ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1 Readme

October 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 8.0.1

ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1 has new GUI menu options that allow you to create site license certificates and application configuration files.

1.1 Modifications to Existing Commands

Certain commands have been modified in this release as shown in the table. The Xreg command is still used when performing streaming activities.

Previously Used Commands

New Commands







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 Readme for the previous release has been updated to indicate which issues have been fixed in this release.The following sources provide information about Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1:

3.0 Known Issues

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

3.1 Unsupported Virtual Applications for Specific Platforms

There are several issues in ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1 regarding support of virtualized applications on 64-bit Windows machines.

3.1.1 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.

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

Although application virtualization of the Citrix ICA Demo application is supported on the Windows Vista 64-bit platform, it is not supported on the Windows XP 64-bit platform.

3.1.3 Building Microsoft Office 2010 virtualized applications is not supported

(Fixed in v8.0.2) Microsoft Office 2010 virtual application is not supported on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.

3.2 ZENworks Configuration Management Related Issues

Use the instructions provided in this section while working with ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1 and ZENworks Configuration Management.

3.2.1 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 when it is launched, displaying the following error:

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 the changes, click > Save Configuration.

3.2.2 Unable to publish ZENworks Application Virtualization bundles on the ZENworks Configuration Management server by using the MS ISA Proxy or the Novell NBM Proxy

(Fixed in v8.0.2) When you attempt to publish ZENworks Application Virtualization bundles by using the MS ISA Proxy or the Novell NBM Proxy, the following error message is displayed:

An error occurred while publishing the bundle: The remote server returned an error:(403)Forbidden.

Workaround: To publish a bundle on the ZENworks Configuration Management server, disable the MS ISA or the Novell NBM proxy settings. In the ZENworks Application Virtualization window, select Options > Proxy Settings, then select Disable.

3.3 Web Browser Based Issues

The following issues in ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1 relate to its use with various Web browsers.

3.3.1 Safari version 4.0.4 or 5.0 might fail after virtualization

Safari version 4.0.4 or 5.0 might fail after you have created the virtual application if the virtual application is not configured correctly.

Workaround: Make sure that you follow these steps exactly when you build the 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. 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.

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

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

Workaround: None.

3.3.3 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.

3.4 Third-Party Application Support

Use the instructions provided in this section while you use the Snapshot Wizard to virtualize third-party applications in ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1.

3.4.1 Launching third-party virtual applications that have a single startup file might fail

(Fixed in v8.0.2) Building a third-party virtual application using Snapshot Wizard, that would build a single startup file, might fail to launch if you use the default settings for the startup files attribute i.e., “(Multiple Files)”.


  • For single startup files without any shortcuts: You need to select the appropriate output file as the startup file when an application is run directly from a single executable file. For example, select the startup file as @PROGRAMFILES@\Safari\Safari.exe, if the wizard selects “(Multiple Files)” by default.

  • For multiple shortcuts to different startup files: If there are multiple shortcuts to different startup files, you have to build the virtual application by clicking the Capture Before icon and Capture and Diff icon in the virtual applications ribbon bar. For more information on using the Snapshot feature, see section “3.6.1 Snapshotting” in the ZENworks Application Virtualization 8.0.1 User Guide.

    The wizard cannot be used in this scenario, because it results in broken shortcuts being installed or bundled with the virtual application.