1.0 Overview

Novell® ZENworks® Application Virtualization 6.1 IR1 lets you convert applications that run on Microsoft* Windows* into self-contained virtual applications. After being virtualized, an application becomes a single, isolated file that runs instantly from anywhere, including a thumb drive or other removable media. Unlike traditional installation methods, the single virtual application file does not require a separate setup process, and does not rely on external components and runtimes, reboots, or administrative privileges. The application is now isolated from other system applications, preventing DLL conflicts and other deployment nightmares, yet the experience for the application’s user is unchanged.

NOTE:ZENworks Application Virtualization 6.1 IR1 lets you use the Configuration Wizard to prepare Novell GroupWise®, GroupWise Messenger, and Novell OpenOffice for virtualization. In the previous version (6.1), the Configuration Wizard did not include the ability to virtualize these Novell applications.

To virtualize GroupWise, GroupWise Messenger, and Novell OpenOffice, you have the following options:

  • Use the options in the Configuration Wizard to virtualize these applications. This process is recommended for first time users.

    For more information, see Section 1.1, Using the Configuration Wizard to Prepare Applications for Virtualization.

  • Configure these applications manually.

    This guide provides step-by-step information to help you use Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization to create virtual executable files to run Novell GroupWise, GroupWise Notify, GroupWise Messenger, and Novell OpenOffice. You cannot currently use the wizard to virtualize GroupWise Notify.

    You can use the information in this guide to customize the virtualized files or you can use the information to better understand the virtualization process. For more information, see Section 1.2, Manually Preparing Applications for Virtualization