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Thrive – in your skills, your organisation
A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight :) focused around different Technology interest area’s. The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator. Check it out.
4 Mar 2009
Error 1606. Could not access network location SoftGrid Management Service
I have been upgrading a lot of my test labs up to 4.5 RTM over the last few weeks, and I have had some good experiences and some interesting experiences :o) Anyway after upgrading all my clients from 4.1 to 4.5 I wanted to quickly get on and upgrade my management server. Now this normally should be a...
2 Oct 2008
VAS Upgrade from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 fails with error message "The installation program was unable to read the SQL. upgrade files for the configuration database"
Ok so the title of this one is not strictly related to the post but is an example of the error. A little while ago up on the TechCenter I gave an answer to Andi which I said I should blog about….. well that what I am doing. So Andi had a problem that when trying to upgrade the VAS from 126.96.36.199 to 4...
5 Sep 2008
Interesting Issue with App-V RC Build 188.8.131.528 and Additional Management Server - Failed to establish a connection to the data source
This is quite interesting and is fixed in the RTM release but whilst your testing your RC releases of App-V its worth whiling knowing about this gotcha that can occur! as it has caught a couple of my customers out. So lets consider that we want multiple Management servers connecting to a remote SQL server...
2 Sep 2008
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...
26 Mar 2008
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...
19 Feb 2008
What are the current version of SoftGrid?
After an enjoyable weekend watching the Rugby World Cup (Which is a great love of mine!). I thought I would get back to normality with a post on Client Versions. After the buzz of activities with client upgrades I thought it would be a good time to re-base what the current versions were! Both 4.1...
9 Sep 2007
Its all about the logs!?
So we are sometimes confronted with asking the basic questions...... what the heck is going on!!? One of the best places to start are the log files that are created. If we look at the basic Softgrid Components there are some core areas that we can look at and set options to log and debug the platforms...
20 Aug 2007
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...
9 Aug 2007
Inside the Grid: Part 2
So Sean D this time has updated his series on inside the grid ! Part Two has kicked off and it has some great information for you! Enjoy! ---------------------------------------------- The SoftGrid Client (SGC) A tongue in cheek saying we used to use at Softricity went something like this;...
9 Aug 2007
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...
6 Aug 2007
Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 1: DC Refresh
This is a great part two of this series that the softgrid team are doing. This is a nice example of what is actually traveling over the wire and the process behind the DC Refresh. Enjoy ------------------------------------------ So you have your SoftGrid Virtual Application Server (VAS) installed, your...
3 Aug 2007
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...
2 Aug 2007
New SoftGrid Virtual Labs!
There are a couple of new virtual labs up for you guys to try and play with!!! Please go wild on these labs.... There are here for you to play with and mess with to learn! I strongly advise you to start on these. The Old Labs which I bloged about are no longer there... ahhhhhhh However these are more...
29 Jul 2007
So what do all these errors actually mean!?
On Thursday we spoke about how to get the error codes from a SoftGrid client , and I wanted to carry on this topic as it helps to us to understand that these error messages are not just random occurrences that Softricity SoftGrid and now Microsoft SoftGrid provide to annoy us :) Far from it..... the...
26 Jul 2007
So a few weeks back I was asked this question...... "We have users that have SoftGrid icon caches growing rather than being cleared out. "%APPDATA%\Softgrid Client\Icon Cache". Not sure why, but unchecked, we'll have thousands of ICO files for each user soon." Its an interesting question and had...
19 Jul 2007
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...
16 Jul 2007
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...
4 Jul 2007
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...
2 Jul 2007
Learning Microsoft SoftGrid Blogcast Series
So I saw this little set of nuggets that Brian Tucker has been really good to sit down and come up with for deploying SoftGrid 184.108.40.2062 from Scratch. Its a really nice quick introduction for the die hard SMS man! So hats of to Brian for starting to become a good convert to the cause! Brian has only...
25 Jun 2007
Using SMS 2003 to upgrade a SoftGrid 220.127.116.11 client to 18.104.22.1686 (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 v22.214.171.124 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...
22 Jun 2007
Integrate SMS 2003 with SoftGrid Step-By-Step
http://www.microsoft.com/hk/community/article/article_070606.aspx This has been nabbed from the above article. Its a bit ruff and ready but it certainly will get you there. Use this as a guide to setup a test environment and configure SoftGrid 4.x and SMS 2003 Connector. SMS 2003 with SoftGrid for MCS...
21 Jun 2007
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...
11 Jun 2007
Branch Office Design.............. Part 1
Ok so I have started drilling into the New Microsoft System Center Virtual Application Server Branch Configuration Guide. Its change slightly from the old softricity days and this is to help us develop some of our core developing plans. Now I have some views that I would have liked to have seen in the...
18 Mar 2007
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