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Installing the Workspace Virtualization Agent

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To virtualize software on the endpoints, you install the Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent. By default, only the command-line tool is installed. Symantec recommends that you also install the Admin tool on the client computers. The Admin tool lets you view and manage layers using the GUI program, and verify the changes that you make to the layers. You can install the Admin tool in the following ways:

  • In the Symantec Management Console, modify the command line in the Install SWV agents managed delivery policy before you install the Workspace Virtualization Agent.

  • Install additional components using the Programs and Features dialog box on the Control Panel on the client computer. For example, you can use this method if the Workspace Virtualization Agent is already installed on a client computer.

  • Install the SWV agent manually, and choose to install Admin tool in the Wizard.

    For more information on this method, see the Symantec Workspace Virtualization User Guide.

This task is a step in the process for installing software into a virtual layer.

See Delivering a new version of software using Software Workspace Virtualization

To modify the Workspace Virtualization Agent installation command line

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software.

  2. In the left pane, under Deliverable Software, click Software Releases, and then, in the middle pane, double-click Symantec Workspace Virtualization agent 6.1 SP8 (32 bit).

  3. In the dialog box that opens, on the Package tab, under Command lines, double-click Install - no UI.

  4. In the Add or Edit Command Line dialog box, in the Command line box, add ,SVS_Admin at the end of the command line as follows:

    Symantec_Workspace_Virtualization.exe /s SWV.ADDLOCAL=Altiris_NS,SVS_Admin

  5. Click OK.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Repeat the steps and do the same for the Symantec Workspace Virtualization agent 6.1 SP8 (64 bit) software release.

To install the Workspace Virtualization Agent using the Symantec Management Console

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Actions menu, click Agents/Plug-ins > Rollout Agents/Plug-ins.

  2. In the left pane, expand Software > Software Management > Workspace Virtualization, and then click Install SWV agents.

  3. (Optional) In the right pane, configure the settings according to your needs.

    For example, under Schedule, you can modify the compliance check schedule so that the agent is deployed sooner; and under Applied to, you can change the target so that the agent is deployed only to the computers in your test environment or a pilot group.

  4. Turn on the policy.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  5. Click Save changes.

To run the Symantec Workspace Virtualization admin tool

  • To access the Workspace Virtualization admin tool, on the computer with the Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent installed, click the Windows Start button, and then click All Programs > Symantec > Workspace > Virtualization > Symantec Workspace Virtualization Admin.