Dean asked, "Does SVS resolve software conflicts differently than Wise Package Studio? If so, how are they different?"
Hi Dean. ConflictManager (a component of Wise Package Studio) provides functionality for detecting and resolving conflicts prior to deployment, by tracking all desktop components (applications, drivers, base images, etc.) in a database called the Wise Software Repository. Conflict Manager then compares all of these components to identify potential conflicts, and provides guidance on optimizing your software packages. For conventional installers like MSIs, that could mean changing packages so that each application uses the same version of any shared components.
With SVS, conflicts are avoided by running each application from its own virtual layer. Each application always uses its own versions of any shared resources -- both files and registry keys, thereby avoiding software conflicts...