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riva11 | 08 May 2009 | 2 comments

If you want to know if your computer is ready for the new Microsoft Windows 7, there is a tool called Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta, released from Microsoft that help you to perform a check on your computer and give you the answer.

As described in the Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta , Brief Description :
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC's system, programs and devices to check if it's able to run Windows 7. After a few minutes, the report will let you know if your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices, and will also provide guidance on your upgrade options to Windows 7.

Please note that is required the NET 2.0 Framework.

Link : ...

erikw | 01 May 2009 | 6 comments

As already had expected, the Windows 7 Release Candidate build (build 7100) has been leaked ahead of an official release by Microsoft.

I received confirmation early on Wednesday that build 7100 had been finalized and noticed early this morning that both the 32-bit and 64-bit flavors had been leaked to various P2P networks. Fake downloads had appeared yesterday but these were quickly removed. The latest downloads appear to be genuine
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The Release to manufacturing Windows 7 can be found on various...

erikw | 01 May 2009 | 3 comments

The release date of Windows 7 will be 23 of October 2009. This was told by the official spokesmen of Acer.

Acer has confirmed that Windows 7 will be available pre-loaded on their new all-in-one Z5600 PC from the 23 October 2009, not by the end of January 2010 as Microsoft has been previously suggesting.

Although some rumours have put the OS' release closer to the end of 2009, Microsoft has yet to officially confirm that the software will be launched sooner than the 3-years-after-Vista timescale.

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riva11 | 18 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

An other contribution for the USB Swiss Army Knife posts ( see list below ).  Are you a nomade IT admins ? Do you need to check quickly software update on a desktop , laptop or workstations ?

The Update Notifier made by  is a good solution to check the software installed on a client and compare to the latest version available on internet.  This tool is free for private and business, you can store on your USB memory key and run everywhere without any installation. 

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Link : Update Notifier

See the other USB Swiss Army Knife tools :

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Jordan | 07 Apr 2009 | 7 comments

Since the 6.1 Beta we've made a change with how Single Program Capture behaves in SWV 6.1 that you'll either love or hate depending on how you look at this news.  Let me start out by saying that we believe this is how Single Program Capture should behave so this is a bug fix.

Previously with SVS is you tried to capture Adobe CS3 products (not sure about CS4), as well as some other applications, using their Setup.exe installer the capture would end before the actual install actually started, the workaround was to launch a command prompt and then launch Setup.exe from the command line or do a silent install.  The issue at hand was certain child processes were being ignored, more on this is a bit, so when Setup.exe actually launched the installer we didn't track that and when Setup.exe exited we'd stop capture because the process we were tracking had ended and we didn't track the child process.  With the changes in 6.1 this is no longer the case as we now...

Jordan | 31 Mar 2009 | 19 comments

Some of you may notice when you upgrade from any version of SVS to SWV 6.1 that WMI doesn't work.  This is a known issue that we found late in the test cycle but it's very easy to workaround.  What's happening is basically the WMI provider isn't getting registered and the old one is gone (we've moved the install path of SWV).  So there are 3 options to fix this issue:

1) Uninstall SVS and do a clean install of SWV 6.1
2) After the upgrade run a repair on SWV 6.1 via Add or Remove Programs.
3) Run the following Batch commands:
regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\SvsWmi.dll" /s
mofcomp "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\SvsWmi.mof"

And just as a reminder, this is only for upgrades not clean installs.  And if neither of these workaround do solve WMI issues with 6.1 upgrades please post in the comments section.

Jordan | 24 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

We recently released a Hotfix for SVS 2.1 SP 2 that resolves an issue with many network drivers not being able to install when an SVS layer is active.  You can download the update from our KB or from our trial-ware portal.  If, for some reason, this doesn't resolve the issue described above please reply to this post with the name of the driver you're trying to install and, if you have a paid support contract, contact support about the issue.

Scott Jones | 06 Mar 2008 | 2 comments

Software Virtualization Solution 2.1 Professional Rev. A is now available for download on the Altiris download site! SVS Pro combines application streaming with virtualization to provide a comprehensive solution for rapid, reliable application delivery -- anywhere, any time. "Deploy without downloading – Execute without installing."

The elevator pitch:

SVS Professional abstracts applications from the operating system so that they can very rapidly and reliably be delivered to end users, either with the included application streaming system or with any traditional Electronic Software Delivery system. Applications become highly portable between machines and do not conflict with each other or with pre-existing, coventionally-installed software...

tneubauer | 20 Feb 2008 | 2 comments

With the advent of Vista SP1 Microsoft has removed the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) from the mix. You cannot even install GPMC after you upgrade to SP1.

Read on to learn how to regain control with a cool little package we like to call SVS.

You can install Adminpack.msi on Vista, but with reduced functionality.

RSAT is not yet available, so how do you perform GPO management from a Vista SP1 machine?

SVS! - You simply create a .vsa for GPMC.msi and/or Adminpack.msi on a Windows XP machine. Export the layer and import it on your Vista SP1 machine.

You now have all of your management tools available again.

Thank you SVS!

Scott Jones | 23 Aug 2007 | 14 comments

Software Virtualization Solution 2.1 HotFix 2 has been posted to the Altiris Knowledgebase. This HotFix includes several stability fixes and is recommended for all SVS customers. This is a cumulative update, so includes everything from HotFix 1.


  • Workaround for a Microsoft registry defect that could result in a blue screen when certain registry functions are called
  • Fix for an IIS compatibility issue -- Note: IIS is still not supported in an SVS layer! However, a forthcoming release of Wise Installation Studio requires SVS and IIS to be installable together on the same PC.
  • Fixes for memory leaks that could result in impaired system performance over time
  • Fixes problem with printers becoming unavailable...