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  • 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: 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: Installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

    Jeff Woolsey has thrown an update on the Virtualization Teams blog around installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 and the tip you need to get it to work! Start to play with Windows Server 2008 and still get the benefits of Virtual Server also :) Virtualization Nation, If you’re trying...
  • Blog Post: Softgrid and Terminal Servers

    In Terminal Server/Citrix Environments we see a lot of over capacity of the server estate. Specifically when a business has one troublesome application that has incompatibilities with others that already are in place on the server farm. You have all probably seen the below where we show a basic over...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager RTM

    Massive announcement from the Virtual Machine Manager Team today . The RTM of SCVMM has hit the floor which means we will start to do some deep dive work on this product and show some amazing value add, which includes showing some of the value add when using this product! I have used many a virtualization...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Who's using what app!?

    So sometimes you may want to sanity check who is using what application or Who has an application open and running. We can do this by using the SQL data; Open SQL Enterprise manager. Now expand the SoftGrid database . Expand the tables. Right-click on the "APPLICATION_USAGE" table, and select "Open Table...
  • Blog Post: How do customers get access to download SoftGrid 4.2 online?

    This is an update to an older blog around downloading the MDOP . The MDOP now contains the 4.2 release . You can download it today from the MVLS website 1. Go to https://licensing.microsoft.com 2. Log-in using Passport account 3. Select Product Downloads on the left pane 4. Select...
  • 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: 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 4.1.1.302 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...
  • 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: Microsoft Server Virtualization Calculator demo

    If you don't by licence's or have no interest in them, then this article probably is not going to be one for you to read...... :( However for the rest of you that carried on reading, I wanted to put up another demo on a handy tool that can show you the cost advantages of using Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization Videos from Teched 2007!

    So I will be posting some great Virtualization Video's from TechEd 2007 over the next couple of days! These were two great Videos around Windows Server Virtualization (Which had more people hitting these stands than you could shake a stick at!). These Video's are here to help dismiss some of the myths...
  • 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: Icon's

    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...
  • 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: SoftGrid Community Page on TechCenter

    Sean D pinged a mail out to us all with a great new addition to the TechCenter. There are now community based forums which should assist you gain knowledge on the product. ------------ I am very excited to announce the creation of 3 new SoftGrid Forums on the recently released SoftGrid TechCenter on...
  • Blog Post: SCCM with SoftGrid 4.5

    I am currently getting ready for a well deserved holiday (actually that statement varies from person to person!!) and handing the reigns over to Andrew Bennett to keep blogging on my fortnight away. However before this I really wanted to get some information up that excited me around the integration...
  • Blog Post: Inside the Sequencer - Part 2

    So we follow on from Sean's next new series! He is starting to enjoying this blogging stuff and its good to see! To see part one hit the below! Inside the Sequencer - Part 1 --------------------------------------------------------- Sequencing Sequencing is a 34 step process or thereabouts. I usually...
  • 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: 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: 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;...