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

October, 2007

  • Terminal Server Fonts in SoftGrid

    Just wanted to ping this up to the community as this has been an interesting talking point to a number of our Terminal Server/Citrix customers. In the past Softricity SoftGrid never use to be able to virtualize fonts in terminal server environments. To...
  • Adobe CS3 Error 53256 - UTF-8 or ANSI FileInfo.dll

    From Brussels to Newcastle! And I have been back to my roots working on Active Directory Projects! However it has not stop me from keeping an eye out for some good information. Adobe CS3 sequencing has been an interesting and active topic out there in...
  • Windows Virtualization Hypercall APIs available via open specification promise

    Jeff posted up to the Windows Virtualization blog around the hypercall APIs. The good thing here is that we are continuing our drive to be open and allow easy ways for you to develop solutions. Great news for us and Great news for you! --------------...
  • Removing Refresh and Load operations from context-menu

    Kalle posted up on his blog/FAQ this nice little tip that you may want to try out. You can use desktop standards policy maker to create an adm template with this setting in. Please also bear in mind http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931247/en-us - Description...
  • Inventorying Microsoft SoftGrid Streamed Applications

    Cristiano wrote this web blog ages ago, and I realised that I had never given this one a showing to the masses! Its a great post and this shows you how to extend the MOF file in an ESD system like SMS. This will allow you to see what is on the client...
  • Edinburgh Virtual Server and Beyond Day

    Just wanted to post a quick blog saying thank you to all that attended the Virtual Server and Beyond Premier Services Day. Myself and BenP went up and delivered some great content and very cool demos on a number of areas. BenP covered of information on...
  • Quick Start from Nothing to SCVMM

    So I have been chatting to more and more people around System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and this product is great! Compared to other virtualization management tools that I have used in the past (prior to myself joining MS) this product really...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from September 2007

    Well it looks like September is a clean month with regards to new SoftGrid KB articles! we will have to wait for next month till something new I hope that the below KB links help for 2007! SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Public KBs from...
  • Scripting within an OSD file

    Now as I have mentioned in the past, that this month and next will be traveling around a lot. And one of these trips puts me on a stand at TechEd Barcelona (I am on one of the Windows Server 2008 stands, so come and find me and say hello!!!) . The other...
  • Error When Sequencing Excel 2007

    Bob put a post up on the SG team blog which is a nice post, he has spotted some errors on sequencing Excel 2007. Its a handy FYI post and to be aware of so keep this in the back pocket!! ---------------------- Here's a problem I ran into a few days ago...
  • Beta Solution Accelerators for Virtualization

    Beta Announcement: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for SoftGrid Application Virtualization and Windows Server Virtualization The Infrastructure Planning and Design series is the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The...
  • Rakesh Malhotra gets blogging with the best of us!

    Currently I am running from one side of Europe to the other so getting time to blog has been difficult! This week was Sweden and next week Edinburgh for a Premier day. But I wanted to take a quick moment when I spotted this news. So for those that don...
  • Inside Windows Server 2008 Virtulization

    Just watched this interesting insight into Windows 2008 Server Virtualization from our very own Jeff Woolsey & Edwin Yuen. Worth a look :) TECHNET WEBCAST: EXAMINING VIRTUALIZATION WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2008 (LEVEL 300) EVENT ID: 1032351233 PRESENTED...
  • Getting to the root of the 8.3 Root

    An interesting conversation came up in the lunch room today that I thought deserved a good blog for clarification. As you may well be aware, one of the “best practices” for Sequencing an application is to have the application install itself during the...
  • Terminal Services RemoteApp™ Session Termination Logic

    I have been working with this great TS/Citrix chap 'Andy' in london recently, and he reminded me that this article was updated to the TS blog . Its a great blog on the logic that goes into a termination or disconnection in a TS environment. ---------...
  • Process Monitor v1.24

    Process Monitor v1.24 is now released and available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/processmonitor.mspx . So why do you want it? You'll want this updated version because it adds the /HookRegistry switch. This switch...
  • Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies

    So here I am in Ghent in Belgium and a customer that I was with was talking about SWsoft Virtuozzo and the licence costs around the product! I looked at them and went hmmmmmmm I know just the article! Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run...