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Altiris Releases Software Virtualization Solution Plug-In for Microsoft Systems Management Server

Quoting from the Business Wire:

Altiris Inc.,a pioneer of service-oriented management solutions, today announced the availability of the Altiris(R) Software Virtualization Solution(TM) Plug-In for Microsoft Systems Management Server to provide revolutionary software management capabilities for SMS administrators. The SVS Plug-In for Microsoft SMS is now available as a free download from the Altiris(R) Juice(TM) at

SVS helps to reduce support costs and streamline software operations by providing faster, simpler and more manageable deployment of desktop applications. SVS helps eliminate application conflicts and delivers instant application activation, deactivation and reset capabilities.

SVS is architected to be open and manageable via any management framework. Altiris has leveraged this open architecture to develop a free plug-in for SMS to help eliminate command-line heavy lifting. Deployment and administration of SVS using SMS is now as simple as point and click.

Patents-pending SVS technology can also be centrally managed using the Altiris architecture to help customers benefit from integrated Altiris service-oriented management solutions including inventory, packaging, deployment, migration, software delivery and service management.

Unlike existing system virtualization products, SVS abstracts the installation of an application's files and registry settings to allow the application to be installed and used without altering the base Windows operating system. SVS places applications and data into units that can be instantly managed based on business requirements. SVS only affects how application files and registry settings are installed and not how they are consumed or run, preserving normal application supportability, functionality and behavior. Virtualizing an application with SVS does not require application customization, an application server or specialized training.

The SVS Plug-In for Microsoft SMS allows virtualized application management directly from the SMS 2003 console. An SMS administrator can now distribute virtualized applications through SMS advertisements and view SVS status reports all within the bounds of existing SMS-user security parameters. SVS operates using standard SMS 2003 objects, normal inventory operations and standard WMI calls.

Published Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:24 PM by David Marshall
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