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...