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Jordan | 08 Oct 2009 | 7 comments

SWV 6.1 Service Pack 1 (build 6.1.5104) is now available for the public. 

For existing Customers (you have a license key) you can download it at our public download site.
For new Customers (those that don't have a license key) can download it from the trial ware site.

This build adds support for Windows 7 as well as two new features: Partial Activate and Profile Excludes. 
See the Release Notes for more information

Changes
A Small Change to Patch in SWV 6.1 SP1

New Features
SWV's New Instant On Registry Hive and Other...

Jordan | 29 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

There's been a minor update to the behavior of applying a Layer Patch Archive (VPA) in Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP1.  When you apply a VPA to a layer either in place or new layer with the option to port over the user SID areas any link files (.LNK) in the Read-Write Sub-layer will get deleted.

We made this change because of how certain applications behaved when applying updates. In some instances new shortcuts were laid down up the update or the location old ones were pointing at changed, which would cause a conflict between the updated Read-Only Sub-layer and the old information in the Read-Write Sub-Layer.

For the most part this change should be transparent to everyone as the only scenario where you're not going to have all the LNK files in the Read-Only Sub-layer is when you have a custom shortcut in the Read-Write Sub-layer.

This change only affects the Apply Patch process and won't invalidate any existing VPAs you may already...

riva11 | 19 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

An interesting news coming from Microsoft that will not release a third service pack for Windows Server 2003.

Chrissy House, Windows Server Operation Manager, declared  “We have received inquiries from our customers and partners on whether or not there will be a need for a Service Pack 3 for Windows Server 2003. Microsoft will not have a SP3 release for Windows Server 2003".
Also the Extended Support for Windows 2000 Server will end on July 13, 2010, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 will move on to extended support phase after July 13, 2010.

Source :Support changes coming July 2010 for Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003

 

riva11 | 21 Aug 2009 | 7 comments

In this post I'd like to give you some information where to locate old software. You wonder, why do I need to look for an old programs ? 
The answer is you need to run the old version for some reason.  For example the newer program is not really better than the previous one, or there are so many issues that you prefer to use the old version instead of upgrading to the latest version.
Other examples could be in case you are a programmer and you need to test a program with other application in many different versions , for example, Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0.0, 1.5.0.7, etc. or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, 6.0...

The main problem could be locating the different program versions, usually on the website of the majority of software companies you find easily only the current version. For this...

AndyN | 14 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Attention all Altiris User Group members and fans of the Symantec ManageThis band located anywhere near Cleveland, OH!

We are holding a HUGE regional User Group meeting on Friday, October 2 in conjunction with the finals of the 2009 Corporate Battle of the Bands . Key members of the Altiris Product Management team will be presenting several technical sessions and answering your questions. Come prepared to learn, network, and have a great time!

Here's the schedule and links to register (you must RSVP for each event you want to attend)

  • Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm: REGISTER 
    BBQ feast, drinks and entertainment at our private party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
     
  • Friday, October 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm: ...
riva11 | 09 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

In the article " Dumb Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat " by Gregg Keizer published on Computerworld, there are many comment about a  chart Microsoft provided to a Wall Street Journal columnist.
This chart shows which versions of Windows and XP can be upgraded to Windows 7 without perform a "clean installation" , in other words a backup before the update and a restore to rebuild the user environment.
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More detailes :  Dumb Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat

riva11 | 03 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

One step behind from Microsoft. In fact last month announced that the new Operative System Windows 7 will be released in Europe without Internet Explorer. Now the new proposal is offer a choice to customers about the internet browser. 

Extract from Windows 7 and Browser Choice in Europe article :

Shortly after new Windows PCs are set up by the user, Microsoft will update them over the Internet with a consumer ballot software program. If IE is the default browser, the user will be presented with a list of other leading browsers and invited to select one or more for installation. Technically, this consumer ballot screen will be presented as a Web page that can be updated over time as new browsers become available

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riva11 | 24 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

The Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 has been released for x32 and x64 systems. This Release supports new hardware devices and additional software improvements.

In the previous release was available only 5 languages (English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish), see the post Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released , now this package the service pack supports 36 languages.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

More details and documentation are available on Technet :

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Jordan | 22 Jul 2009 | 14 comments

SWV 6.1 Maintenance Pack 1 (build 6.1.4108) is now available for the public. 

For existing Customers (you have a license key) you can download it at our public download site.
For new Customers (those that don't have a license key) can download it from the trial ware site.

Many new features have been added since SVS 2.1 so for those of you not following along earlier here's a list:
Overviews
Symantec Endpoint Virtualisation Almost Open for Customers! Read the First Review 
The New SWVAdmin
Changes
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riva11 | 26 May 2009 | 3 comments

The Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 has been released for x32 and x64 systems.  Service Pack 2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that supports new kinds of hardware and emerging hardware standards, and includes all updates delivered since SP1.

Download links :