ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 Readme

December 22, 2010

The information in this Readme pertains to Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization, which is a product that 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 8.0.2

This section describes new features and enhancements that are part of the ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 release.

  • The ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 Configuration Wizard template now supports the following applications: Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer 9 Beta, Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, and Microsoft Office 2010.

  • You can create proxy settings that allow you to bypass the proxy server for local addresses.

  • The following commands have been modified in this release:

    Previously Used Command

    New Command

    Additional Information



    The Xreg command is still used when performing streaming activities. For more information, see Streaming Virtual Applications in the Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 Integration and Streaming Guide.






  • The Spoon Standalone server plug-in used for streaming applications has changed from spoonserver/template.zip to spoonserver/standalonetemplate.zip. The extracted files from standalonetemplate.zip are saved to the StandaloneTemplate_Novell directory.

2.0 Product Documentation

Some of the issues that were discovered in the original shipping version of ZENworks Application Virtualization have not yet been resolved.The Readmes for the previous releases have been updated to indicate which issues have been fixed in this release. The following sources provide information about Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2:

3.0 Readme Updates

The following table contains information on the documentation content changes that were made in this Readme after the initial release of ZENworks Application Virtualization (8.0.2):

Table 1 Readme Updates


Readme Item Added or Updated

December 22, 2010

Added Section 4.0, Pre-requisites for Creating Microsoft Office 2010 Virtual Applications.

4.0 Pre-requisites for Creating Microsoft Office 2010 Virtual Applications

For details related with pre-requisites to create Microsoft Office 2010 virtual applications, by using the harvest license information from a remote device, see TID 7007402 available in the Novell Support Knowledgebase.

5.0 Known Issues

This section contains information about issues that might occur in ZENworks Application Virtualization:

5.1 Unsupported Virtual Applications for Specific Platforms

There are several issues in ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 regarding support of virtualized applications on 64-bit Windows machines.

5.1.1 Running the 32-bit Microsoft Office virtualized application on the Windows 64-bit platform is not supported

Running the virtualized 32-bit Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Enterprise application is not supported on the following 64-bit platforms:

  • Windows 2008 64-bit

  • Windows 7 64-bit

  • Windows Vista 64-bit

The application has been removed from the default application creation template on machines running the 64-bit platform.

Running a virtualized 32-bit Microsoft Office 2007 application on a 64-bit platform also fails.

5.1.2 Running the Citrix ICA Demo virtualized application on a Windows XP 64-bit machine is not supported

Application virtualization of the Citrix ICA Demo application is not supported on the Windows XP 64-bit platform.

5.1.3 The Citrix ICA Demo virtualized application template is not displayed in the Configuration Wizard for Windows 7

The virtualized Citrix client application might not appear in the list of Configuration Wizard templates for a Windows 7 device if there are network issues, because the application template is dynamic.

Workaround: Relaunch the ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 Configuration Wizard to list the Citrix ICA Demo application.

5.2 Issues Related to ZENworks Configuration Management

Use the instructions provided in this section while working with ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 and ZENworks Configuration Management.

5.2.1 Virtual applications built with the Require ZCM Agent option might not launch

If you build a virtual application by using the Require ZENworks Configuration Management Agent to be installed on workstation executing the virtual application option on the ZENworks panel of the control console, then copy the application to a machine where the ZENworks Configuration Management Agent is installed. The virtual application might fail with the following error when you launch it:

This application can only be run on devices registered with a ZENworks zone.

Workaround: To avoid this issue, make sure that you save the ZENworks configuration settings (that is, changes made on the ZENworks panel of the console and stored in the *.xappl file) before you build the application. To save changes, click > Save Configuration.

5.3 Issues Related to Web Browsers

The following issues in ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.2 relate to its use with various Web browsers.

5.3.1 Safari version 4.0.4 or 5.0 might fail after virtualization

After you create a virtual application, Safari 4.0.4 or 5.0 might fail. If the virtual application is not configured correctly, use the default template or follow the steps provided to build the application.

Workaround: Make sure that you follow these steps when you build Safari as a virtual application:

  1. Select Virtualize a third-party application or component (Option 2) in the Configuration Wizard.

  2. Capture the Before Snapshot.

  3. Install the Safari4 application.

  4. Capture the After Snapshot.

  5. Select the Startup file as @PROGRAMFILES@\Safari\Safari.exe instead of the default (Multiple Files).

  6. Save the configuration, but do not build the virtual application.

  7. In the saved configuration, modify the .xappl configuration file by setting the enhancedDEPCcompatibility attribute to True.

  8. Build the virtual application file.

  9. Close ZENworks Application Virtualization, then delete the Safari sandbox.

  10. Run the virtualized Safari application.

5.3.2 The Silverlight virtual component fails to work in a Mozilla Firefox virtual application

The Silverlight virtual component in a Firefox virtual application might fail to work.

Workaround: Do the following:

  1. Build the Firefox virtual application by using the Configuration Wizard template.

  2. Build the Silverlight virtual component as an svm file.

  3. Copy both the Firefox virtual application and Silverlight virtual component into a single folder.

  4. In the ZENworks Application Virtualization file system, remove the ni.dll files and the agcp.exe file. Save the configuration before building the virtual component.

  5. Reopen the Firefox virtual application, to load the Silverlight components.

5.3.3 A Java applet does not display correctly in a virtual Internet Explorer 6 browser

(Fixed in v8.0.3) Java applets might not load correctly while using a virtual Internet Explorer 6 on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Workaround: None.

5.3.4 Internet Explorer 9 might fail to launch on platforms other than Windows Vista and Windows 7

Although you can build the Virtual Internet Explorer 9 on all versions of Windows, you might encounter errors while launching the Internet Explorer 9 application because it is only supported on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

5.4 Integration Issues with Microsoft Office and Novell GroupWise

There are some known issues with respect to integration of Microsoft Office and GroupWise mail client. These behaviors are based on the design specifications for the applications.

  • On a Windows XP 64-bit device, when you right-click SendTo, the installer attempts to load Microsoft Outlook Express instead of GroupWise.

  • On a Windows Vista/7 (x86, x64) device, the existing user will have GroupWise as the default mail client. All additional users need to go through the Default Programs Menu if they choose to make GroupWise the default mail client.

  • Virtualized Microsoft Outlook 2010 x64 crashes on startup when GroupWise is the default mail client, because the Microsoft Office 64-bit virtual application tries to load the 32-bit MAPI dll file to which GroupWise is already registered.

  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 displays the following error message on startup when GroupWise is the default mail client: unable to resolve recipient. You can ignore the error message and proceed.

  • GroupWise freezes on rare occasions during the MailTo process. GroupWise is launched in the task list, but the mail dialog box never appears. This issue is observed on Windows XP 64-bit devices.

5.5 Coexistence Issues with Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2007 cannot be registered in the same sandbox because they cannot share the registry.

5.6 The Mailto process does not work with Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010

When you click an e-mail address in a Microsoft Office 2007/2010 document, the Mailto functionality opens Microsoft Outlook Express although Outlook Express is not the default mail client. For example, if you have configured GroupWise as the default mail client, the Mailto process opens the Microsoft Outlook application.