Posts Tagged ‘powerfuse’

Move Machine Based Context Menus to Per User (Part II)

In Part I of this two part blog post, I described how you go about denying access to the machine based content menus, this blog post will describe how you now can target these same context menus to specific users or groups i.e. moving them to per user based. Before we go on another further,…

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Application Upgrades in RES Workspace Manager

Upgrading applications that store user personalisation settings in different places for different versions of the application can be problematic and we at Virtual Engine run into this time and time again. The most obvious example is Microsoft Office migrations but this isn’t the only example. Due to the latest upgrade cycles, the typical problem we…

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Internet Explorer Personalisation with RES Workspace Manager

Looking at user settings, below are some recommendations for managing Internet Explorer with RES Workspace Manager. These are not RES “best practices” but tips and tricks picked up in the field after a number of deployments. Configure IE User Settings at a global level (or as an ‘auto launched’ application) so that they get applied to the user’s session…

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The case of the missing Office 2007 Quick Access Toolbars

Recently I’ve been involved with one of our customers who is migrating from RES PowerFuse 2008 and roaming profiles on XenApp to RES Workspace Manager 2011 (WM) utilising Zero Profile Technology (ZPT) and a mandatory profile. One of the issues they had on the new environment was the Office 2007 Quick Access Toolbars (QAT) weren’t being…

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RES Workspace Manager and 32/64 File Paths

With deployments of x64 Windows Operating Systems (Windows 2008 R2 RDS and Windows 7) on the significant increase, you will discover over time that you need to support the same applications in the RES Workspace Manager management console but with two differing file paths. For example, Adobe Reader 9 on a 32-bit OS will typically…

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Using Software Restriction Policies to Block Scripts

When we are implementing RES Workspace Manager POC/Pilot’s on a customer’s site, one of the first things we try and do is create an new AD organisation unit (OU) where our test PC’s or XenApp/RDS servers will be placed. One of the reasons we do this is it allows us to block any existing AD…

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RES Workspace Manager Zones and USB Devices

Have you ever had a requirement to base a Device Zone within RES Workspace Manager on a particular hardware device? If so, you may have already discovered that if is a storage based device then you’re good to go. However, if it’s not of a “removable storage” type then we’re seemingly out of luck. Not…

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RES Workspace Manager Registry Import Bug

[UPDATE 01/08/2011 – RES have released a fixpack for RES Workspace Manager 2011 SR1 that resolves the issues highlighted in this post. I don’t have any word on whether this fix will be rolled into the next Service Release of RES PowerFuse 2010 (SR5?). I hope so as we can then remove this post. In the meantime, please contact…

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Finding the RES Workspace Manager Run Once GUIDS

Following on from the initial post on the Run Once Per Computer and Run Once Per Computer, Per User  GUID locations for the .ONCE files, it’s probably wise to let you know how to correlate the GUIDs used with their corresponding configuration items. There is no exposure to the GUIDs directly within the RES Workspace Manager GUI…

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