Author Archives: Paulina Adams

Shortcut creation mode is "Add to existing" or "Do nothing", but shell has been set to "Workspace Manager"; reverting to shortcut creation mode "Replace": This is a message you could find in your Event Log. At RES Support, we have had a few questions about this message. What does it mean? And why does it report in the event log? Shortcut creation mode Managed Applications can be implemented fully, partially or not at all. In a new RES Workspace Manager site, Managed Applications is disabled: Windows Shell shortcut creation is set to Do nothing, so that users get the same Start Menu, Desktop and Quick Launch area in their RES Workspace Manager session as they had outside of the RES ... READ MORE>>
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After installing RES Workspace Manager, the composer (which facilitates your RES Workspace Manager session) is not started automatically. Laptops and workstations: On laptops and workstations, the composer (pfwsmgr.exe) can be set as shell. You can still use pwrstart.exe (our past executable) but this only launches pfwsmgr.exe and therefore is obsolete. This can be done with different with a registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Type: REG_SZ Name: Shell Value: %programfiles%\RES Software\Workspace Manager\pfwsmgr.exe Or with the RES Workspace Manager Console: Or of course with RES Automation Manager :) Terminal Servers: If you are running Citrix, you could run RES Workspace Manager as a published application. The downside of this manner is that you are running a desktop (with a taskbar) in a (mostly ... READ MORE>>
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Ever had RES Software Support asking you if the application is started 'managed'? What is 'managed' exactly? When speaking in RES terms about 'starting an application managed', it is mainly about executing actions on application level: When RES PowerFuse (pwrgate.exe) is not starting the application, it is not able to execute above actions before application launch. However, actions configuration on Global Level will of course work. Also, the yellow marked settings will not work: You can also recognize an application starting managed by the blue progress bar on the right on your desktop. This may appear and dissapear so quickly however, that you can not use this the only measure. For testing purposes, we often launch a notepad.exe ... READ MORE>>
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You can’t work with them but you can absolutely not work without them. In this blog I intend to give you more information regarding licenses and learn you how to control your licenses.

Before we can start, I need to explain the there is an ‘old’ license model and a ‘new’ license model for RES PowerFuse. In RES PowerFuse 2005 and earlier, license key’s where used. In RES PowerFuse 2008 and later, xml files are used. In this blog, I will only discuss the model of 2008 and later. I will inform you about upgrading your licenses from 2005 to 2008 or later.

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In RES PowerFuse 2008, we first introduced User Preferences. User Preferences allows you to be flexible with a mandatory user profile. By specifying parts of the profile that needed to be restored by User Preferences, a user with a mandatory profile was still able to have personal settings. User Preferences in RES PowerFuse 2008 can be compared with Flex Profile Kit from Login Consultants. The downside of this feature is that you need to know exactly what part of the profile you want to save for the user. Now, in RES PowerFuse 2010,  Zero Profile Technology is introduced. Regardless of the profile type, RES PowerFuse 2010 is able to preserve and apply user settings automatically and immediately. In this blog ... READ MORE>>
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