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tech9 | 14 Jun 2007 | 1 comment

If you're like me, sometimes it takes a series of screen captures to help me grasp a difficult concept. Juice reader/contributor tech9 has taken the time to document the process of capturing an application to an SVS layer. Maybe I'll "get it" this time around. Thanks tech9!

Execute SVS and click File, Create New Layer.

Click to view.

Next, take the default, “install application” option and click next.

Click to view.

tneubauer | 11 Jun 2007 | 5 comments

If you have attempted to install the Windows Server 2003 Admin Pack onto a Vista client you know that it does not function. You can solve this problem by virtualizing the Admin Pack on a XP machine, exporting and then importing the .vsa on your Vista machine.

Admin | 22 Nov 2006 | 0 comments

Listen in as host Brian Madden explores the application streaming possibilities using products from Altiris and AppStream. In this podcast, Madden -- a Washington DC based consultant -- explores SVS and AppStream from his unique perspective.

Click here to tune in.

Brian's Program Notes:

Most people know that Softricity has offered application virtualization and streaming capabilities for Citrix and Terminal Servers for years. More recently they've extended their solution to desktops. And then of course Citrix's upcoming Project Tarpon will also enable application streaming to both servers and desktops.

Desktop streaming and application virtualization is evolving the conversation about how applications are delivered in general. And when...

Admin | 04 Oct 2006 | 1 comment

Altiris announced today that that AppStream has formally joined their developer program and has updated their application streaming technology to fully leverage Altiris' Software Virtualization Solution.

In a nutshell, this alliance will give IT organizations the ability use AppStream 5.1 to provide instant delivery and activation of applications virtualized by Altiris® SVS™ software.

AppStream technology provides efficient and flexible streaming to deliver on-demand applications to the desktop. The combination of SVS with AppStream technology offers IT organizations the following benefits:

  • Increased control of software environments
  • More efficient service with true on-demand application delivery and software repair
  • Flexibility to quickly move users and applications between computers
  • Reduced software license costs
  • Reduced testing and help desk costs through conflict-free software operations

Read the full...

Admin | 04 Oct 2006 | 0 comments

Pop in your ear-buds, make yourself comfortable, and learn more about AppStream and how it integrates with SVS in this 29-minute podcast sponsored by Virtual Strategy Magazine.

Tune in here.

Altiris Product Manager Scott Jones teams up with AppStream Product Manager Brian Duckering to cover the following topics:

  • Streaming vs Virtualization
  • Altiris SVS Overview
  • AppStream Overview
  • Streaming Performance
  • HTTP Streaming and Management
  • Streaming MSI files
  • Application Re-Packaging
  • Software Management and Licensing
  • Cost Savings through License Pooling
  • Partnership and the VDI Alliance
  • De-coupling OS from Apps and Data
  • IT...
Admin | 21 Sep 2006 | 0 comments

Listen to the latest from Altiris and AppStream about how virtualization and application streaming naturally complement each other to deliver on-demand software.

Listen to the archived Webcast here.

Learn how software virtualization:

  • Reduces the cost of deploying and maintaining applications
  • Peacefully coexists with, and adds value to, other forms of virtualization
  • Combined with software streaming, improves end-user experience and productivity, and further reduces demand on IT resources

Admin | 28 Aug 2006 | 1 comment

Gint wrote, "we have a couple of Cisco Java apps that conflict; they require different Java versions. I installed not understanding how exactly to do this. A web page on the Cisco site has Ver X and Ver. Y. Do I need to uninstall Internet Explorer and make 2 versions with separate X and Y plug-ins? Then users need to Trinket to one or the other based on what page they will hit?"

Hi, Gint. Since SVS virtualizes application resources (files and regkeys), different versions for Java Runtime Environment (JRE) can coexist at the same time on the same machine. The JRE for version is posted on the public SVSDownloads page and is a good example of how to do this:


Admin | 03 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

Alex Barrett, Executive Editor of Storage Media Group, does SVS right in this article. Alex explains application virtualization as it relates to Wyse running VMware virtual desktops on its terminals. This strategy gives IT managers another approach to desktop virtualization.

Here are a few of the Juicier bits:

Back at Wellspan, Defelice has found that SVS is a great way to manage the problem of incompatible versions of Microsoft Access. "We might have 60 to 70 different Access databases all created with different versions," Defelice said. "It's a real pain." Wellspan has virtualized several versions of Access, which it loads on to end users' PCs when they need to open an older database. "That way, we can be sure that databases associated with a particular version always get started up with the correct...

Admin | 03 May 2006 | 0 comments

Karsten asked, "Do you have some details how to deal with applications that require different Java versions? I've heard that we can handle this but how exactly? From my understanding each Java runtime needs to be part of the appropriate application layer, right?"

That's one way (the simplest). Or the apps need to be called using our EXEC command line option, which makes it run as if in the same layer as the Java version needed -- more efficient when you have lots of apps.

A third option (for apps in the base), is to launch the apps from a script/batch file/etc. that is in the corresponding Java layer.

Admin | 31 Mar 2006 | 0 comments

Chris wrote: If running an application that will not work with XP SP2 (only SP1), can it run in SP2 in a layer? I suspect it depends on what the incompatibility is. If it is a file conflict between the app and SP2 (eg SP2 updates a DLL and the app only works with a previous version of the DLL), it should be OK, correct?

Good thinking, Chris.

The product install may not include all of the dependencies, so some things may need to be copied in manually after the capture. WPS ConflictManager would help identify exactly what files need to be included in the VSP to achieve the desired result. This is yet another example of the synergy between Wise and SVS!