Exporting a virtual software layer to an archive file


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Workspace Virtualization (formerly SVS)




Exporting a virtual software layer to an archive file

After you create a virtual software layer, you can export it to an Extensible Package Format (xpf) archive file. Xpf replaced vsa as the export file format.

Layer archive files can be stored on a network share, e-mailed, or deployed to client computers on your network. After the archive file is copied to a client computer, you import it to create a new layer.

See Importing a virtual software archive file

You can export a layer locally or remotely. To export a layer remotely, you can use the SVSCMD executable file.

See SVSCMD command-line parameters .

To export a layer, you must deactivate the layer.

Do not select the Export user information option if you plan to distribute this layer to other computers. If this option is selected, layer data that is stored in the user SID is also exported. Select this option only when you create a backup.

To export a virtual software layer to an archive file

  1. Start the SWV Admin tool.

  2. Click Start > All Programs > Symantec > Workspace > Virtualization > Symantec Workspace Virtualization Admin.

  3. In the SWV Admin tool, on the layer's right-click menu, click Export.

  4. Specify a name and location.

  5. Click OK.

See About the management of virtual software layers

See Actions you can perform to manage layers