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  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 SP1 issue running a virtualized App-V application that is started from a network location

    Currently some of our customers are reporting that they are having issues running a virtualized App-V application that is started from a network location such as a UNC path or a mapped network drive.  When this occurs they get an application error ...read more
  • Blog Post: Did you know...... OS VALUE= ?

    If you removed all the OS values within the OSD file it will allow the Application to run on any platform! For Example, The below will only execute and run on windows Vista and Windows XP 1: <? xml version ="1.0" standalone ="no" ? > 2: < SOFTPKG GUID ="C5F08D2E-B660-47E6-83E9-DC0671E78840...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid File Checking Utility

    So on the back of Kalle's great Preload App's Script , the Softgrid Team have given another one of his tools a tribute! I should have got in there sooner :-) ....... Kalle has created another tool for outputting some great information from the SFT. JC wrote the blog on the Softgrid blog ..... "I recently...
  • Blog Post: A Look Under the Covers - The LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED Tag

    Chris Lord (one of the prog managers) sent up a cool post about the local interaction policy! I am forever seeing people talk about this in the forums so this is a great post! ---------------------- Introduction Application virtualization is a key feature of the SoftGrid platform. It provides administrators...
  • Blog Post: <HREF> Examples

    Owwwww with just 7 days before ITForum in Europe its getting very exciting! I wont be on the SoftGrid Stand however you can come and bug me on one of the Windows Server 2008 stands! Look for the jolly looking version of me these days I am out in Stockholm Sweden at the moment! But am looking forward...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC)

    One of our great team posted some information to the Technet Forum . A question was asked around contexting, which Lidiane (Lead PM) and Matt responded too. I have grabbed the main chucks of information around Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) but you should read the whole thread! The "contexting" feature...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Application Virtualization: Sequencing Adobe CS3

    J.C put up a handy post on the step by step configuration process for Adobe CS3...... you should know this one as it has been spoken about a few times.... see; http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/09/23/error-53256-sequencing-adobe-cs3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive...
  • Blog Post: <REGISTRY> Examples - Registry Customizations

    3 days to go till ITForum, and its already getting lots of interest.... My inbox is overflowing with people who want to meet up and am chatting to loads of my Redmond/Boston based friends that are on route now . Anyway, hopefully this will be useful to someone...... just random dumps of example customizations...
  • Blog Post: So how do we clean up them orphaned icons!?

    So we recently posted on orphaned icon files that could potentially be left behind in the users %appdata% . Well I was recently chatting to Kalle Saunamäki from www.virtualapp.net and one of the tools that he was working on was the SoftGridJanitor . The SoftGridJanitor can help organisations clean up...
  • Blog Post: <WORKINGDIR> Examples - Specifying a Working Directory

    5 Days till ITForum! Here are a few examples of specifying a working Directory in the OSD....... Example 1 - Generic Example < IMPLEMENTATION > < WORKINGDIR > C:\temp </ WORKINGDIR > < CODEBASE HREF ="rtsp://ds1-soft1:554/np_ecj.sft?Customer=Sequencer" FILENAME ="np_ecj\notepad.exe...
  • Blog Post: <SCRIPTBODY> Examples

    Example 1 - ABORTRESULT and SUCCESSRESULT If ABORTRESULT is specified, the client will check the script's exit code when it completes. If SUCCESSRESULT is specified (and if ABORTRESULT is not or it does not match the script's exit code), the client will check the script's exit code to see if it matches...
  • Blog Post: Softgrid: Illustrated OSD tool

    Tim has released an August updated version of his Illustrated OSD tool : This small tool allows you to explore the xml syntax of the OSD file in an interactive way. Place mouse over items in the OSD file below for a description of the item. What's an OSD file? O pen S oftware D escription: a standard...
  • Blog Post: A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS

    Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on ...read more
  • Blog Post: <PARAMETERS> Examples

    6 Days to go before ITForum ! As you can see I am doing a big count down! Will continue on the theme of examples this week! As always, feel free to add any extras in the comments! NOTE: The PARAMETERS tag will not support environment variables (e.g. %SFT_MNT%). Example 1 - Generic Example < CODEBASE...