Installing the Workspace Virtualization Agent


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Workspace Virtualization (formerly SVS)




Installing the Workspace Virtualization Agent

Workspace Virtualizationuses an interactive installation program to install the Agent. You can download the Workspace Virtualization Agent installation setup files at the following URL:

Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite

Global exclude entries are added for the Desktop and My Documents folders by default.

See How to prevent the loss of application data.

See What the Workspace Virtualization Agent installs.

To install the Agent on a base computer

  1. Run the 32- or 64-bit version of Symantec_Workspace_Virtualization.exe.

    The version you select must match the endpoint architecture. The 32-bit version cannot be installed on a 64-bit operating system.

  2. Enter the product key, and then click Next.

  3. On the Select Features page, select any optional components you want to install:

    • Symantec Workspace Virtualization Admin Tool

      This option installs the SWV Admin tool. You can use this tool to create, edit, and manage virtual software layers on the endpoint.

    • Symantec Workspace Virtualization SDK

      This option installs documentation and samples for the SDK. It should be installed if you write applications that use the SDK. It does not need to be installed to run applications that are written with the SDK.

    • Altiris Notification Server Support

      This option installs support for managing Workspace Virtualization on endpoints in a Notification Server environment.

  4. Complete the setup wizard.

  5. Restart the computer after the installation completes.

See About Workspace Virtualization

See About upgrading the Workspace Virtualization Agent

See Uninstalling the Workspace Virtualization Agent

See About troubleshooting Workspace Virtualization Agent installations

See Cleaning up a failed Workspace Virtualization Agent installation