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The Adventures of Justin Zarb and Dave Falkus in the Virtual Jungle

August, 2007

  • Troubleshooting SoftGrid with Process Monitor

    A great blog by the SoftGrid Team, incase you have not seen it here it is. Thanks Mike Ory Microsoft’s SoftGrid product can do some amazing things to help application compatibility issues. That being said, while administering your SoftGrid environment...
  • Its all about the logs!?

    So we are sometimes confronted with asking the basic questions...... what the heck is going on!!? One of the best places to start are the log files that are created. If we look at the basic Softgrid Components there are some core areas that we can look...
  • Sequencing With Tim

    Tim Mangan who is a busy chappy on SoftGridGuru has released a number of training videos to demonstrate just how easy it is to do various tasks with SoftGrid. Its a similar concept to the videos that Brian produced a little while back. Tim has publish...
  • Where is the ODBC information stored within a SoftGrid package?

    There are a few locations that should be checked in the SoftGrid package to determine if any ODBC information was captured during the sequence. 1. Search for odbc.ini: It will be located in the VFS\%CSIDL_WINDOWS% folder 2. Registry: Machine\Software...
  • Inside the Grid: Part 1

    So finally the legend that is Sean Donahue has finally got his hands on the SoftGrid Blog (which is great news). The Ex Knights of The SoftGrid Round Training Table are looking to do a multi post series called Inside the Grid (which is taken from the...
  • Microsoft Server Virtualization Calculator demo

    If you don't by licence's or have no interest in them, then this article probably is not going to be one for you to read...... :( However for the rest of you that carried on reading, I wanted to put up another demo on a handy tool that can show you the...
  • Using the SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Jan posted this over on the login consultants teams blog . We talked about this last week and after trying it I have to take my hat off to the team. They posted this the other day and I wanted to relay it to the masses. The Microsoft Softgrid Client,...
  • Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 Beta Available Now

    This to me was a pretty big announcement on Friday that the Microsoft Terminal Server Team Released .......... The mac RDC Client is back! This is great for the new upcoming Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway .... as our mac customers can look to start to...
  • Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 2: Application Launch

    This is a great little series that the team of in America are putting together. Sean D J.C Hornbeck has put some hard work to create this series! Hats of again to the man :) In part 1 we took a look at what happens when a SoftGrid client does a DC...
  • Microsoft Server Virtualization Licensing

    This is one of the most hilarious topics to discuss.......... why I hear you ask!? Well, because most people just don't get it!!!..... or just don't want to!!!! :) So what is the difference in licensing costs between the 3 Server Products when Virtual...
  • SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Patrick Jaspers (one of our softgrid consulting knights!) told me about a new login consultants tool . I need to have a play around with the tool and let you all know how this works!! Synopsis of the tool! Login Consultants have released the SoftGrid...
  • Windows Server Virtualization Videos from Teched 2007!

    So I will be posting some great Virtualization Video's from TechEd 2007 over the next couple of days! These were two great Videos around Windows Server Virtualization (Which had more people hitting these stands than you could shake a stick at!). These...
  • Inside the Grid: Part 3

    So I wanted to close of this series that Sean D has been progressing . I have been flat out in the UK and have not spent the time giving back to the community as normal! So this is part 3 or the 3 part series!! The first two series can be found below;...
  • How Policies are Applied in the SoftGrid Environment

    A question that gets asked frequently by customers and thankfully I have an answer for you. Brought to you by our very own SoftGrid team. Thanks J.C. Hornbeck A common question we get is "How do policies work with regards to a virtual application?" Well...
  • Inside the Sequencer - Part 2

    So we follow on from Sean's next new series! He is starting to enjoying this blogging stuff and its good to see! To see part one hit the below! Inside the Sequencer - Part 1 --------------------------------------------------------- Sequencing Sequencing...
  • Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 1: DC Refresh

    This is a great part two of this series that the softgrid team are doing. This is a nice example of what is actually traveling over the wire and the process behind the DC Refresh. Enjoy ------------------------------------------ So you have your SoftGrid...
  • Inside the Sequencer - Part 1

    These are great installments from Sean D! We now have a Inside the Sequencer to accompany the inside the grid series that he did Inside the Grid: Part 1 Inside the Grid: Part 2 Inside the Grid: Part 3 These are great nuggets for all round understanding...
  • NEW Knowledge Base articles for SoftGrid

    Here's a list of the new Knowledge Base articles. Hope they help? http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939327 : Error message when a user uses the Refresh Server command on a SoftGrid client computer: "Error Code: 410038-16908204-00000917" http://support...
  • Inside the Grid: Part 2

    So Sean D this time has updated his series on inside the grid ! Part Two has kicked off and it has some great information for you! Enjoy! ---------------------------------------------- The SoftGrid Client (SGC) A tongue in cheek saying we...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from July 2007

    Hi Gang, New KB article for July 2007 are released. The SoftGrid product has 4 new additions. All 4 in my opinion are worthy of a read. There are 2 KBs that focus on Office 2007, with best practice and support policies! Some great documentation around...
  • SoftGrid TechEd 2007 Videos!

    So as you know I had a great time out at TechEd 2007 on the Windows Server 2008 Demo Booths (Yellow TLC Area). However there was some great SoftGrid Sessions that were run. Some of the videos that were captures are fantastic! These two are some great...
  • Virtual Server R2 SP1 can run up to 512 virtual machines...

    Jeff updated the Virtualization blog with a bit of a comparison from the various Virtual Server releases and there scalability...... ---------------- Virtualization Nation, In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned the fact that Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1...
  • The Community At Large! - Gridversum

    The community around SoftGrid seems to grow faster and faster, and its a great thing. We love to see people make Microsoft products work for them and then give this knowledge back to the world. Kalle has created a new site http://www.gridversum.com/ which...
  • How do customers get access to download SoftGrid 4.2 online?

    This is an update to an older blog around downloading the MDOP . The MDOP now contains the 4.2 release . You can download it today from the MVLS website 1. Go to https://licensing.microsoft.com 2. Log-in using Passport account 3. Select...
  • New Microsoft Virtualization Web Site is up

    The Microsoft Virtualization story home has a home and can accessed here: The home of Microsoft Virtualization Check out the Tour of SoftGrid for all new to this technology.