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Strange Problems With Your TS clients? Maybe It's How The Client Was Installed.
If the SoftGrid Terminal Server Client is installed though a normal Terminal Server session it is possible that you may experience inconsistent, confusing and very hard to troubleshoot problems. The SoftGrid Terminal Server Client needs to be installed on Console ID 0 so if you’re seeing strange problems...
26 Sep 2007
Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services available November 1
For those of you anxiously waiting to get your hands on Microsoft® Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 for Terminal Services you'll be happy to know that it will be available to customers as of November 1, 2008 through licensing.microsoft.com . You'll probably see some sort of official...
3 Oct 2008
Citrix Publishes FAQ on Microsoft Application Virtualization and Citrix XenApp (formerly Presentation Server) Working Together
Hello everyone! A lot of people have speculated that Citrix and Microsoft would be at odds over the acquisition of Softricity SoftGrid as it seemed to pit the two partners against each other over application virtualization. However, working in conjunction with Microsoft, Citrix has just posted...
20 Feb 2008
Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services white paper available for download
We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services.” This white paper discusses the benefits, configurations, and considerations when planning a Terminal Services (TS) solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization for TS (App...
21 Oct 2009
The App-V 4.6 for RDS whitepaper is now available
This whitepaper discusses the benefits, configurations and considerations when planning a Microsoft® Windows Server® Remote Desktop Services solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App‑V®), and while I could probably write up a big long summary and post it here, probably the best way...
27 May 2010
Reducing resource requirements for computers running virtualized Microsoft Office 2007
When you are running a sequenced version of Microsoft Office 2007 on Terminal Server clients running SoftGrid 4.1 or App-V 4.5, you may notice intermittent performance related issues. Often these issues will disappear upon reboot but will gradually begin to reappear over time. The amount of time before...
22 Jan 2009
SoftGrid and Terminal Services: Better Together
One question I get asked a lot goes something like this: "Hey JC, we're wanting to consolidate some of our servers and get better at managing our client applications. Some of the folks here want to go with Terminal Server (or Citrix) but I'm leaning towards Microsoft Application Virtualization...
10 Apr 2008
A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available - KB970831
We had a new Microsoft Application Virtualization KB article published last week. This one is about an issue you might run into if you try to change the icon of a virtualized app when publishing it as a Terminal Server RemoteApp: KB970831 - Unable to change the icon for virtualized Terminal Services...
5 May 2009
High pool memory usage on TS based SoftGrid clients under heavy load
I have been on site with a few customers lately and a common issue I have been seeing is high pool memory usage. This may manifest itself in user’s PKG files being written out as 0KB files and causing launch failures the next time the app is used. It can also cause 2020 or 2019 errors in the event...
12 May 2008
A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available - KB973366
As part of our efforts to help you be more successful with our products, we’ve published a new Knowledge Base article that has some recommendations for how to configure your Terminal Servers for best performance when hosting virtualized apps: KB973366 - Recommended configuration settings for Application...
14 Jul 2009
Announcing a Couple Changes in Regards to Microsoft SoftGrid Support
Please be aware of the following changes in regards to SoftGrid on http://support.microsoft.com Customers can now submit SoftGrid cases online through Microsoft Premier Online ( https://premier.microsoft.com ) and the Online Assistance Support pages. The SoftGrid solution center on support.microsoft...
2 Nov 2007
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