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All New A(lternative) SVS A(dmin) Console v2.0.0

Created: 07 Mar 2008 • Updated: 29 Jul 2010 • 12 comments
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It took a while, but it is a lot of work, here goes; V2.0.0

V2.0.0
New: Fully Portable (Freeware Editions) / (USB/U3)
New: (Multi) Move Layer(s)
New: (Multi) Delete layer(s) with 100% registry removal.
New: File Progress on (Multi) Import
New: Automatically Check for Updates (See Options)
New: Added a Help Function
New: Changed Corporate edtion to fully functional for 30 Days.
New: Blue Edtion

Here Goes:

Activate Layer
Deactivate layer
Reset Layer
Rename Layer
Delete Layer
Export Layer
Slim Layer Export
Import Layer
Easy Layer Excludes
Easy Extension Excludes
Easy Global Excludes
Start Layer Automatically
Set Autoclose Layer
Activate All 'Autostart' Layers
Deactivate All Layers
Enable Autostart all Layers
Disable Autostart all Layers
Enable Autoclose for All
Disable Autoclose for All
Set Layer Information (Layer Settings)
Set Uninstall Information
Set Autoclose Timeout
Switch Logging on/off
Show/Hide Columns
Copy Layer Information
1st Row Color Selection
2nd Row Color Selection
Selected Row Back Color
Selected Row Font Color
Change Font
Activated Layer Color
Reset All Colors
Save Color Layout & Share
Load Shared Color Layout

It minimizes towards the Traymenu, easy for later access.

How Does it work:

When starting it checks if you're a Administrative user and allows the program.
It also checks if you're an Corporate user, and will switch of some options.
It'll checkif you are using Altiris Virtual Software Solution V2.1.2083 or higher, lower and it will tell you to update with the possibility to click on a Link towards the download at Altiris.

What's to come:

Build in Layer Times (Schedule your Layers)
Possibility to choose your own icons
Layer Tooltip with Image (set by you)
And much more.....

Download this new version Here, No installation required.

Support can be found here, I'm also open for any additions you Would like to see.

You'll need Dot net Framework V2.0 Installed to run this application.

History:

V2.0.0
New: Fully Portable (Freeware Editions) / (USB/U3)
New: (Multi) Move Layer(s)
New: (Multi) Delete layer(s) with 100% registry removal.
New: File Progress on (Multi) Import
New: Automatically Check for Updates (See Options)
New: Added a Help Function
New: Changed Corporate edtion to fully functional for 30 Days.
New: Blue Edtion

V1.7.0
New: (Multi) Slim Layer Export
Fix: Autoclose Application

V1.6.2
Fix: LayerTimeout Column defaulted to 30 secs, it'll show the correct values now.
Fix: Datalayers show up properly (Activated/Deactivated)

V1.6
New: Easy Layer Excludes.
New: Easy Global Excludes.
New: Easy File Extensions Exclude.
New: A Skipped Layer(s) list with Multi Exporting Layers.
New: A List With Layers who failed Multi Export.
New: Better Error Control of AAConsole.
Fix: Layer Export.
Fix: Made the AAConsole about 40% faster.
Fix: Ampersand, Quotes ("") and Apostrophes in a Layer name could case an incomplete Layer list.
Fix: Due to the dependency of Windows Scripting Host made a check if it is installed (Not Default in XP)
Fix: Canceling MultiExport would cause an Export anyway.

V1.5
Fixed: Setting a Layer details for the second time it would add the Layer Timout a second time in the dropdown.
Added: Capablity to choose your own Font.
Fixed: Double Extension on Multi-Export.
Added: Detection if a VSA exists during an Export.
Fixed: Improved the Startup time of AAConsole.

V1.4
Added: Rename Layer.
Added: Set AutoClose Timeout in Layer Settings.
Fixed: AutoClose and Autostart menu items didn't work.

V1.3
Added: Tooltip on the Layers with the information set via Layer Settings.
Added: With every new version of AA Console the previous settings are loaded (if exists).
Added: Slim Layer Export, this removes all userdata from a Layer and exports it.

V1.2
Added: Capability to add comments to your Layers.
Added: Rename the Uninstall Strings of your Layers.
Added: German SVSDownloads site.

V1.1
Fixed: When using Virtual Desktops, the console would not open on the correct Virtual Desktop.
Added: Right Click menu on tray icon with the layer actions.
Fixed: Right Click on Columnheaders could cause non fatal error message.
Fixed: Sometimes the console saved its location in a minus value when it was closed improperly.
Added: Start the Altiris Admin Console from the File menu (Requested)
Added: Less limited in a corporate environment.
Added: 2 Color Schemes as example, if you make you own, please share.

FrankB

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riva11's picture

Hi Frank, thanks for your Christmas Gift, simply and helpful. Really a good work.

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toralf's picture

Hi Frank,

Thanks for the new version. I'll check it out.
What I missed in the list is an option to group layers.

Merry Christmas
toralf

Ciao
toralf

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FrankB's picture

I'll put it on the to do list.

Cheers, FrankB

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Frank Bastiaens
Senior Technical Consultant
http://www.aimedsolutions.nl

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toralf's picture

Hi FrankB,
Any plan/progress on implementing group of layers?
Ciao
toralf

Ciao
toralf

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FrankB's picture

I'm working on it Dude, it is not the highest on my list, the rest has to function first, including all additions. :)

Kind Regards, FrankB

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http://www.aimedsolutions.nl

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andycomp's picture

This looks worth a look. It would be great if some of the tools used for layers needing more work were included, such as ExcludeGen and ExcludeCopy type features.
Happy New Year 2008
Andycomp

Cheers
andycomp

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FrankB's picture

I've added this to the todo list, good idea.

FrankB

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Frank Bastiaens
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erikw's picture

Again a great tool from the Man.
Thanxssss Frank.
I going to take a look at it.

Regards
Erik
www.dvs4sbc.nl

Regards Erik www.DinamiQs.com Dinamiqs is the home of VirtualStorm (www.virtualstorm.org)

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Scott Jones's picture

Frank, I haven't been able to look at this since you moved the download from Juice to SVS4All.com. I've tried every link on that site and see no way to download!?

Scott Jones
Product Manager
Altiris, Inc.
Now Part of Symantec

Scott Jones
Business Critical Engineer, Endpoint Virtualization
Symantec Corporation
www.symantec.com
 

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FrankB's picture

You need to activate to see the download link, and I think your mail address you entered was overflowing with other emails, as you have never activated.
I automatically get a message when someone didn't recieve te activation email, this could be caused by 3 things:
1. Mistyped email address.
2. Full inbox and provider doesn't provide.
3. The activation mail goes directly to your junkmailbox.

If you can avoid these 3 barriers you'll be able to activate and download.

Kind Regards, FrankB

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Frank Bastiaens
Senior Technical Consultant
http://www.aimedsolutions.nl

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Richard Jeffrey's picture

When I try to follow your link for Download this new version Here - I get http://www.svs4all.com/index.html

I can't see the 1.4 download on this site or on the original Juice article.

Please advise,

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FrankB's picture

[quote=MSI]When I try to follow your link for Download this new version Here - I get http://www.svs4all.com/index.html

I can't see the 1.4 download on this site or on the original Juice article.

Please advise,[/quote]

just go to http://www.svs4all.com and you'll be able to download it from there.

Kind Regards, Frank Bastiaens

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Frank Bastiaens
Senior Technical Consultant
http://www.aimedsolutions.nl

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