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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 17 Jun 2010 | 11 comments

UPDATE!! We've been toiling busily over the past few weeks, testing and tweeking code, then testing some more. It's time to pull back the curtain and and introduct the newest member of the Connect family - the Endpoint Virtualization community. With all the testing we did behind the scenes, there is bound to be some surprises here and there (I've already found a few) and over the next few days we'll be sprucing things up. If you see something that doesn't belong here or looks a little odd, send me a private message and I'll take care of it.

Thanks for your patience and welcome to the new community - I'm baking everyone cookies!
Cheryl Peterson
Community Manager


The time is finally here and in the coming weeks Endpoint Virtualization will be moving to its own, dedicated Connect community. As with every move, there is preparation...

Jordan | 15 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

SWV 6.1 Service Pack 4 (build 6.2.1562) is now available for the public. 

For existing Customers (you have a license key) you can download it at our public download site.
For new Customers (those that don't have a license key) can download it from the trial ware site.

Release Notes for the release

The new features in this release include:
The XPF file format

Basic support for Junction points (mostly for .Net virtualization)
SVScmd has the ability to place, and remove, a layer into edit mode

Fixed issues include:
Corrupt outlook...

erikw | 15 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

DinamiQs S.M.A.R.T. agent. is downloaded hundreds of times already and I received various emails with updates and suggestions, and after reading and evaluating these, we improved DinamiQs S.M.A.R.T. agent in various ways.

Now DinamiQs S.M.A.R.T. supports all versions of SVS and SWV 32 and 64 bit versions and enables administrators to give users with limited permissions access to the layers for activating, de-activating and resetting layers.

But we added a complete rewritten Logonhook that also works on Vista and Windows 7. Now DinamiQs S.M.A.R.T. only shows layers that an enduser has permissions for. So if the enduser has no permissions for a specific application, even when the application is available on the computer there is no way that the enduser will be able to activate the application. This can be achieved by using the Symantec SVS user admin or with the DVS management console.
Fully Active Directory based application permissions and even full import...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 14 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 9:00 AM PT
Service Catalog Enablement for Symantec EndPoint Management
Presented by:
Angus Gregory, CEO, Biomni
Adrian Sakashita, COO, Biomni
Registration URL:

You’ve recognized the importance of effective endpoint management and have the Symantec tools to help you achieve this. But how about providing your employees with a business centric portal through which they can understand the service offerings available to them, as well as raise and track service requests?  Achieving this goal is a big ticket win but introduces a very different challenge.

Symantec™ Developer Partner, Biomni bring their industry leading Service Catalog solution to Symantec customers globally. Biomni’s Service Catalog for Symantec...

riva11 | 09 Jun 2010 | 1 comment

I found on TechNet Blog a nice collection of some free Microsoft e-books that are available in PDF and XPF format. They cover different areas, Visual Studio, SQL server, Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Jordan | 03 Jun 2010 | 7 comments

For Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV) 6.1 SP4 we’ve changed our default file package format from VSA to the new XPF package.  While VSAs will still be available as an Export option for the time being—XPFs bring numerous benefits to not just SWV but Symantec Workspace Streaming (SWS) so the whole suite as a whole.

The reason for this change in format is we wanted a single package type that could be used in SWV or SWV without any additional modifications so, in other words, if you have an XPF you can import it into SWV or load it into the streaming server as is.

What it is
XPF, or Extensible Package Format, is the new package format going forward for the Workspace Suite.  It replaces VSAs and Streaming Snapshots but not VRAs, VPAs, Tracking Packages or Upgrade Packages.  

From a virtualization standpoint there’s very little change over VSAs:  SWVadmin and SVScmd both behave the same, regular and...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 26 May 2010 | 0 comments

This video demo was recorded at Symantec Vision 2010. Erik Hughes, Product Manager of Symantec Workspace Virtualization shows off the Layer Definition Tool.

Watch the video here: Video demo of Symantec Workspace Profiles Layer Definition Tool

Brian has also written a companion article and you can read it here: Symantec’s new app virt import/export tool lets you run IE6 on Win7

Ludovic Ferre | 22 May 2010 | 6 comments

This will be a brief post but I gather it could interest a few of our SWV customers that are still running McAfee in their environment.

One of my customer is encountering an odd problem: whenever Internet Explorer 8 is started a pop-up message appears with the following details (translated from French by me, so it could show slightly differently on an English system):

Error Window title: "McAfee Autoupdate: updaterui.exe - Component not found"
Error message: "The application could not be started because iertutil.dll cannot be found. Reinstalling the application could resolve the issue"

The Internet Explorer 8 layer effectively contains the ierutil.dll, however McAfee doesn't seem to find it.

Also when the Internet Explorer 8 layer is set to "Hide from Operating System"  Internet Explorer can start without problems.

We have an open case, but I'm on holiday for the...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 20 May 2010 | 1 comment

Thursday, June 3, 2010 @ 11:00 AM PT
Presented by:
Jordan Pusey, Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Rick Maddox, Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Registration URL:

Jordan | 11 May 2010 | 16 comments

Ask and you shall recieve.  Here's a current list if all our error codes with the new SWV features listed first.


VZ_ERR_ZIP_COMPRESS   5000 //Error during attempt to create virtual patch archive file.
VZ_ERR_ZIP_EXTRACT   5001 //Error during attempt to extract virtual patch archive file.
VZ_ERROR_READLINE_FILE  5002 //Error during attempt to read information from VPA meta file.
VZ_ERROR_WRITE_FILE   5003 //Error during attempt to write meta information to temporary VPA archive area.
VZ_ERROR_CREATE_DIFF  5004 //Error during attempt to create binary diff file between source and target file.
VZ_ERROR_SEARCH_DIR   5005 //Error during attempt to traverse source layer redirect area.
VZ_ERROR_IMPORT_REG   5006 //Error during attempt to import...