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riva11 | 29 Sep 2008 | 5 comments

Have you ever asked what is the best freeware program to use in place of your best commercial application?

Now the answer is found in the OSALT website. The mission for this site is to collect information and compare open source and commercial programs. The result is a large archive of many commercial programs and the freeware alternative.

Open vs. Closed
Find open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products. Browse through our software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software.

It can be really useful to discover open source software alternatives to well- known commercial software.

Link : OSALT

Suggested Freeware Portal sites :

  • EOS Director ( Enterprise Open Source Directory ) : http...
CondorMan | 24 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

RegMon lets you see all Registry activity in real-time. This can be helpful if you want to find out what application settings are read from what registry values, etc. So that you can script registry changes to standardize your application.

You can find out more at

FrankB | 12 Sep 2008 | 2 comments

As promised, we have added some extra features. One of those promises was Custom Icons.

We've implemented that now:

As you see there are Global and Per Layer Icon settings possible.

Download the new version here.

Have Fun, FrankB

FrankB | 24 Jul 2008 | 3 comments

New: Major Gui Redesign
Fix: Rename layer
New: Layer Tooltips

How Does it work:

When starting it checks if you're a Administrative user and allows the program.
It also checks if you're an Corporate user, and will switch off some options.
It'll check if you are using Altiris Virtual Software Solution V2.1.2083 or higher, lower and it will tell you to update with the possibility to click on a Link towards the download at Altiris.

Here Goes:

Activate Layer
Deactivate layer
Reset Layer
Rename Layer...

FrankB | 28 May 2008 | 15 comments

Do you have a Virtual Application you want to share with your friends or colleagues? But you're not sure if any private information is given to them also?

Don't you want to distibute your layers to your environment in a clean state?

Make them smaller to ensure lower bandwidth usage?

Did you just Capture a new Virtual Application, and you want a clean export?

Here's your solution!

With (Portable) Slim Layer Exporter you can export your Layers in a clean and small state. Your userdata (Registry/Disk) won't be included in the Exported Layer.

Download it here.

P.S. U3 Version is also available.

Version v1.1
Added: Extensive exporting error reporting.

erikw | 21 Jan 2008 | 0 comments

One of the upmost valuable add-ons for SVS in my opinion is DVS4SBC. DVS4SBC manages to make SVS:
Fully multi-user aware, with improved memory management,
and improved user registry handling.

DVS4SBC handles normal SVS2.1 layers. Now you can get the most out of your terminal servers or Citrix environment.

And it is now available for a 30-day trial.

Please be aware of the following:

If you use SVS in a Citrix environment you need SVS4TS licenses. These are available at your local Altiris vendor.

DVS4SBC licenses can be bought directly, or through our partners. If you are a Altiris Implementation specialist and you wish to resell DVS4SBC, DVS, or DVSx64, please go to our partner page, and fill out the partner application form.

All this can be found on
If you wish to have more information, please do not hesitate to...

Scott Jones | 11 Jan 2008 | 7 comments

Resetting an SVS layer to recover from an application problem is a quick path to resolving a help desk ticket. Although there may be user settings in the registry lost when the app gets reverted to its standard baseline, that's a whole lot less disruptive to the end user than troubleshooting for hours or days and perhaps ultimately uninstalling and re-installing the app, which will likely lose your user settings anyway.

Regardless, SVS customers want the "holy grail" of a completely non-disruptive "fixit" sort of function that reliably corrects any app malfunction w/o the end user having to do anything at all to set the app back up with their configuration and customizations. Microsoft Office (esp. Outlook) is the ultimate use case here, as it has jillions of user-configurable settings found all over the place in the UI (and all stored in...

Scott Jones | 12 Dec 2007 | 1 comment

Another great Web community -- Novell Cool Solutions -- has posted a tool that makes it simple to set up Altiris Virtual Software Packages for delivery via a distinguished Altiris competitor -- Novell ZENworks. We know that plenty of people out there (including several otherwise Altiris customers) are using ZENworks, so wanted to share the love.

From the doc (translated from French): "ZENVSA allows distributing virtualized applications created with Altiris Software Virtualization Solution, in cooperation with ZENworks For Desktop (ZFD)."

Get ZENVSA here:

R-Vijay | 14 Nov 2007 | 1 comment

The Shortcut Guide to Selecting the Right Virtualization Solution, authored by Greg Shields, has just been released!

Check this link to download the first chapter.

Editor's Note: This e-book is focused on system-level virtualization in the data canter. Application virtualization is mentioned briefly.

fbuonvino | 16 Jul 2007 | 5 comments

I'll never forget a needlepoint carefully hung on the wall of a friend. It read, "Our Home: Clean enough to be healthy but dirty enough to be happy."

Juice contributor fbuonvino points out that the same philosophy should hold true when using registry cleaning tools to tidy up a machine that's housing virtualized applications.

Special care should be taken during registry cleaning on a machine using SVS. A program like Registry Booster or similar, normally used to clean a registry of errors, wrong paths, and open links could possibly mistake registry entries belonging to virtual applications as problems to be dealt with -- if the application is not currently activated.

You could easily verify the problem by making two scans, one with your virtual applications activated and another with those same applications not activated.