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Java Runtime Environment 5 Layer Definition File

Created: 07 Sep 2011 • Updated: 04 Apr 2013 | 2 comments
Balasubramanian Palaniappan's picture
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The Java Runtime Environment 5 Layer Definition File (LDF) provides a mechanism for customers of Symantec Workspace Virtualization to create the Virtual Application Layer and package without the need to capture the installation.


- Symantec Workspace Virtualization v6.4 SP7 or greater
- Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool. Download.


The steps for creating the 

Java Runtime Environment 5 Layer are very straight-forward.

1. Extract the download that accompanies this article to your desktop.
2. Double-Click the .EXE file. This will invoke swvldf.exe (Layer Definition Tool) with the proper parameters to create the Java Runtime Environment 5 Layer.

NOTE: As a safety precaution, right click the extracted .exe file, select properties and check the "Digital Signatures" tab and ensure that "Symantec Corporation" appears in the Signature List. If the .EXE is not digitially signed with the Symantec Certificate do not run the executable on your system.

Supported OS Platforms

Java Runtime Environment 6 Virtualized has been tested and validated to work on the following OS platforms:

Windows XP SP3 X

Required Files

The LDF will download the following files:

7 Zip command line utility - this is required to expand the Java Runtime Environment 6 Installer

Java Runtime Environment Installer

If the swvldf.exe tool is unable to download these files, click the above links and save the files to a directory named "downloads" in the same directory where the *.LDF file resides before running the .bat file.

Change Log

Date Version Description
9/5/2011 Upload of Java 5 update 11. (Also refered to as Java 1.5_11)

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Jason Gallas's picture

Does the support for only XP mean that this has only been tested in XP or is there some underlying dependency based upon XP so that it can't work in Windows 7?

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karl_bunnell's picture

It will not build on Win7, however, it may be possible to build the layer on XP, export it as XPF, then import on Win7 system. I've not tested that scenario.

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