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AndyN | 13 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Are you looking for an independent overview of the Application Streaming and Virtualization solutions and curious about the different features- and functions each Application Virtualization vendor is offering!? This is the white paper you definitely must read! 

The detailed features of Cameyo, Citrix, Numecent, Microsoft (both App-V v4 and v5), Spoon, Symantec and VMWare are available in the feature compare matrix. The goals of this white paper are to:

  • Provide an application and desktop delivery solutions overview
  • Explain the pros and cons of Application Virtualization
  • Highlight why Application virtualization and VDI are a perfect fit
  • Describe the different application virtualization...
AndyN | 05 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Thanks to everyone who attended today’s webcast based on a popular Connect article called "How to Set Up a Backend Failover Solution" for Workspace Streaming.

Special thanks to Ganesh Balasubramanian for his great presentation!

Play or download the Webcast recording here:
https://symantec.webex.com/symantec/lsr.php?RCID=3...

Slides from today's Webcast are attached to this blog post.

Links you may find useful:

Download Trialware for SWV or SWS

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Ludovic Ferre | 05 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

I am looking inside w3wp.exe process dumps right now and I wanted to document here some interesting and important steps to get WinDbg up and running, and returning interesting results (in order)!

 

General setup:

  • set _NT_EXECUTABLE_IMAGE_PATH=SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
 

Loading CLR debugging tools:

  • .loadby sos.dll mscorwks
  • .load c:\psscor2\amd64\psscor2.dll

Storing results to file:

  • .logopen /d

Checking the various memory heaps:

  • !dumpheap -stat
  • !dumpheap -type System.String -min 10000
  • !dumpheap -type System.String -max 10000
This will allow you to see the heap memory consumption, the strings that are less than 1000 bytes and then above 10000.
 
Very useful if you need to find out where memory is going to!
riva11 | 04 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

For organizations that want to temporarily prevent installation from Windows Update, Microsoft has released the IE10 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit.

This tool allows to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 10 and also provides an unblock procedure that allows IE10 to be installed through Automatic Update.

 

Microsoft will distribute Windows Internet Explorer 10 as an important update through Automatic Updates for Windows 7 SP1 and higher for x64 and x86 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher for x64.
This Blocker Toolkit is made available to those who would like to block automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 10 to machines in environments where Automatic Updates is enabled. The Blocker Toolkit will not expire.

Supported operating systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Link: ...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 24 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

The Vision 2013 Call for Papers is now open.

Do you have a case study featuring successful implementations of Symantec products? Or best practice tips and trick using Symantec solutions? The Vision team is now accepting proposals for sessions at Vision 2013 Las Vegas.

To apply, simply provide a brief summary of what you would like to cover in the session and why it would appeal to Vision attendees. The Vision team will respond to all applications by February 21, 2013.

UPDATE: The deadline to submit your Papers has been extended until February 21, 2013

You can submit your proposal...

riva11 | 16 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

RichCopy is a GUI interface for RoboCopy tool. This tool was originally developed in 1996 by Microsoft for internal use only but later they made it available for free public download.  An interesting feature as author declare is "Surprisingly it copies and moves files even faster than RoboCopy tool and XCOPY command. "

Main Features

  • More powerful, faster and stable than than any other file copying tool.
  • Create several profiles to assign special settings with a specific profile.
  • Copy files from multiple and different locations and save in a single destination.
  • Filter the files based on the date, time and choose to either copy or opt those files.
  • Being on GUI, supports command lines.
  • Suspend and resume file copy at any time..

Reference : ...

AndyN | 07 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

Symantec Workspace Virtualization won the Editor’s Choice Award in the Application Virtualization category for the 2013 Virtualization Review’s Reader’s Choice Awards

http://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2013/01/0...

AndyN | 28 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Thanks to everyone who attended today’s webcast on how to virtualize & stream Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Special thanks to Danny Del Valle for his great presentation!

Play or download the Webcast recording here:
https://symantec.webex.com/symantec/lsr.php?RCID=e...

Slides from today's Webcast are attached to this blog post.

Links you may find useful:

Download Trialware for SWV or SWS

Nirmal R | 27 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

I've been asked this question several times, so I thought it might be worth blogging it.

You are probably aware that a load balancer is required if you need your Symantec Workspace Streaming environment to be highly available, scalable, robust and all that good stuff. Now, when you do setup a load balancer, you need to make sure it has been setup correctly with all the necessary configurations implemented the way you intended it to be. Check out the connect article where it talks about configuring load balancer with Symantec Workspace Streaming.

After you think you have configured it all well, the moment of truth is when the users use. Or should that be the moment of truth? To avoid any escalations and embarassment, ideally you should test these configurations. Ideally, the following 5 functionalities should be tested.

Health check of the nodes...

riva11 | 14 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview , this new version is available in many different languages such as English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, etc.  This Release Preview version is compatible with Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.

System Requirements :

  • Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 100-200 MB hard disk space
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 32 bit and 64 bit , Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit

Download the IE10 Release Preview from following link: Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview
 

The offical MS webpage asks you to select the OS and system type  (32/64bit), below you find the direct download links for Windows 7 32 and 64 bit....