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ZENworks Application Virtualization Features

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization comes with powerful functionality that reduces cost and delivers software to users in record time.


Feature Highlights

Introducing ZENworks 11 SP3

New to ZENworks 11 SP3 brings better performance and better tools to the ZENworks 11 Platform to help you face compliance and audit challenges, simplify your tasks and keep your employees productive. Check out the new features below.

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New in ZENworks application virtualization 10

Good-bye application requests! Imagine your entire Windows application portfolio available anywhere in the world, to any employee with an internet-capable machine. No installations, no deployments and no licensing problems. With Version 10, you can do this and more.

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Migrating Windows has never been easier

Keeping your workforce productive—and your service desk above water—are some of the biggest challenges in any major OS migration. Version 10 makes your life easier by ensuring your workforce has complete access to their Windows applications before, during and after a migration.

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Slash the time required to test and deploy applications

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization speeds your application deployments by dramatically reducing testing time and eliminating application installations.

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Adopt virtual applications the smart way—go agentless

Easily adopt virtualized applications into your existing IT environment without installing additional agents, device drivers or any server-side architecture.

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Get predictive application streaming at breakneck speeds

Run applications over the web or from a file share five to twenty times faster than other solutions with our predictive streaming technology. And with the new ZENworks Application Virtualization Server components it's now easier than ever to profile and optimize your applications for streaming.

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Do away with application conflicts for premier application security

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization makes it easy to run applications in a safe, isolated environment that's immune to conflicts with other applications.

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New application web portal makes application access easier than ever.

ZENworks Application Virtualization Server makes it easy to create a web portal where users can access their virtual applications without requiring an agent on the machine. Whether they are working from home on a personal machine or from a borrowed corporate laptop, they will always have access to the applications they need to be productive.

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Create a Single, Executable File

One file with everything you need to run applications

Package all your application files, settings, runtimes, and other components into a single compact executable that runs immediately and runs anywhere. And those applications act just as if they were installed locally, even though your OS, registry and run-time environments don't change at all.

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Complete Control of Your Virtual Applications

Complete control of applications from launch to expiration

With ZENworks Application Virtualization, you can both configure a virtual application to launch from portable media such as a USB drive and tell the application to automatically register itself with the host system. In addition, you can control the number of days the application will run and set a specific date for its expiration.

Monitor and enforce application licensing

Using ZENworks Application Virtualization Server you can easily make time-bombed applications available in a web portal and limit the number of users or devices that have access to the application.


Additional Features

No need to access privileged system resources

Reduce Windows Vista UAC prompts and eliminate most Vista compatibility errors.

Desktop publishing

Use a simple tool to register a virtual application with the host and configure file associations and shortcuts.

One-click component configuration

Quickly add popular runtimes, components and viewers to virtual application executables. This includes support for .NET, Java, Shockwave, Flash and SQL Server 2005 Express.

MSI setup package generation

Deploy virtual applications using MSI setup packages.

File system and registry virtualization

Protect the host OS and registry by simulating those subsystems in virtual applications.

Service and application connections and control

Embed virtualized database and Web services into virtual application executables, enable applications to communicate, and gain fine-grained control over virtual resource sharing between multiple applications.

Native integration with Active Directory and eDirectory

ZENworks Application Virtualization Server makes it easy to connect to your Active Directory or NetIQ® eDirectory™ system and then quickly publish applications to the users and groups in the directory.

Optional application compression

Accelerate deployment and reduce bandwidth by compressing virtual application files.

Independent patch deployment

Deploy patches for virtual applications independently of the application itself.

Support for Novell ZENworks AXT-based applications and ZENworks Configuration Manager

Make all your virtual and physical applications part of the same unified lifecycle management solution.

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