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riva11 | 27 Apr 2009 | 5 comments

Do you need to refresh your personal knowledge about command line commands for Windows XP, Powershell and why not, Oracle or SQL Server, then visit the website.

Index :

Link : Command line reference for Windows, Bash, Oracle, and SQL Server

riva11 | 18 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

An other contribution for the USB Swiss Army Knife posts ( see list below ).  Are you a nomade IT admins ? Do you need to check quickly software update on a desktop , laptop or workstations ?

The Update Notifier made by  is a good solution to check the software installed on a client and compare to the latest version available on internet.  This tool is free for private and business, you can store on your USB memory key and run everywhere without any installation. 

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Link : Update Notifier

See the other USB Swiss Army Knife tools :

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erikw | 09 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

The March 26, 2009, we presented Virtualstorm and Symantec SWV at a Sun event in the Netherlands.
Especially for this event Jean Paul presented VirtualStorm@SAP to demonstrate how Symantec SWV and DVS4VDI can be used to makes SWV work on a centralised repository.

Click on the link to view the presentation we showed to the attendees.

Brad | 02 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Hi Endpoint Virtualization fans. Check out this professionally filmed, 10 minute video from Intel. It’s available on YouTube and even has a HQ viewing option to see Brian Duckering in high def. At SEV we give you more Duckering videos, with more viewing options, at higher resolutions.

The demo covers the 6.1 streaming solution as well as a preview of some cool new 6.1 SP1 features that more extensively leverage Intel’s AMT technology.

This link will taek you to the YouTube video: Symantec Workspace Streaming Demo with Notebook PCs and Intel vPro Technology


Scot Curry | 27 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

As we all know a lot of processing takes place when a user logs on to a system.  In order to make the user experience as pleasant as possible many administrators delay certain processes from running at logon time.

Customers have asked if there is a way to delay the Symantec Workspace Streaming agent from checking in with the streaming server at logon.  This can be accomplished by adding the following line to the AppstreamCfg.txt.

PrePopulation.WaitForDesktopAfterLogin = # (where # is the number of seconds that to wait).

The AppstreamCfg.txt file is stored in the %ProgramFiles%\Altiris\StreamingAgent\bin folder.  This parameter is only read when the streaming agent starts up, so you will either need to reboot the machine or stop and restart the AWE 6.1 Streaming Agent service.

Jordan | 20 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Windows System Restore is a feature that's saved my PC, as well as many family members, on more then one occasion.  When you have SWV installed and have to restore back to a previous point, where SWV is still installed, interesting things happen to your layers.  If you're familiar with Windows System Restore what's going on may be a no-brainier but I'm going to cover what happens to a layer when you restore to a previous point when  that layer wasn't installed.

SWV keeps files for layers, by default, in C:\fslrdr and registry info in SOFTWARE -> fslrdr and SYSTEM -> Altiris -> FSL.  So in our scenario we've got Layer1 imported into our system and then we create a restore point.  We then capture Layer2 and then realize something is jacked up for some reason and have to restore back to the point right before Layer2 was captured.  What would you expect to happen?

When you launch SVSadmin you'll see that Layer1 is still imported and...

Scot Curry | 02 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

We have come across customers who are using OS Streaming technologies (Ardence from Citrix) in their environments. Symantec Workspace Streaming is an ideal tool for these environments because it provisions applications based on user authentication, so the applications do not need to be added to the streamed OS image.

While SWS is a great solution for these environments, there are some challenges that arise in these environments. The primary challenge is that SWS caches metadata about the licenses policies as well as binaries required by the application on the local machine. In the case of streamed OS environments, this information is not normally saved off when the system shuts down.

Because the cache is not available the next time the OS is streamed down the SWS streaming agent does not communicate back to the server that the applications is installed with the correct policies on the machine, so if a users request the application again, another license for the same...

riva11 | 29 Sep 2008 | 5 comments

Have you ever asked what is the best freeware program to use in place of your best commercial application?

Now the answer is found in the OSALT website. The mission for this site is to collect information and compare open source and commercial programs. The result is a large archive of many commercial programs and the freeware alternative.

Open vs. Closed
Find open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products. Browse through our software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software.

It can be really useful to discover open source software alternatives to well- known commercial software.

Link : OSALT

Suggested Freeware Portal sites :

  • EOS Director ( Enterprise Open Source Directory ) : http...