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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 09 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

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Jordan | 06 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

Articles on Connect about Adobe Acrobat 9
Virtualizing a Print Driver with SWV

One of the more useful features of Acobat Pro is it's print to PDF feature for Microsoft Office and other applicaitons.  However, due to how this print driver is installed, the Adobe PDF print driver doesn't get captured into a layer. 

Other General Suggestions:
It's recommended that you set up exclude entries for Office, either by location or file type, if using file types then it's recommended to use Layer Exclude Finder to automatically generate the excludes.

If there's any more content about Adobe Acrobat Pro here on Connect that's not listed in this post please add it to the comments.

Jordan | 06 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

Microsoft Office is one of the most, if not the most, virtualized applications with SWV. Because of this we've done a lot of extensive testing which have resulted into several different articles here on connect.

Virtualizing Microsoft Office: a Handy Collection of Tips
This first one is a little outdated but still contains valuable information on resolving short file name conflicts that arise with Microsoft Office when it's virtualized and how to run multiple versions of Office at the same time.

Capturing Office on Windows 7

This article explains how to get office 2007 and 2010 to run on Windows 7 when virtualized and avoid repairs caused by missing Visual C runtimes.


Jordan | 06 Aug 2010 | 14 comments

I’m frequently asked what applications we test internally with Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV), what are the pitfalls for each application, and if I can make that information available here on Connect.  Well I’ve always shared what information I know from capturing applications here on Connect as I learn it via my various articles and blog posts but I’ve never really taken the time to share what applications we consistently test and provide an easy way to find the content I’ve got up here if you just want to see what information is available—as opposed to just running a search for a specific application.

First up let me cover a little about what we test.  There are two levels of application compatibility tests that I run with SWV, Streaming is very similar but they tend to test older versions in addition to newer ones of apps while I only test newer apps, and that’s SMOKE and ACCEPTENCE level tests.  The tests for...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 04 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

Don't forget to go to section 28 and vote for your favorite Virtualization solution, which of course is, "Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite"

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 04 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

As with the rest of the Connect communities, Endpoint Virtualization will have a newsletter of it's own containing the most interesting information that has appeared in the community in the previous month. Anyone remember the old SVS Newsletter? Well if you do, then you know what I'm talking about - you won't want to miss an issue! But you will if you don't subscribe! It's simple. Go to your user profile and click on the "Newsletters" tab (see? not rocket science), then check the box next to "Endpoint Virtualization", finally click "Save Settings" and you're done!

One note - occasionally our newsletters end up in your spam folder (imagine that!) I set up a filter in my email client that makes sure everything from goes to my inbox. I work here, it seemed like the right thing to do!

Sign up now and Happy Reading!

Cheryl Peterson...

riva11 | 30 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

Windows Sysinternal team has updated the Sysinternals suite. It contains all Sysinternal tool updated in the last months. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault. (From Microsoft Technet).

Read more information about Sysinternals Utilities :

Sysinternals Suite :





Brad | 16 Jul 2010 | 1 comment

The following are new features in this release:

Support for Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit editions – This release provides 64-bit support for the latest Microsoft desktop operating systems. Stream virtualized applications instead of reinstalling as you roll out Windows 7.

Automatic Application Streaming by File Extension – Provisioned applications are streamed automatically when associated files are opened on the system. For example, if Microsoft Word is provisioned but not streamed, the application is streamed automatically when a doc file is opened.

Microsoft Office 2010 support – This release provides better support for packaging, streaming, and virtualizing Microsoft Office 2010. See the packaging guidelines later in this document.


riva11 | 29 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

A very useful and well known tool is the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (msicuu2.exe) that allows the removal of failed installations. Many people used this tool in case of a damaged installation using Windows Installer.

But there is a bad news, Microsoft has removed the Windows Installer Cleanup utility from its Download Center because it was discovered this tool could damage some components of the operating system installed on the  computer.

The good news is the availability in other websites like Softpedia at this link : Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Microsoft replaced the Windows Installer Cleanup with other tools, an example is the article How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010...

riva11 | 18 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

All editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 will transition from the Mainstream Support phase to the Extended Support phase on July 13, 2010. 

Moreover Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 will reach the end of support on July 13th, 2010, read: End of Support for Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM