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erikw | 11 Dec 2009 | 2 comments

Last week an informative article has been published in CXO magazine.
Clik on the link, go to page 80 and read what products we use for VirtualStorm.

erikw | 07 Dec 2009 | 13 comments

Over the years I always wondered what all these files in C:\Windows\System32 are doing in my Windows XP. I collected most of them and I added the function to them to keep track of what is going on in Windows. Below you find a part of this list.

This list is the work of many people who give this information. I collected them and finally compled them into one list. In the near future I will also add a list with all CPL and other very interesting files. If you have addition, please let me know and I will update the list.

acctres.dll (Microsoft Internet Account Manager Resources) - Needed to open Outlook Express. If you do not want users to be able to use Outlook Express, it is an easy way to delete this file.

aclui.dll (Security Descriptor Editor) - Needed to enable Registry Editor.

ACTIVEDS.DLL (ADs Router Layer DLL) - Needed to open the Event viewer and Services Viewer

actxprxy.dll (ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library...

erikw | 05 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

Like everybody I often have to search to what program an extension belongs.
I found a very helpfull website that supports you in solving the questions.

File extension is a set of characters after the dot in the name of a file. A file named "FileName.doc", for example, has "doc" as its file extension. is a database of file extensions and various programs that utilize them. All the information is gathered from the users' PCs through Software Informer Client.

Just enter the desired extension in the "Search extension" box and push the "Find" button - and you will come up with a list of programs this extension can be associated with. The top program in the list will be the one that is used with this extension by the greater number of the Software Informer users. You may choose any...

riva11 | 02 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

I found a nice tool to manage more than one remote desktop connection. This can be helpful for IT admins in the usual daily routine if they have to connect and manage several servers using the RDP connection.
JDRemoteDesktop is a simple freeware tool which manages and organizes several remote desktop connections in a excellent GUI.  The connections can have a directory structure managed and there are many features to create and manage a list of connections, also is ready for portable configuration (runs directly from the USB stick).

Features of jRemoteDesktop :

- Automatic window parts for more desktop space
- Administration on a universal format of a directory structure
- Direct RDP file support
- Import / export interfaces
- Display the list server is configured
- Favorites
- Minimizing into the system tray

Brad | 26 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

What is Symantec Workspace Profiles (SWP)? Why did Symantec release SWP? What are the advantages of SWP? How does SWP work? What is the architecture of SWP?

These and many other great questions are answered in the attached PDF.

erikw | 26 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

For everybody who is very interested in the VDi space, please take a look at the newest VDI specialised website.
Sign up and see why we and others are looking at VDI.

erikw | 23 Aug 2009 | 4 comments

Last week I was in Connecticut visiting a company that has several Connect members. I was invited to create a package with an Internet Explorer that needed a special Java version.

The image the customer used had Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Java version 1.5-15 installed for their application.

The customer wanted to upgrade the Java version to 1.6 because some applications needed that.

How I solved the problem:

  • I uninstalled the Java version 1.5-15 local installed.
  • Then I created an SVS package with that Java version.
  • Inside the package I created a folder named c:\program files\passport explorer. Inside that folder I copied the standard iexplorer.exe.
  • Then I created a desktop shortcut from that iexplorer with the site name in the shortcut target path.
  • Then I installed the new Java version locally on the system.
  • After starting the new application in the task bar the new Java version showed up...
AndyN | 14 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Attention all Altiris User Group members and fans of the Symantec ManageThis band located anywhere near Cleveland, OH!

We are holding a HUGE regional User Group meeting on Friday, October 2 in conjunction with the finals of the 2009 Corporate Battle of the Bands . Key members of the Altiris Product Management team will be presenting several technical sessions and answering your questions. Come prepared to learn, network, and have a great time!

Here's the schedule and links to register (you must RSVP for each event you want to attend)

  • Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm: REGISTER 
    BBQ feast, drinks and entertainment at our private party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Friday, October 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm: ...
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?