Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Altiris SVS

I'm starting to become a real fan of Software Virtualisation Solution of Altiris (now owned by Symantec).

I already run 'Launchy' using SVS for some time. Today, I tried running the new VisionApp Remote Desktop tool using SVS. Since I did not have the correct .Net version, I had to somehow make this version available for the installation wizard. Here's the procedure I followed:
  1. Download .Net v2 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en)
  2. Close Outlook if it is open.
  3. Create a new layer (VisionApp RD) and install the downloaded executable.
  4. Test the layer.

  5. Download the VisionApp RD tool (http://www.visionapp.com/141.0.html?)
  6. Select to update the layer created before (we will change the name later).
  7. Install RD
  8. Start the layer to test the installation
It works perfectly!  This is also the first time I test RD from VisionApp and I can tell you it is amazing, especially when you visit different environments all the time and don't want to remember IP addresses and account information.

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