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riva11 | 01 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Freecommander is a useful Windows explorer portable alternative, this freeware tool is a easy and small file manager ( 2,4 MB) with lots of advanced and helpful features. It can be used to manage local computer and also configure network location or an FTP drive.  Other interesting feature is about the international support, in fact It supports 38 multiple languages for program and help files Language and help files.
Features :

  • Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical
  • Tabbed interface
  • Optional tree view for each panel
  • Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
  • File viewer inside archives too
  • Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
  • Nested archive handling
  • Built in FTP client...
Jordan | 08 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Back in April I posted about how with SWV 6.1 would no longer ignore LSASS by default, meaning you could capture MSSQL and similar applications into a layer.  With the release of SWV 6.1 a lot of people started complaining about long delay when logging into a domain. This was caused by SWV no longer ignoring LSASS.

With SWV 6.1 SP1 we've decided to ignore LSASS again so that people wouldn't see the login issue. So if, for some reason, you need to capture something that only worked with SWV 6.1 make sure to keep the installer because it might not capture in SWV 6.1 SP1.

We do have plans to eventually re-support the LSASS scenarios, but I'm not aware of any time frame for doing so.

riva11 | 09 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

In the article " Dumb Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat " by Gregg Keizer published on Computerworld, there are many comment about a  chart Microsoft provided to a Wall Street Journal columnist.
This chart shows which versions of Windows and XP can be upgraded to Windows 7 without perform a "clean installation" , in other words a backup before the update and a restore to rebuild the user environment.
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More detailes :  Dumb Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat

riva11 | 09 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

If you need to make a screenshot of a command lines but you don't have Windows running , the CmdCapture is the right tool for you.
There are several examples about how to use this tool, produce documentation for manuals, procedures or websites, or just print out a page with many errors during an installation ..

But the solution is CmdCapture , this free tool can be used in a command line to create a screenshot and save it in a png format (other format files available).
In case you have to save on a different folder the /d parameter can be used to specify another directory.


  • /f choose the output file type - png ( default ), jpg, bmp, tif, xpm
  • /h displays help on the command line parameters.
  • /d can be used to specify another...
erikw | 03 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

The 31st of August Vmworld 2009 will start in san Fransisco.

  • Who is going to attent?
  • What do you hope to see?

Symantec will give a lot demo's with the Workspace Virtualisation.
Hp will show their Thin Clients

We will show VirtualStorm over there.
VirtualStorm is a very small Windows Xp image that uses Symantec Virtualisation to get all the applications inside.You can run over 1000 full Windows Xp clients on less then 2 TB of disk space. or visit the linkedingroup:
Want to see all the highlights?

riva11 | 27 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

VMWare has released an interesting 54 pages ebook “Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0” about the principal guidelines to optimize the performance of VMware vSphere 4.0 , this book is available for a free download from VMware site.

Link :

riva11 | 24 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

I'd like to share an intersting article about PowerShell scripting for VMware ESX written by Eric Siebert and pubblished on .

PowerShell scripting for VMware ESX: Using Quest's PowerGUI PowerPack script editor

Read also PowerShell scripting with VMware ESX tutorial: Installing and using the PowerShell tool article from the same author.

For other information about Powershell , Windows PowerShell commands ( )

Reference: Windows XP commands and others

riva11 | 24 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

The Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 has been released for x32 and x64 systems. This Release supports new hardware devices and additional software improvements.

In the previous release was available only 5 languages (English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish), see the post Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released , now this package the service pack supports 36 languages.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

More details and documentation are available on Technet :

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Jordan | 10 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

One thing I don’t like about SWV is the hassle it is to import anything, I really hate having to navigate through the browse window to import a layer or to have to open a command prompt and type out the full path to the layer. Thankfully there’s an easy solution to this problem that, if you’re lazy like me, you’ll find quite useful and that’s making a quick change to the registry to allow for a layer to import by double clicking on it.

  1. With SWV installed navigate to KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SVSAdmin.Document.Layer\shell\Open\command
  2. Delete the command value
  3. Change the (Default) to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\svscmd.exe import -p %1 (or where ever SVScmd is installed)

Now this uses SVScmd so a command window will open to report the import status, so if you want something different you can create a quick VSscript, ran using wscript, to make an import happen in the background (with no command...

Jordan | 23 Jun 2009 | 13 comments

One of the issues with running two versions of Microsoft Office at the same time, with one in the base and one in the layer, is the MSI repair that gets launched when you switch between versions.  This is happening because Office is trying to change the file associations for you so the version that was just launched has ownership.

With SWV 6.1 we introduced layer isolation, which can be defined as what can or cannot see the layer and what the layer can see, well this works for many situations but sometimes you need something more granular which will let you specify specific things that are isolated, Jeremy discussed this in his article on using SWV 6.1 to virtualize different versions of Java, which is what we need for Office. 

To get around the MSI repair all you need to do is create a new Multi-Size registry value named...