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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 23 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It's always interesting to see what other people are reading. Here's a chance to do that without looking over anyone's shoulder - so much less annoying that way. The most viewed blog posts in the past year.

25 Most Viewed Blogs for 2010

  1. Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Replaced
  2. c:\Windows\System32 Files Explained
  3. How to Get SVS or SWV ? Where to Download SVS 2.1, and SWV 6.1 !
  4. Office 2010 and SWV BCSSync.exe - Unable to Locate Component Error Thrown When Layer Activated
  5. ...
riva11 | 13 Dec 2010 | 1 comment

Disk2vhd is a Microsoft Sysinternal tool that allows to convert in few steps a physical machine in a virtual machine. This small utility, only 811 KB, doesn’t require any installation and can be executed from a USB memory key.

Description:
Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the...

bduckering | 08 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

Many IT people today think they have a pretty good idea about what virtualization is, and even know some of the companies that sell it.  But perhaps the people that are confused have a better grasp on the situation, because they know that they don’t quite understand it all.  And that can potentially prevent leaping in a direction that does not provide the results you thought it would.  To make it more challenging, many vendors are bringing completely different architectural models to market, so it’s hard to stack rank “feeds and speeds” since in many instances you are evaluating fundamentally different approaches to solving problems.  And these approaches have enormous short and long term implications to all of your infrastructure, some that are yet to be fully vetted.  Let me see if I can help reduce the confusion by explaining a few things about the various virtualization technologies.

Let’s start with the one that I...

Scot Curry | 28 Nov 2010 | 3 comments

I was working on an update to my Packaging Best Practices document.  I was beginning to write the section on selecting the operating system.  One of the issues with using Windows 7 or Windows Vista is that these OS's don't allow applications to write to protected areas.  Using Workspace Virtualization it is possible to set permissions on both files and registry.

Once a layer has been captured you can set permissions on the folders and files using the same tools you would for a physically installed application. The one difference is that you will need to set the permissions on folder in the redirection directory (usually C:\fslrdr\#) before exporting the layer. You will need to find the layers read only number.  You can find this in the Workspace Virtualization Admin tool by selecting View -> Details. 

Setting permissions on...

riva11 | 26 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

An helpful tool for your USB Swiss Army Knife is the Commands In Demand. This portable tool can be used to quickly access commonly used essential Windows Commands and Settings via an easy GUI.

 Commands in Demand provides non-technical users more than 120 different Windows commands and settings, here a partial list of some of the commands:

  • Applications' Shortcuts creator to minimize apps in the SysTray
  • Clipboard real-time Editing
  • Color Sample Picker
  • Command Prompt starter in any folder of the System
  • Desktop Icons Refreshing
  • Desktop Shortcuts Copy to a desirable folder
  • Device Manager with Hidden Devices
  • Hide / Show Desktop Icons
  • Icons Extraction from files
  • Images Conversion of known formats
  • Internet Searching with Two Engines simultaneously
  • List Alphabetizer Application
  • Memory and CPU Info
  • Memory Instantly Cleaning
  • Non-Responding...
bduckering | 18 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

The new version is 6.1 SP6 MP1, and applies to both Workspace Streaming and Workspace Virtualization.  As usual there is a list of fixes, but there are also some new features that are pretty noteworthy.

On the top of the list is 64-bit support.  Yay!  A lot of people have been waiting for this.  So now, 64-bit clients are supported on all Windows 7 varieties, plus Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 SP2.  64-bit is also supported on the server operating systems as well.

Next up are a couple of items I’ve been looking forward to for years, streaming by file association and dependent streaming.  So now an application may be streamed at times OTHER than when its icon is clicked.  The two new situations are when you click on a document with the appropriate extension, the corresponding application will stream.  You can set this in the console, just like you set if you want the application to be set for...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 17 Nov 2010 | 4 comments

Now you can follow your favorite Connect author! Does someone write articles, or create downloads that you find most helpful? You don't want to miss a word and now you can subscribe to that author and receive a notification when new content is published by that person - regardless of the subject or community.

Here's how:

Find a current post by your favorite author and click on "Subscriptions" at the end of the post.
Check the box next to the author's name and click "update"

That's it, you're done!

jed1m1ndtr1x | 17 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

I could not find an entry in regards to this and I know some of us had talked about this at the last users meeting, but there is finally a 64 bit version of Workspace Virtualization formerly known as Software Virtualization Solution.

It can be found here:

http://go.symantec.com/sevdownloads

erikw | 15 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

Last week DinamiQs launched its new Virtual memory Extender. The Virtual Memory Extender or VME enables administrators to run with low memory on desktops, laptops, virtual servers and/or Virtual desktops.

One of the traditional issues with running ever more Virtual Machines on server platforms is the fast increase of CPU power (ie Moore's Law) versus the slower increase in available memory on these platforms. Where CPU utilization in many cases remains relatively low, memory boundaries are reached early on, especially in the light of more demanding Operating Systems.

DinamiQs solves this memory issue through its Virtual Memory Extender (VME), an advanced technology that enhances the Windows memory manager in Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers by basically extending the memory of these servers transparantly onto the local or central disk subsystem. Use of the technology also leverages the speed of intelligent storage subsystems by offloading applications to that...

Jordan | 28 Oct 2010 | 14 comments

As some of you are aware we just released SP6 MP1 and there's a few things that need to be pointed out since I know many of you are eager to get using SP6 MP1.

(Until we have them up on the public download site please contact your sales rep to get the release--once the build is public I'll do one of my posts listing what's in the release and where to get it).

First off any XPFs or VSAs made with either of the betas (January's or July's) are not supported with SP6 so you will need to repackage any application that you made with them.  Any XPF or VSA exported from SP4 or earlier will work with the build so it's only the beta builds you have to worry about.  For the most of you this will only be x64 related stuff.

The same goes for any Office 2010 packages people were experimenting with pre-SP6 MP1.  This includes the recalled SP6 release.  You will need to repackage any office 2010 stuff.  As this is...