Release: Altiris Software Virtualization Solution plug-in for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003

Altiris is gaining maximum momentum in application virtualization market segment with Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.0 (free for personal use), the fervent Juice community and now this free plug-in for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003.

Quoting from the Altiris official announcement:

Altiris, Inc., a pioneer of service-oriented management solutions, today announced the availability of the Altiris® Software Virtualization Solution™ Plug-In for Microsoft Systems Management Server to provide revolutionary software management capabilities for SMS administrators. The SVS Plug-In for Microsoft SMS is now available as a free download from the Altiris® Juice™ at

SVS is architected to be open and manageable via any management framework. Altiris has leveraged this open architecture to develop a free plug-in for SMS to help eliminate command-line heavy lifting. Deployment and administration of SVS using SMS is now as simple as point and click.

The SVS Plug-In for Microsoft SMS allows virtualized application management directly from the SMS 2003 console. An SMS administrator can now distribute virtualized applications through SMS advertisements and view SVS status reports all within the bounds of existing SMS-user security parameters. SVS operates using standard SMS 2003 objects, normal inventory operations and standard WMI calls.

You can read a related whitepaper titled Altiris SVS/SMS Integration Utility here and download the bits here.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.