Mitigating IE6 Application Compatibility in Windows 7 with Quest vWorkspace
In this presentation I explain how Quest and Microsoft have partnered to offer an IE6 Compatibility Bundle (known as Quest vWorkspace IE6 Compatibility Edition) for customers migrating to Windows 7 who need to support IE6 applications. As you may well know, Windows 7 can’t natively run Internet Explorer 6 (or 7). Many customers are left without a viable solution on how to migrate to Windows 7, when they have mission critical applications that REQUIRE IE6.
Initially Application Virtualization seems like the answer, but virtualizing Internet Explorer is neither compliant with the Microsoft EULA, nor is it supported (just like running any binaries from one Microsoft OS is not supported if the binaries are executed on a different OS). So while it may be technically possible to virtualize IE6 with Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp, Symantec SVS, Citrix Application Virtualization, none of these are supported and all violate the Microsoft EULA.
The solution detailed in this presentation is SUPPORTED, COMPLIANT and ENDORSED by Microsoft and Quest. In a nutshell, Quest vWorkspace seamlessly presents IE6 (from 2003 R2 Terminal Server) onto the Windows 7 Desktop (physical or virtual).
This solution for IE6 Delivery to Win7 includes all of the bells and whistles of vWorkspace (when publishing IE6) Enterprise Edition, such as:
- Server and Application Load Balancing
- Seamless Application Presentation
- Desktop & Start Menu Integration
- WAN Acceleration & RDP Compression (via Quest EOP)
- Multimedia Acceleration (Flash)
- Bi-directional audio
- Universal Printing (Client, Network and Remote Relay)
- User Profile Management
- User Environment Configuration
- Single Management Console with Granular Delegated Administration