Posted on April 29th, 2009 No comments
Here’s a solution to an annoying little problem which has been bugging more than a few people out there recently. This was originally posted in the Guru’s Forum but it seemed to make sense to make an article out of it. Here’s the skinny: You’ve just installed PowerFuse 2008 for the first time and everything seems hunky-dory in the console. Then you try to log into a session as a user and get this little number (click it to enlarge):
Posted on April 28th, 2009 No comments
Here’s a tech-tip straight off the press. You might find yourself in the situation that you need to permit users to have the right to browse UNC paths on the network. This may be the case if you have users with elevated priveledges, such as users who are local administrators and are allowed to install software using the Partially Managed Workstation feature of PowerFuse.
Click here to read the new article RG019 on this subject
Thanks to Scott Taylor and Roy Woods at Fujitsu Services, UK. You guys rock!
Posted on April 27th, 2009 No comments
A technote was published in the technote library in late March. This one will help you clean up any embarrasing log entries, which you need to clean out for one reason or another. Suppose you are running PowerTrace with WebTrace enabled in your environment and you or somebody else manage to surf to a webpage which everybody just rather forget about, then you need to find a way to surgically remove the skeletons from the closet, as you may want to retain the remainer of your PowerTrace logs.
In order to do this, you need to have the proper credentials for the PowerFuse datastore.
The article available here, will show you how to deal with this problem. A nifty buildingblock for Wisdom has also been included in the article.
Posted on April 25th, 2009 No comments
Hello fellow Guru’s. It is a pleasure to announce the creation of a LinkedIn group for RESguru.com. This is a way for you to signify your affiliation and/or support for RESguru.com. If you like RESguru.com, please feel free to join the group here.
On another note, we’ve nuked the KB archive link on the top menu of the blog and put in a direct link to the RESguru Forum. With a whopping total of two cached articles, the KB archive wasn’t really going anywhere and some of you asked for a better Forum link on top instead – well you got it! :)
Things will start to take off shortly again… Give it a week or so and we’ll be back – better than ever!
Posted on April 24th, 2009 No comments
This friday, April 24th, RES Software released Service Release 5 for PowerFuse 2008. This is a major overhaul which includes many new enhancements, and fixes alot of issues.
The update can be downloaded from the RES portal. As usual there 4 different downloads to consider: Either the full installer for new installations, or the PowerPacks, either the unattended or the manual version. Besides that, there is also the stand-alone Console installer, if you need it. Remember to have your credentials for the portal handy when you use these links. Some of the enhancements in PowerFuse 2008 SR5 are:
- Additional environment variables when configuring User Preferences
- Configure cache timer interval
- Configure groups as application manager
- Configure MemoryShield to count open tasks of an application only once
- Exclusions in User Preferences
- File version included in pwrcache errors in common Error Log
- Force logoff of disconnected sessions after timeout
- Import file type associations for applications
- Import settings from Flex Profile Kit INI files into RES PowerFuse as User Preferences
- Improved method to handle desktop items
- Install Updates and Shutdown option added
- Instant LogOff user profile cleanup no longer active for Microsoft Windows Vista/2008
- NetGuard dump extended with computer/server name
- Republish all applications in a Citrix Server Group
- Silent refresh of RES PowerFuse sessions
- Support for VMware View 3.1
- Unmanaged applications optionally available to all users
- Use Active Directory property “displayname” instead of fullname”
Important note. This Service Release includes several new registry settings and environment variables. The reference documents maintained maintained on this site are being updated accordingly:
RG006 – Variables, Tags and Functions (more info is being added as we learn about the new variables)
Posted on April 24th, 2009 No comments
Here’s something really useful. Sylvester de Koster over at CDG, did some crunch time together with the nice folks over at RES to find a way to integrate PowerFuse with InstallFree, which is an application virtualzation technology vendor. Until now it’s been somewhat difficult to get stuff to run inside the virtual bubble of this platform. Together these awesome guys managed to figure out how to integrate Installfree’s Full Bridge with PowerFuse! What follows is the no-frills how-to. Later we will perhaps make a nice article with screenshots and everything. For now her is just the raw info – Just as you like it! :)