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jaitchison | 18 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

I was able to successfully install the full Client Access with iSeries Navigator and Programming Toolkit to a layer.

Vista Small Business 32bit/SVS Personal

I set Global Excludes for:

[PROGRAMFILES]\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\Private and 

After installation, I edited the advanced properties of my layer's registry and deleted the 'checkver' from the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run area. We have an Altiris SWD job that does this for all of our users so the whole company isn't asked to upgrade Client Access if we ever upgrade our mainframe's OS.

I had to set Windows Defender an allow for the Program Files/IBM directory. I thought I was having an issue with the layer, but it was Defender that was blocking.

I think I have a good handle on making this program work in SVS. Please...

Jordan | 15 Dec 2008 | 3 comments

This maintenance pack contains several fixes to Software Virtualization Solution 2.1 SP2. This maintenance pack is a full release and is available on the Symantec download site here. Click the Trialware link to download.

For installation instructions, supported platforms, and additional known issues that also apply to this release, see the SVS 2.1 SP2 Release Notes.

Fixes in this release

The following table contains fixes in this release.

Virtualized applications now work correctly with offline files. SVS now automatically adds a global exclude entry for [WINDIR]/CSC.
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CV | 09 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Create a single layer for Adobe CS3 through Windows command prompt by doing the following.

Open SVS Admin Console. Click on File > Create New Layer > Install Application > Give Layer Name > Single Program Capture and browse to C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe. This will launch Windows Command Processor.

When the Windows Command Processor window opens, SVS will start capture mode. At that point either drag and drop setup.exe file for Adobe CS3 into the Windows command processor or browse from within CMD window to the location of setup.exe for CS3 and start the installation process. Choose which applications from CS3 you want to install.

Once the installation process for Adobe CS3 is done, click Finish.

Important: Do not close the Windows Command Processor window.

Go to Start > All...

Gene Kupfer | 25 Nov 2008 | 0 comments

You've taken your .VSA and used it with the Streaming Composer to create a streamable SVS package. However after uploading the package to your streaming server, it fails to stream on the client. What's going on, the VSA loads just fine?

Well, there could be a number of reasons for this, but the first thing to do is identify where the problem is. Here's how to do this.

When creating an SVS package, the Streaming Composer generates an optimized VSA. We need to take this VSA and try to import it using SVS Admin, since this is the same VSA that is streamed. This process will identify if there is a problem with the optimized VSA and/or the streaming process. If the optimized VSA imports and activates with no issues, then the streaming components need to be looked at to solve this problem. If the optimized VSA does not import, or imports...

Jordan | 12 Nov 2008 | 6 comments

November 10th, Symantec has release a new maintenance pack for SVS, it contains several fixes listed below the break.

An issue causing decreased performance when SVS is installed on the same system as Cisco Security Agent has been fixed.

An issue causing the path to the SVS driver (FSLX.SYS) to become corrupted has been fixed.

An issue where processes would incorrectly be on the ignore process list has been fixed.

The refreshing of shortcuts and start menu items on layer activate and deactivate has been optimized.

You can download the new version by following the trailware link on the SVS portal

riva11 | 06 Nov 2008 | 2 comments

For all IT Admins interested in Sysinternals tool, there is an alternative to download individually each tool. The Sysinternals Suite is also available on Technet.

One ZIP file that contains all Sysinternals programs with only few exceptions (like BSOD screen or NotMyFault tools.)

The Sysinternals Suite can be found at: Sysinternals Suite.

This page also lists all utilities with detailed usage and helpful examples.

Scot Curry | 21 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

SVS Professional provides a self service application portal. A recurring requests is to minimize the number of icons that are shown for an application in the portal view. An application will often have links to help and readme type files which in reality just clutter up the portal.

As an administrator you have the option of provisioning packages to users and groups, but not populating either the package or a desktop icon. In these cases users can obtain these packages through a trip to the portal.

SVS Professional provides the capability to limit the number of icons that show up on in the portal to a single icon. To accomplish this use the following steps in the SVS Professional Streaming Composer.

  • After importing the package (this works with any type of package except a Tracking Package) you are often "fast-...
Scott Jones | 17 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

Lance asked, "what's the difference between SVS Runtime and the regular SVS product from Symantec?"

Ultimately, the difference is simply whether or not the SVS Agent is installed with a license key. If no license key is used, SVS defaults to Runtime Mode. Unlicensed SVS (or "SVS Runtime") is designed to be broadly and freely redistributed by application vendors.

There are functional differences between SVS Runtime and regular licensed SVS from Symantec. The regular SVS product allows customers to repackage any software into the Symantec Virtual Software Package format using .VSA (or Virtual Software Archive) files. .VSA files may then be centrally managed and delivered via any standard management framework (such as Altiris, Microsoft System Center, etc.) or with the Symantec Streaming system that is available in the SVS Professional version of the product.

SVS Runtime enables customers to use...

Jordan | 03 Sep 2008 | 27 comments

I work a lot with capture and SVS so I'm extremely curious as to what Juice users think would make capturing/packaging on SVS a more worry-free, easier process. If you have a minute, please post a comment and let me know what frustrates you with SVS capture, what features you'd like to see as part of a capture utility, and/or what you think would be a good approach to making it something less intimidating for new users.

Also, sharing one of your first capture experiences, what your impressions of SVS were going into the capture, if we communicated through documentation the proper methods clearly or not, and any problems you had with the capture for whatever reason, would be helpful.

Tenacious Geo | 22 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

A week ago I submitted a Tech Tip about Windows reboot issues after the SVS agent was installed on computers with Symantec AntiVirus and how we were able to disable SVS after the install to make the reboot issues go away.

This week, I found a FIX that lets you keep SVS and AntiVirus working together normally. I thought I would post it for any of you who were using the workaround before like I was.

The fix comes from this Symantec article which was listed in the SVS 2.1 SP2 release notes:

The summary of the cause in the article is:

  • This problem occurs because there is a limited amount of kernel space available for kernel drivers. If the operating system runs out of kernel space, then the computer displays a blue screen error message.
  • When Symantec AntiVirus File System Realtime Protection or Auto-Protect...