ZENworks Application Virtualization 11.0 Readme

August 20, 2014

The information in this Readme pertains to Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization, which lets you convert applications that run on Microsoft Windows into self-contained virtual applications.

The following information is included in this Readme:

1.0 What’s New in Version 11.0

This section describes new features, enhancements, and bug fixes that are part of the ZENworks Application Virtualization 11.0 release.

  • Shutdown Shims: Enables you to configure an executable that should be run after you initiate the shutdown of the application, before the application exits completely.

  • Startup Applications: Automatically registers applications assigned as startup applications on initial login to the plug-in portal. The application icons and associations are automatically registered on the device when the user logs in.

  • Containers: Desktop application containers in ZENworks Application Virtualization 11.0 provide a means for the administrator to define a set of applications that share a common My Documents folder, which can be isolated from the rest of the system. For instance, if you have left your laptop at work, using ZENworks Application Virtualization you can log into the portal, unlock the container, run the virtual application over the web, open the files in the My Documents folder, make the required changes, and close the application. When the application exits, the My Documents data is synchronized with the server, and the local copy is stored in a secure, encrypted container. This data is encrypted to ensure that if the device is stolen or lost, unauthorized users do not have access to the data.

2.0 Product Documentation

The following sources provide information about Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 11.0:

For additional support documentation, refer to the following TIDs in the Novell Support Knowledgebase:

3.0 Understanding the Upgrade Requirements

  • All application configuration documents and application certificates created with ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.x, 9.x or 10.x must be re-created in order for application streams to work with the ZENworks Application Virtualization 11.0 standalone components.

    To generate a new certificate and regenerate the configuration files:

    1. In the Advanced section of the ZENworks Application Virtualization Studio, click the App Config button to regenerate the application stream configuration files.

    2. To generate a new site license certificate, click Advanced.

    3. In the Application Certificates dialog box, click Request Certificate.

    4. Specify the following information in the fields:

      • Organization: The organization name.

      • Unit: The user or unit name.

      • Allowed Portal Hosts: The allowed host names of the servers from which the application will stream.

    5. Click Request to request the site license certificate, then save the certificate to a desired location.

    6. Click the App Config button to regenerate the application stream configuration files again.

  • ZENworks Application Virtualization versions 8.x, 9.x, 10.x and 11.0 always run side by side on a device. The ZENworks Application Virtualization 11.0 installation does not change the ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.x, 9.x or 10.x installations in any way. However, if you open a virtual application and save it in version 11.0, it should not be subsequently used with version 8.x, 9.x or 10.x.