Software Virtualization Solution (SVS)

Software Virtualization Solution (SVS)

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.3076
  • Total Downloads:
    120,017
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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5 stars

"Great tool for traceless uninstall of any software"

January 20, 2011  |  By bittutor

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.1.2084

Pros

I use it on Windows XP, and is much faster than the new Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV) tool! Use this lic. code for free personal use (free): b6c5a-wiy8u-e89de-c3cv4

Cons

Simpler and not so feature-rich GUI than that of SWV.

Summary

Don't forget to set global excludes (Edit - Edit Global Excludes) for your data drives/directories (and subdirs!), otherwise you get pretty strange behaviour - files or file modifications disappearing, etc.

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4 stars

"Great tool if you like to repackage manually"

March 02, 2008  |  By bodywave

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.1.2084

Pros

I don't have much need for app virtualization which I can't satisfy more easily with BufferZone or SandboxIE. I just like to use SVS to monitor installers so I can repackage them from scratch. I've used WinInstall, Prism, MS SMS, and various other monitoring tools which are designed for repackaging, but they all assume that I want to start with their auto-generated packages and modify. I prefer to start with an empty package and add everything so I know exactly what's happening and I don't overlook anything suspicious or unnecessary. Those repackagers don't provide the kind of visibility I need for doing this. With SVS, it's easy to inspect captured layers.

Cons

Many people have a problem with the spartan GUI which comes with SVS, and there are several community-developered front-ends which address this, but I'm not so much bothered by the simplicity of the GUI as much as I am by the clumsiness of what's there. Menus and labels are just awkwardly worded and named. For a new or infrequent user, it's far too easy to come away with the conclusion that the product just doesn't work.

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1 stars

"Can't install!!"

August 25, 2007  |  By rafffeee

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.1.2084

Cons

For the product key, I am delivered a file named yourfile.aspx I can find no way to use this for the product key. So, I completely unable to install the program.

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4 stars

"OK"

July 11, 2007

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.1.2069

Pros

all

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1 stars

"Where this the serial?"

February 02, 2007  |  By locoporweb

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution 2 SP1

Pros

None!

Cons

at this time it is impossible to install, the altiris doesn't supply serial!!

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3 stars

"Good for program evaluation, but be careful..."

November 13, 2006  |  By kwting

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution 2 SP1

Pros

It's good if for software test and those programs do not need to create user data files. I use it to install download software and test, if I want to keep it permanently, I will remove it and install in normal way. But if you install programs which will create user data files, be carefull .... (see cons)

Cons

Few weeks before, I install the visuall foxpro and re-develop my client's program. Later I remove the foxpro, but unluckily, all my works are gone.

Test has been done... You install program inside SVS, and then you make some user file (flash, html, etc whatever you like), if you deactivate the program from SVS, all your works are missing, but return back when you activate it again. That's mean you can not get your most recent files if you deactivate the program. Therefore be sure you backup your files in a safe place before you remove the program from SVS, otherwise you lost everything. I am the good example, I do all the development and I remove foxpro from SVS, result is I lost all my works.

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5 stars

"VERY POWERFUL!"

October 17, 2006  |  By nemo79blu

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution 2 SP1

Pros

YOU CAN INSTALL A PROGRAM IN AN INDIPENDET LAYER. WITHOUT REBOOTING WINDOWS YOU CAN SWITCH ON OR OFF THE LAYER. WHEN A LAYER IS SWITCHED OFF, IT IS LIKE THE PROGRAM HAVE NEVER BEEN INSTALLED! YOU CAN EXPORT THE LAYER AND IMPORT IT ON ANOTHER PC, RESET THE LAYER TO THE FIRTS INSTALLATION STATUS, MANAGE EVERY LAYER. EASY TO USE, GREATLY SUPPORTED BY THE WEBSITE.

Cons

NONE

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5 stars

"Shill Vote"

August 31, 2006  |  By hsjones

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution 2 SP1

Pros

I'm the SVS Product Manager, so I'm prejudiced. But when I first saw SVS, I thought, "ever since Windows 95, Microsoft has been forcing us to drive an automatic. Now I can take back control of my machine again! Now *I* decide what's there and what isn't."

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5 stars

"Wave of the future"

August 30, 2006  |  By wdundore

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution 2 SP1

Pros

Virtualization allows you to run a program without it being able to actually interact directly with your OS. Have a problem? Fine. Reset the application and it is back to the way it was when it was installed.

Cons

Sometimes slower, but not by much, than a normal installation.

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2 stars

"Its ok"

August 24, 2006  |  By ghostboy005

 |  Version: Software Virtualization Solution 2 SP1

Pros

Some people might want to use it. I cant see any good points in this program.

Cons

Everything.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.3076
Version 2.1.3076 may contain unspecified features updates and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Symantec
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
Release Date November 10, 2014
Date Added November 10, 2014
Version 2.1.3076
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 6.04MB
File Name SWV_2_1_SP3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 120,017
Downloads Last Week 27
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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