Tag Archives: RES Workspace Manager

JUL
31
Sean DonahueWhen I was young and foolish I ignored some of the biggest pot holes on the road to VDI salvation. But I am here to warn you against the mistakes I have made. 1 - Thou Shalt Not Be a Bandwidth Glutton Since Ethernet, and then fiber, became so prevalent and displaced slower speeds of ARCnet and Token Ring, we all too often take our bandwidth for granted. But when too many users are all accessing virtual desktops in a data center and using our Ethernet as their twisted pair, highway traffic jams can, and will, occur. And what is the result of binary traffic jams? Slow speeds for those users ... READ MORE>>
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JUL
10
Sean DonahueEvery Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment starts with the best of intentions. You strive for simpler desktop management, reduced storage costs, better central control, increased efficiency and security. Whatever your reason you may find yourself on the brink of a user revolution that can topple your VDI. Analysts say that 50% of VDI projects stall or fail. The problem stems from IT’s taking away too many of the liberties from the users in the pursuit of the above business gains. When the user is made to sacrifice, they will abandon the corporate desktops and vote with their credit cards, purchasing their own devices and software to get their jobs done. Persistence - ... READ MORE>>
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JUL
07
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In this next part of the App-V 5 series of posts I will show you a way to use RES Software products to create an App-V 5 infrastructure. Basically there are two major App-V 5 management solutions available; the App-V 5 Management and Publishing server and the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

But what if you don't have these management tools? Can you still create your App-V 5 infrastructure?

The answer is simple: yes you can. However, you will need to use some scripting and get yourself up to speed with the PowerShell commands for App-V 5. Using the following example, ... READ MORE>>
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JUL
05
Ok. It's here! RES Workspace Manager 2012 SR3, including lots of new fun stuff like Microsoft App-V 5 Integration. Sounds cool, but how do we actually configure this? Part 1 of this Blog will give you an overview of the basics. This includes creating a managed App-V application in the RES Workspace Manager console and some background in the technology behind this. The Basic Changes in App-V 5 When it comes to sequencing applications and the basic functionality, App-V version 5 is not so different from App-V 4.6. However: a lot has changed in the way the packages are placed on the clients. Also, there are new ways to deliver packages to clients, ... READ MORE>>
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MAR
15
Introduction:   Lately we have been receiving significantly more calls regarding Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager software and how this product can be used to stream virtual applications to clients. Basically the challenge we notice some of our customers are facing, is how they can benefit from a scalable, location based distribution method (like SCCM) while at the same time maintaining application manageability with RES Workspace Manager.   The challenge:   When using both the SCCM and App-V on the same workstation, and using RES Workspace Manager on top of this, things can get complicated. What we have learned is that there is a lot of confusion out there on which client is actually doing the launch of the ... READ MORE>>
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