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Virtualizing the dot Net Framework

Created: 25 Aug 2008 • Updated: 08 Feb 2013 | 12 comments
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Virtualizing the dot Net Framework seems to be an issue for many. Following the tip from ErikW, have a look at this video presentation and you'll see that it isn't as tough as it sounds.

Have fun, FrankB

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Hi Frank

Thank you for this interesting video tutorial. I have two follow up questions:

First, I thought that OS components (like .NET) aren't supported (or it's not even recommended) to be virtualized?

Second, why do we need an older SVS version for this capture?

Thanks
Roland

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1) They're not, however that doesn't mean you can't try them but Symantec support won't help you from issues that arise from doing so. There are a lot of Juice articles on how to deal with non-supported issues. We don't know of any bad issues with .Net in a layer (we don't know of any benefits either outside of portability) but it's not something that has been thoroughly tested against.

2)The reason you need an older version is simply the install errors out on newer versions. You can still use any VSA package with with the current version of SVS (SP2) because the file structure is more or less the same, however the driver and library are both very different which is where the problem happens.

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Hi I have been trying to install .Net Framework 2.0 in SVS and it fails about half way saying that a dll fine is already installed. This layer is being created on a VPC 2007 with just Windows XP Sp2 installed.

Has anyone had success creating a SVS layer for version 2.0 or is it a "Driver" problem?

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andycomp

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.Net 2.X and above won't capture in the current build of SVS which is why Frank mentioned using an older version in his video.

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It is not supported, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try.
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The second question is answered by Jordan ;)
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For capturing dot net you need SVS with the version number 2069.

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Hi Erikw

I have version 2.1.2081 (which I found in the Windows Contro Panel, not the SVS Admin, About) and I was just about to try 2.1 SP2, so do you mean that I need an older version to install .Net and if so where do I get this version?

Why would I need to use an older version - must have missed that article...

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Packaging is normally done on a clean machine, and i preferre VMware for that.
So it should be no problem to use a older svs version for capturing.
But there are other way's to do this.
The older SVS version cann be supplied by me or Jordan. Or Scott Jones.
But there are several people who have .net virtualized.
So if somebody has it, suppley it to Andycomp.
I will take a look in my collection for you.

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Actually Eric I've recently found that many older versions are still avalible via the Altitis KB. https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=29519&p=1

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Jordan, your tip managed it to get a supreme location in my bookmarks.
It is to bad that we cann not build a lyare of SVS, because i switch often.
Thanxsssss for this very good tip...

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There are even more versions available here

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