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Admin | 30 Jan 2006 | 0 comments

Q:
Dean asked, "Does SVS resolve software conflicts differently than Wise Package Studio? If so, how are they different?"

A:
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...

Admin | 30 Jan 2006 | 4 comments

Q:
Clark wrote, "I assume some applications don't work as well as others in a virtualized environment. Is there a list?"

A:
Great question, Clark. Applications and software that are tightly linked to the operating system, such as system drivers, OS patches, and Internet Explorer, and server-based applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Apache are not officially supported in SVS 2.0.

However, you'll want to frequently visit this Wiki article that shows users' experiences with both supported and unsupported applications virtualized with Altiris SVS.

Admin | 14 Nov 2005 | 3 comments

Q:
Craig asked: We are a SMS (Systems Management Server) shop, can you tell me the prerequisites to deploy virtual apps with SMS?

A:
Hi Craig. We haven't identified any prerequisites yet. But Altiris has assigned one of their top tech guys, Brent Bishop, to studying use of SVS with 3rd party management frameworks. SMS is Brent's priority and you should see a white paper within the next few months.