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Scott Jones | 19 Jul 2007 | 6 comments

Software Virtualization Solution 2.1 HotFix 1 has been posted to the Altiris Knowledgebase. This HotFix includes fixes for three blue screens reported to Microsoft via the Online Crash Analysis system. All SVS customers should use this update.

If you ever have a crash in Windows -- with any product, not just Altiris/Symantec -- please click "Yes" when asked if you want to send the crash info to Microsoft! There is no quicker way to get defect details to a software vendor so they can fix the problem, often before other customers ever see it.

Also included in the HotFix is a registry cache enhancement that preserves correct operation of SVS when used with Scense on terminal servers.

Admin | 22 Jun 2007 | 3 comments

Another chapter of the Altiris-sponsored eBook, "The Definitive Guide to Vista Migration" is now available for download.

This chapter focuses on one of the most challenging aspects of Vista migration: application or program preparation and migration. Get the download details here.

You can download Chapter 6 here.

Chapter 6: Excerpt

This is the goal of this chapter: to help you develop a structured application management strategy that will help ensure you are always compliant in terms of usage and licensing as well as responding to business needs. To do so, this chapter provides a structured look at each activity related to application management. These include:

  • Windows Vista features in support of application operation...
trb48 | 16 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

I ran across this really good article today. It talks about how you can use SVS to manage application compatibility.

Here is a juicy tid-bit from the article:

"...you should seriously consider moving to software virtualization during your Vista migration. Software virtualization allows you to package applications once and only once to deploy them to your PCs. Virtualized applications do not touch the operating system so your systems stay pristine at all times."

Take a look, it should be well worth your time!

Here is the link to the article:
How To Manage Windows Vista Application Compatibility