  3. Mozilla Firefox 3.x Virtual Software Packages (US, NL, DE) (updated)
  4. Internet Explorer 6 for Windows 7 Layer Definition File - Japanese
  5. Internet Explorer 6 for...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 23 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It's always interesting to see what other people are reading. Here's a chance to do that without looking over anyone's shoulder - so much less annoying that way. The most viewed blog posts in the past year.

25 Most Viewed Blogs for 2010

  1. Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Replaced
  2. c:\Windows\System32 Files Explained
  3. How to Get SVS or SWV ? Where to Download SVS 2.1, and SWV 6.1 !
  4. Office 2010 and SWV BCSSync.exe - Unable to Locate Component Error Thrown When Layer Activated
  5. ...
bduckering | 18 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

The new version is 6.1 SP6 MP1, and applies to both Workspace Streaming and Workspace Virtualization.  As usual there is a list of fixes, but there are also some new features that are pretty noteworthy.

On the top of the list is 64-bit support.  Yay!  A lot of people have been waiting for this.  So now, 64-bit clients are supported on all Windows 7 varieties, plus Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 SP2.  64-bit is also supported on the server operating systems as well.

Next up are a couple of items I’ve been looking forward to for years, streaming by file association and dependent streaming.  So now an application may be streamed at times OTHER than when its icon is clicked.  The two new situations are when you click on a document with the appropriate extension, the corresponding application will stream.  You can set this in the console, just like you set if you want the application to be set for...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 17 Nov 2010 | 4 comments

Now you can follow your favorite Connect author! Does someone write articles, or create downloads that you find most helpful? You don't want to miss a word and now you can subscribe to that author and receive a notification when new content is published by that person - regardless of the subject or community.

Here's how:

Find a current post by your favorite author and click on "Subscriptions" at the end of the post.
Check the box next to the author's name and click "update"

That's it, you're done!

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 27 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

The Enpoint Virtualization community is relaunching its Ideas section!

We know you have great ideas to share with us - we've seen the list already posted and we want you to know we're listening. Irfan Ali, a member of our SWV product team, will be combing through your ideas and working directly with Product Management to provide feedback on those suggestions. Best of all, your new submissions may also be rewarded. Keep posting your great ideas for improving a great product!

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 20 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

How does a leading Danish public authority cope with what appear to be three opposing forces: reducing the cost of IT services delivery, providing a reliable IT service to 30,000 users, and ensuring peak performance? For Copenhagen City Council, the answer was simple: Symantec. The Council has introduced an integrated client management and endpoint security solution―underpinned by Symantec Business Critical Services―to ensure every endpoint is securely protected from malicious malware threat and quickly and reliably package applications, distributing them sometimes to users in a zero-touch environment. Once the workflow goes live, software deployment time is expected to drop from up to 10 days to half an hour . The Council has also experienced a 20 percent increase in endpoint administration productivity, and more reliable deployments, faster software rollouts, and standardized processes and desktops.

Read more here:...

Palvaran | 02 Sep 2010 | 1 comment

Regarding some of the other message threads from SilentCastle ( and ( mentioning how Trend conflicts with SWV, we have been in contact with Trend and trying to find a fix for our environment as well and their engineers supplied us with the registry fix as well the files to overwrite the default scanning engine. I hope others in the community using Trend can benefit from the performance increases.

  1. Add HKLM\...