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Login Consultants ADDC and ADM add-on

Login Consultants ADDC and ADM add-on

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One of the things that has been great to see working is the community. I love what people develop and how they go around working on tools that can help develop a product. Login Consultants have been doing this since back in the old days of softricity and they continue to do so today. The tools always seem to be pretty popular among the App-V customers that i end up at!

so I thought I'd mention a couple more that they released this week. 

The first is the App-V 4.5 Client Diagnostic and Configuration tool (ACDC).  This one looks like it'll do a lot of really cool stuff, such as:

  • Launch predefined and custom commands within the virtual environment of each application.
  • See the impact of the App-V Client and the available virtual applications on your system by calculating package size, cache size, user delta file size, log file size etc.
  • Diagnose problems with App-V applications by parsing the App-V Client log file (in real time) and search any message online.
  • Configure settings that are not visible in the App-V Client GUI, such as "Predictive Streaming", "Allow Stream from File", "Max Package Age" and many more.
  • Give an overview of application and package information by merging important WMI, registry and OSD information in one single window.
  • ACDC can be run both as an Administrator and as a Limited User. Running as a limited user will limit the functionality of the tool due to the fact that it has less permission on the system.

You can read all about ACDC at http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=114 . The Team have also released some great topics on using the tools also.

1. Launching commands within the virtual environment

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2. Client installation and settings

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3. Detailed cache information

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4. Real time log parser

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The second is the App-V 4.5 Add-on ADM v1.0.  As I'm sure you already know, we have our own Administrative Template for the App-V 4.5 Client which can be downloaded here, but this one lets you manage some additional App-V 4.5 Client settings such as:

  • Managing the virtual drive letter
  • Managing the client’s refresh settings (point to management server)
  • Cache location and size

You can find all the details on that here: http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=112.

Keep in mind that these are not Microsoft tools and as such we make no warranties or guarantee's, nor does Microsoft support the use of these in any way.

This is one of those 'use at your own risk' but I am sure you will all evaluate the pro’s and con’s and make good informed decisions.

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