AS 9.5? Licenses unavailable for WPS 8?

Hey Forum,

Can anyone inform me if they have purchased WPS8 recently (the last 2 weeks) ? We have been told there are no licenses availbale, from the vendor (still waiting for vendor confirm on this!)

We are in the process of considering purchasing AS 9.5 to support VMWare ThinApp deployment and I believe that WPS 8 doesn't support this form of virtualisation, according to the posts here and Googlatting.
Btw does this also mean the end of SVS?

Going to be a lot of work to migrate to another packaging environment, if we have to.

Thoughts and comments are welcome.


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Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
Altiris/Symantec have traditionally been struck dumb when asked about support for other virtualisation technologies but then, if I were offering my own (as Symantec does with SVS), I'd be pretty mute, too.

As for moving to a new environment, you ought to have been starting that exercise by now anyway, given the many comments here and elsewhere about Symantec's "commitment" to WPS. The writing's been on the wall for a good while now: 64-bit support took...how long?
Posted by: WayneB 12 years ago
Blue Belt
Thanks Ian,

I've just 'discovered' this minor project hours ago and I'm still 'out of the loop' in this new contract position.

Since posting, I've discovered that the ThinApp client will not be deployed to all our desktops, so we may also purchase AS to cater for "special projects" like this when required.
Personally I believe we should drop WPS altogether and migrate to AS. My reasoning would be to keep the packaging environment uniform and simple.

The licenses for WPS are still available from our vendor, but they are pushing the AS 'crossgrade' offer at a discount for a limited time which is attractive to project management.

However, I agree; 'the writing is on the wall' as far as WPS is concerned, unless they can 'pull a rabbit out of the hat'.

Not sure on the migration of the SMDB information to the AS library structure, but I'm hoping it is a straight export/import query. Curious to investigate how that is done though.

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