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  • 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: SoftGrid Public KBs from April 2007

    One release for April! But watch out for further updates for SoftGrid KBs! http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935684 Information about SoftGrid support for non-English-based server configurations
  • Blog Post: How can I monitor my SoftGrid Clients?

    Currently SoftGrid 4.1 and 4.2 do not offer a management pack to look at the health of the SoftGrid Infrastructure. One thing you can do is to enable the SoftGrid Client to log to the eventlog (this is not on by default): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931252 Once you enable the SoftGrid Client...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from August 2007

    The Year is just flying by and I am sure that I will start walking down the street and see Christmas lights up soon :) Still to keep you in the light I wanted to get the Softgrid KBs for August up! Hope that these are helpful. SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Public KBs from February 2007...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Guides and Documents

    So there is some great SoftGrid Documentation and Guides up on download @ microsoft . The guides have some great value add information to help you get going on your deployments. The SoftGrid Product Team will have a KB coming out soon to talk about the download. http://download.microsoft.com/download...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid on Windows Platforms (Internationalization)

    A common question that pops up quite often is the support for SoftGrid on non-English platforms . Whether this be the Management Console or other Core component. We plan to address this in later versions of SoftGrid in the Future but currently this is not the case in 4.1 or 4.2. KB http://support...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SoftGrid Support Sites

    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...
  • Blog Post: New Builds of the SoftGrid 4.2 Clients are Available

    J.C put this post up today and it was certainly an important update for me. I went straight to the site and downloaded it, and installed the update to my vista client. Highly recommenced this update! Just a quick heads up that there are new builds of the SoftGrid 4.2 clients available for download...
  • Blog Post: IDC Value of MDOP Whitepaper

    If your doing a business case or other justification for your requirements to adopt the MDOP (which includes SoftGrid) then this IDC white paper may very well be able to assist you. This IDC white paper examines key pain points and challenges associated with managing the desktop in the enterprise or...
  • Blog Post: 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 the new SoftGrid releases and one KB which I highly...
  • Blog Post: MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization (Released!)

    Well its finally time! The MSI Utility has reached Microsoft Download, get downloading and if you have any issues or problems be sure to let us know on the forums !; http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=37a9e590-4f55-44ac-93e1-36eb63a09240&displaylang=en&tm Hot Fix Roll...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2007 Sequencing Guide Released!!!

    Extra Extra Hot of the Press..... Wanted to ping this out so that you can all get onto this and start playing! This is the guide to Microsoft Office 2007 being sequenced (use the 4.1 SP1 or 4.2 sequencer) with SoftGrid and released to the SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 Clients .... Enjoy..... Prescriptive...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5: December 2008

    In case you have not seen this but HotFix Package 2 Hit support downloads this week rapper up in kb959834 . The core summary of the KB details the following updates; This article describes a hotfix package for December 2008 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.5 SP1 HF2 available on request

    Sebastian pinged me the other day to let me know that 4.5 SP1 HFRU2 is available as special request from Microsoft Support. What is fixed? Ø The Error 41509 on the Mgmt. Server Ø The B004 Error on the Mgmt. Console, which happen if you have assigned a package to a group that is already deleted, you just...
  • Blog Post: 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.microsoft.com/?kbid=939329 : Error message when...
  • Blog Post: Using Filemon and Regmon to troubleshoot sequenced applications

    So it’s late, all you have in front of you is a stacked number of empty cans, an empty pizza box with that last piece of cold pizza (Go on you know want it...) and surprise you are the last in the office. Why I hear you ask? Well you have followed the "Art of Sequencing" and this application just will...
  • Blog Post: 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 February 2007 SoftGrid Public KBs from March 2007...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from October 2007

    4 Days till ITForum and I am starting to get my bag packed .....its funny as I have had hardly any time to unpack it since getting back to London! One KB for October! Nice and easy one! Have a read of this KB as it describes situation that you may find yourself in when the SoftGrid management console...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from March 2008

    There was only one in March but it was a really cool little KB. For all the gang that were having problems with the MSI Utility the below KB is a massive help! The best practices and the troubleshooting information for the MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from June 2007

    The core and only KB this month which stands out is Softgrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 , we strongly recommend that you should upgrade to this enhanced client/server. Lots of fixes and great support for new applications. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938497 Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 release...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 Released!!

    While there’s a lot of attention right now on Windows Server Virtualization I think it’s very important that we don’t forget that we have solid production ready technology in Virtual Server that’s about to get even better with the new Virtual Server R2 SP1 Release. Here’s a reminder of the new features...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from February 2007

    Ok so I will try to catch up with the KBs to the present time and day :) . Again, the same statement as before that these are symptom based and that any fixes should be applied as such. Enjoy Feb's KBs! http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=932017 SoftGrid Networking http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from 2007

    A few people have asked me for the combined KB list for 2007 so I wanted to post this up! Enjoy! SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Client "Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx06-0000000E" http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=930633 SoftGrid Client "Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx03-00001002" http://support...
  • Blog Post: Support Policy for Office when Virtualized

    We spoke around Virtualization of Office 2007 . The SoftGrid Team Blog has also just plonked there update around this also. However I wanted to let people know about this new KB. KB939897 is the "Description of the support policy for versions of Office that are running in SoftGrid Application Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server and Beyond......!!!!!

    Hi World! If you are a premier Microsoft Customer, get down and see this great event that will be running! we have a little stint on the SoftGrid side and there are some other people doing some great stuff on Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualisation! Should be a great day and well worth turning...