With the release of 6.1 SP4 we’ve introduced the new XPF format that provides improved import, export and streaming performance but if you’ve already got a lot of VSAs converting them all can be a pain.
With VSAtoXPF you have the option to quickly convert all the VSAs in a given location into XPF files by either SWV or Wise Virtual Composer (WVC)
The differences between the two are that WVC creates a repository where all the information for creating a Streaming Upgrade package as well as the ability to apply a Composer Template (XPT file) during the conversion process. And an advantage of using this tool over WVC's command line is that VSAtoXPF cleans up any layer converted in virtulzation, an import is required and composer's CLI doesn't delete after converting.
If no specific XPT is specified WVC always applies a default template, the only real change in this template is that the layer setting Activate on System Startup will be set. If you don’t wish for this to happen then use the switch /cleanXPT.
XPFs created with this tool will be saved in the same location as your VSAs.
Wise Virtual Composer (if converting via composer)
Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP4 or greater
/mode or /m -- The method to convert the VSAs. Valid arguemnts are SWV or Composer.
/vsapath or /vsa -- The path to where the VSAs are stored. XPFs will also be saved here.
/searchSubDir-- Tells VSAtoXPF to convert alls VSAs in the subdirectories of /VSApath.
The following switches are for the composer mode only:
/templatepath or /template -- The location for the XPT path, leave blank for composer default.xpt.
/cleanXPT -- Tells program to make a copy of default.XPT with all layer information removed.
Note: /templatepath and /cleanXPT cannot be used togethor
VSAtoXPF /m swv /vsa C:\VSAStore
VSAtoXPF /m swv /vsa C:\VSAStore /searchSubDir
VSAtoXPF /m composer /vsa C:\VSAStore /cleanXPT
VSAtoXPF /m composer /vsa C:\VSAStore /template C:\templates\myTemplate.XPT