What you can virtualize using the Workspace Virtualization Agent

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What you can virtualize using the Workspace Virtualization Agent

Use the following guidelines to determine what you can and should not virtualize:

What you can virtualize

Most applications can be virtualized. Typical applications include office suites, databases, Internet browsers, media, and spyware utilities. Applications function normally when virtualized by the Workspace Virtualization Agent. You can also create virtualized data layers.

What you should not virtualize

  • Windows operating system components

  • Windows operating system patches

  • Most drivers

  • Applications that have dedicated drivers (example: Client firewalls)

  • All management agents including antivirus software, security scanners, encryption agents, or any Symantec Management Platform Agent

  • Data files that you plan to encrypt

  • Utilities that are designed to run only in safe mode (Workspace Virtualization does not run in safe mode)

See About working with virtual software packages