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  • Blog Post: Can I sequence my old NT4 app's!?

    Well the answer is easy ..... No!? Or is it..... This is really a two fold statement. We do not have a sequencer for NT 4.0. So basically you cannot sequence your application from NT 4.0 directly and put them straight into your Windows XP SoftGrid environment! So if that's the case, how do I...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization TechCenter

    New last month, the Virtualization TechCenter offers IT Pros links to technical documentation relative to the breadth of Microsoft’s virtualization products. Documents on the site include assessment, evaluation, deployment information as well as news and announcements about virtualization products. For...
  • Blog Post: Where should I look for Hyper-V Information?

    So your looking for information on Hyper-V and struggling for where to look! So I wanted to get a nice bit of compiled information that Jeff did....   Websites Microsoft Virtualization Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/default.mspx Virtualization Case Studies http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Beta 4.5: Application Virtualization Error 25120

    I pinged BoruRR internally about this a while back when discussions came up on the Application Virtualization Forum. One of the things that you should watch out for when installing Application Virtualization 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 is the IIS settings. We require with the current November 2007 Beta...
  • Blog Post: 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 extension of original softricity training). Glad to...
  • Blog Post: 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 Refresh. During DC Refresh we identified the applications...
  • Blog Post: Back and getting ready for more 4.5 blogging

    So I took a bit of time off to go and see a friend get married! It was a nice break, plus as I was an usher i got to wear a smart suite and looked respectable for once ;o) …… well thats what my better half would say!……. and now I have come back to work and running full belt! That's just life in the field...
  • Blog Post: Merge and Override Settings for the Virtual Registry and File System in the App-V Sequencer

    You can either merge or override file directories or registry keys in an App-V/SoftGrid package with the App-V/SoftGrid Client OS using the following Sequencer check boxes: Virtual Registry 1. Override Local Key 2. Merge with Local Key - You can also choose to ignore the hosting system’s keys by selecting...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

    This is friking cool! You need to have a play with this! download this now and play around on this bad boy! The tool is so easy and funky to use its great! Try it out...... Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator Beta 1 Now Available! Are your existing servers and desktops capable of running...
  • Blog Post: 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 add to this In SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 we released...
  • Blog Post: SFT Encoder Express Edition : The Simple App-V Package Encoder

    My Buddy Kalle Saunamäki pinged me earlier today and let me know that he has released a new tool for SFT Encoding packaging. I have not tested the tool yet but will certainly be playing around with it later tonight. The tool looks really interesting as it looks like a new way to package? Will certainly...
  • Blog Post: Converting a Windows 2000 P2V documentation

    I was asked this a few times when i was at TechEd last week and just thought this would be a handy little post. A couple of topics in the VMM 2007 TechNet Library may help you in converting them Windows 2000 Physical hosts to Virtual ones: · "Converting Physical Computers to Virtual Machines in...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 RTM and MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC are here!!

    Just wanted to spread the good word that Karri sent out to the team As announced on the Windows for your Business blog , Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including App-V for RDS, is now publicly available as part of MDOP 2010!!! In addition, MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC for Windows 7 is now available! App...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2007 Interesting Clear Up for Database

    One of mine and Duanes good friends is a PFE engineer called Richard Diver (lovingly know to us as Dicky Diver!) He has been working on a number of issues with some of his customers around SCVMM. Well he came across a great little workaround to an issue; --------------------------------------- Here’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization User Group

    I think we can claim a first for the UK, we have a Microsoft Virtualization User Group.   This user group is going to help the community and build some great contacts. There will be a number of us from Microsoft that will be getting involved in this and making sure its a success, however Patrick...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Operations Guide - Part 1

    So Brian has been writing this guide and updating it for some time! He has put a lot of work into the document and finally it was decided to post it to the SoftGrid Product Team Blog . Brian Kelly, one of our top gun SoftGrid tech guru's, recently put together a really cool SoftGrid operations guide...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for TechEd and the Blogger's Lounge!

    As I sit in a hotel room in Munich/Germany being very very ill , I can but only look to the future. And the future is very exciting! As you can probably guess I will be flying off my little island in the UK to Orlando to come and join the world at TechEd Orlando. I will be over on the SCVMM booth...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization Security Discussion At Black Hat

    Jeff has managed to get 5 minutes of his day back to put up an announcement around WSV security . An important heads up about Black Hat next week in Las Vegas. For those of you who don’t know what Black Hat is, Black Hat bills itself as a security convention that puts you face to face with people on...
  • Blog Post: What Gets Virtualized in Softgrid

    SystemGuard provides the most extensive virtualization on the market. In addition to virtualizing Windows Services, it virtualizes per user, per application instance ( I emphasis this bit! It is not a computer based distribution methodology! ), every critical application component including the Registry...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a New Career – How about Premier Field Engineering

    Hi Everyone, I am really excited to tell you that due to our continued success Premier Field Engineering in the U.K. is looking to recruit some more Engineers to join our ranks. If you are interested in joining a dynamic and exciting team, and working for a great Company, and love working with a wide...
  • Blog Post: MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!

    Over on the MDOP blog a major announcement has just come out talking about the new MDOP 2009 R2. To read the full article go here . But here is the main announcement …… Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP ) 2009 R2! If you...
  • Blog Post: Using SMS 2003 to upgrade a SoftGrid 4.1.0.56 client to 4.1.1.306 (Service Pack 1)

    So here I am trying to figure out how to help out my charity ( a school in south east london ) upgrade there SoftGrid Environment up from v4.1.0.56 to Service Pack 1 . We have SMS 2003 to leverage which is a powerful tool for standard Electronic Software Distribution (ESD). I needed to upgrade around...
  • Blog Post: 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 videos around SoftGrid. One of these is a customer...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability

    So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid. In addition to stability...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualisation User Group UK

    This Thursday starts week of speaking and travelling. I’ll be presenting at the Microsoft Virtualisation User Group here in London before I rush of on the Friday to fly of to Seattle to do some talking internally. If you are in town and would like to come along (and we’d love to see you there), you can...