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Jordan | 28 Oct 2010 | 14 comments

As some of you are aware we just released SP6 MP1 and there's a few things that need to be pointed out since I know many of you are eager to get using SP6 MP1.

(Until we have them up on the public download site please contact your sales rep to get the release--once the build is public I'll do one of my posts listing what's in the release and where to get it).

First off any XPFs or VSAs made with either of the betas (January's or July's) are not supported with SP6 so you will need to repackage any application that you made with them.  Any XPF or VSA exported from SP4 or earlier will work with the build so it's only the beta builds you have to worry about.  For the most of you this will only be x64 related stuff.

The same goes for any Office 2010 packages people were experimenting with pre-SP6 MP1.  This includes the recalled SP6 release.  You will need to repackage any office 2010 stuff.  As this is...

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!

riva11 | 26 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

Database browser is a portable tool for IT admins and advanced users, it allows to connect to any database and browse or modify data, run sql scripts, export and print data.


  • Works directly with Oracle, MS Sql Server, ODBC, MySql, OleDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Interbase and Firebird
  • Support for ODBC connection strings
  • Unlimited number of connections
  • One click switching from one connection to another
  • One click table browsing
  • Data browsing
  • Data exports into CSV, Excel, Html files
  • Execution history
  • SQL Builder with wide range of supported databases
  • Execution Log
  • Incremental Table Search

Available standard and portable version.

Link :...

riva11 | 15 Oct 2010 | 1 comment

Microsoft has released a book (259 pages) about Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010. This book contains information about how to use Group Policy to deploy and configure an installation of Microsoft Office 2010. The audience for this book the IT administrator who plans to use Group Policy to configure and enforce settings for Microsoft Office 2010 applications. (source: Microsoft )  


  • Local and Active Directory-based Group Policy
  • Group Policy processing
  • Changing how Group Policy processes GPOs
  • Administrative Templates
  • True policies vs. user preferences
  • Group Policy management tools
  • Office Customization Tool and Group Policy

Link : Microsoft GP for Microsoft Office 2010

Other articles:

  • ...
Jordan | 08 Oct 2010 | 36 comments

With Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP6 we introduced a new EXE based installer that replaces our standalone MSI installer, which is now wrapped inside the EXE, because we’re now installing a Visual C++ runtime that’s required for XPF package support. 

This new installer supports most of the old install options that the MSI did but the switches are a little different:

Command line arguments for SWV standalone installer:

/s ---- Silent mode running 

/e ---- Display error and reboot messages. This option will only work with /s and returns a standard MSI error code.

SWV.ADDLOCAL=SVS_Admin,SDK,Altiris_NS   ---- To install admin, sdk, NS.  You can pass them in any order or only one.

SWV.INSTALLDIR=<PATH>  ---- To specify the target dir for the installation

SWV.DEFAULT_FILE_REDIR=<PATH> ---- To change the meta data storage folder (Virtualization "redirect" directory)....

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\...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 24 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

VMWorld 2010 is right around the corner! This is an exciting conference for Symantec Endpoint Virtualization and we hope you'll be stopping by to say hello while you're at the conference.

We've got lots of technical sessions to share information with our community, as well as a booth where you can drop by and see our products live in action and talk with product experts about the challenges that virtualization addresses. We want to hear your stories as well, and find out what you're doing. Of course, a technology conference doesn't have to be all about technology, so we're throwing a party for our customers, have a game show planned, and of course will be giving away lots of cool prizes.

Join us for the Symantec Super Session
SS1006: Wednesday, Sept 1 at 1:30pm in Room 134 (Moscone North)
The Last Mile: Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications
John Magee, VP of Product Marketing

You can find a full...

riva11 | 20 Aug 2010 | 3 comments

Google has released the Chrome Standalone Enterprise edition as windows installer package ( .MSI installer package). Now IT system admins can easily package Google Chrome and deploy remotely which weren’t possible with the old releases of Chrome. 

Download : Google Chrome Standalone Enterprise .MSI package

riva11 | 19 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

There are many types of errors on Windows, about installation, driver, program errors, etc., sometime the result is a simple error code and nothing else. If you are confused about these intricate error message codes, there are some helpful tools and resources available that explains the real meaning about these errors.


Error Goblin is a free service to discover what an error code exactly means. Just enter the Error code and the result will be the full description about this error.


Windows Error Look up Tool (WELT), simple enough, windows will display either decimal, hex, HRESULT, NTSTATUS and STOP error codes.  Type in an error code and WELT will display in English the error.

Roadkill's Error List, Displays...

Jordan | 17 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

Despite the long name this issue is pretty simple.  There are certain situations that when activating an Office 2010 layer you the following error message:

"BCSSync.exe - Unable to Locate Component

This application has failed to start because mscoree.dll was not found.  Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

What's going on is a service of Office 2010 named Business Connectivity Service is looking for mscoree.dll which is one of the core .NET files, but doesn't actually need mscoree.dll to run.  The reason for this error is that Office 2010 was captured into SWV on a system with .NET installed and them migrated over to a machine without .Net.  This is an example of an issue you get with SWV where something expects certain files to be on the system even if the application doesn't need them and is a main reason why we tell...