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FrankB | 21 Jun 2007 | 3 comments

I saw the article of Ives and went immediately to that site. But I was a bit annoyed with the advertisement and the way one had to connect.

Now, I'm one of the old guys who also experienced the IRC era, and had in the past an IRC Server running.

So why not one for SVS? It is cleaner, faster, and no advertisements :)

[Updated to include a download that allows access via any HTML Web browser.]

It's getting better, here is a Web page to access the IRC Server, so if you're behind a firewall, you're still be able to join the team:

Don't forget to add this site to your favorites.

To make it even simpler for you, I've made a GUI for SVS Chat.
It works via HTML, so you can connect also from work.
(Not recommended of course :)
Press CTRL & Space to hide it to the tray. (Bosskey)
And it is very tiny,...

FrankB | 06 Jun 2007 | 3 comments

iTunes is a program used to syncronize your iPod model with music you're storing on your PC. It relies on a few services that could (did for me) make virtualizing a problem. Here are steps I used to sucessfully virtualize my copy of iTunes.


Sorry, I'm not going to explain how to set up a virtual operating system (there's plenty of information already published on this topic).

  1. Ensure that SVS is installed in the virtual OS.
  2. Make sure the virtual OS is clean!
  3. Copy iTunes to the...
riva11 | 06 Jun 2007 | 0 comments

iTunes è un programma usato per sincronizzare il tuoi iPod con la musica memorizzata nel PC. iTunes si appoggia su alcuni servizi che possono causare dei problemi nella fase di virtualizzazione. Di seguito trovate alcuni passi che ho usato per virtualizzare con successo iTunes.


Mi dispiace, ma in questo articolo non spiegherò come configurare il sistema operativo virtuale (molte informazioni sono state già pubblicate in merito a questo argomento)

1. Assicurarsi che SVS sia installato nel OS virtuale.
2. Essere sicuri che il sistema operativo virtuale sia il più possibile pulito!
3. Copiare iTunes...

riva11 | 29 May 2007 | 15 comments

In this contribution I'll describe what I did for a local student association involved in educating the student community about Open Source software.

Learn how SVS became a key enabler to my preparation and presentation.

This association asked me to hold a training course where I would teach the students about some Open Source programs, like Open Office and others.

I found the student proposal really interesting, and for my point of view (to use open source programs everywhere) I was quick to agree to preparing and teaching the course.


The association asked me to run all programs in Windows XP (Home Edition) because the idea was to recreate the same system that is used by the students at home.

For this course, a training lab was prepared with seven computers with a basic Windows XP...

bsuggs | 16 May 2007 | 0 comments

When we certify an application, almost half of our time is spent on conflict resolution. With SVS we have been able to cut time for packaging an application almost in half by reducing the amount of time needed for conflict resolution and testing with conflicting applications. We have selected specific applications that we know causes us a lot of issues in conflict resolution or applications we feel will normally take a large amount of time to repackage.

We also feel that SVS will reduce helpdesk calls or at least speed up the time it takes to close a ticket. If a ticket is opened up with the helpdesk on an SVS application, the support teams are able to quickly evaluate the issue and if they feel the layer needs to be reset it can be done quickly with little downtime for the user. In some cases we are saving hours in reinstall time by simply...

trb48 | 07 May 2007 | 1 comment

I would like to create layers for licensed programs. I would also like to give the end user access to the Admin Console, so they can create their own layers if they would like. But, I don't want them to be able to export some of the layers that I created (because of licensing issues). Is there some way to prevent layers from being exported?


With SVS 2.x, you must be a local Admin equivalent in order to do an export. There is no way prevent an Admin from being able to do an Export, nor is it possible to delegate Export to a non-Admin. In Lightning (SVS 3.0), we intend to make all SVS layer functions explicitly assignable (or deniable), to any user or group.

Admin | 30 Apr 2007 | 10 comments

Roie asked, "In my teaching I run a lot of programs from the Windows command line. (Hmmm, wonder how I will do that in Vista?) I have set up a data layer with folders for all my class labs, and an app layer for each development tool -- Dev-C++ for example.

This morning, I was working up a demo C++ program that creates a local file. Dev-C++ and the lab data area are both activated. Dev-C++ is building program files correctly and I can see them fine. The demo program is run from the command prompt and seems to run fine. It writes a named file, closes it, reopens it and reads what was written and prints it back out. Everything works fine. Only problem is that the new file does not show up in the directory listing - even though the application can find it. In searching through the layer properties, I see the new file in the folder as part of the RW layer, and the program files created by Dev-C++ are all in the RO layer. The application can see the...

tfronza | 28 Apr 2007 | 4 comments

Every computer setup requires its own unique combination of applications. Most, however, start with a core set that includes the basic necessities. Here are a few suggestions from Juice reader Tom Fronza.

Knowing what to have on a BASE BUILD machine is always a good practice. It gives your team a guide of what to have on the "Build PC".

For us at TAX we have two build PCs. One with Windows and Patches and One with Windows and Patches Plus MS Office 2003. That way, when we need to have an application with Office hooks we can easily do it.

Thanks - Tom Fronza

Editor's note: Additional info from Scott Jones added 4/28/07:

A lot of comments about SVS package building have pointed out the convenience of using virtual machines, especially when you want to have multiple baselines like Tom discusses. I think we all agree that's a great idea, but something just happened to me last week that I wanted to share.

I've been using pretty much the...

Thunder-man | 26 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

Would you like to get to your favorite SVS Admin tool with a double-click of the VSA? Thunder-man outlines the steps you can take to set up your system so double clicking any VSA will open Advanced Layer-Maker so you can quickly delve into the depths of managing your software archives.

If we double click on a *.vsa file, it should open SVS Admin.
(But nothing happens).

We can change this.

I'll give a description for my favorite tool, Advanced Layer-Maker *gg*.

Open Windows Explorer

rajat | 19 Apr 2007 | 3 comments

Restoring your Virtualized Apps when there is no way of recovering their registry settings is a difficult scenario. Here's some help.

Imagine a case where you had been prudent enough to save your File Redirect location on another drive (eg. D:\fslrdr), but your system drive (eg. C:\) crashed/formatted/over-written by a corrupt image (anything that renders the registry un-recoverable).

Now you want to salvage the layers which have your hard-work saved in them.

Here's a step-by-step approach:

  • Rename D:\fslrdr to D:\fslrdr_0 (or anything else)
  • Re-create the layer by capturing its installation afresh (yes, this step isn't avoidable now considering the registry is lost).
  • Make sure to as closely match the new settings (the settings are the most common content of program registry) to the ones you had in...