New SoftGrid Knowledge Base Article Available

We recently published a new KB article you might be interested in.  This one covers the issue recently mentioned on the blog at http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2007/09/19/error-53256-sequencing-adobe-cs3.aspx and in the SoftGrid forums at http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2161712&SiteID=17. ====== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945621 Error message when you try to sequence a program in Microsoft SoftGrid: "SystemGuard download failed (error code 53256)" 12/5/2007 SoftGrid for Windows…

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What happened to the SGbrowser account?

In previous releases of Application Virtualization, we required admins to specify an SGBrowser account during install of the server.  This account was used to READ Active Directory (AD) and resolve security groups on behalf of the user installing the Application Virtualization server.  In 4.5, we remove this limitation and no longer require this account since…

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Windows Installer Pop-up When Running Virtualized FrontPage 2003

I recently worked on an interesting issue sequencing Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 and thought you might like hearing what was finally done to resolve it.  Chances are that if you try to sequence FrontPage 2003 you’ll run into it, but if you see a similar issue with another application you might want to give the…

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My top 5 new AppVirt (SoftGrid) 4.5 features

Hi everyone. Andrew Montgomery here; I’m a Program Manager on the AppVirt (SoftGrid) product team. We were all talking today that we want to start a regular posting process here on the blog. So, going forward, we’re going to do our best to have someone on the engineering team do a post every Wednesday. We’ll…

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SFT Explorer 1.1 Now Available

I’ve mentioned SFT Explorer in the past and since I know that a lot of you are using it I want to send out an FYI that there’s a new version available.  I posted the summary and features below but for more information and to download the tool click here.  As always, this is not…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization: Sequencing Adobe CS3

If you’ve ever tried to virtualize Adobe CS3 then I’m betting you ran into the issue below.  Fortunately there is a way to get this to work, it just takes a couple extra steps.  We have a Knowledge Base article coming out about this issue soon but here’s the meat of it in case you’re…

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Setting up an Application Virtualization Server in "Secure Mode"

Hi Everyone!  My name is Gene Ferioli and I am a Senior Program Manager on the SoftGr……  Errrr.. I mean Microsoft Application Virtualization Product Team.  We, the Engineering team, are VERY proud to have released the 4.5 beta which is the official first Microsoft “branded” version of the Application Virtualization product since the acquisition of…

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SoftGrid Operations Guide – Part 2

As promised, here’s part 2 of Brian Kelly’s SoftGrid Operations Guide: ====== 3.3 Remove a Specific Application from a SoftGrid Client PC The following procedure describes how to remove a specific application package from the SoftGrid cache on a client PC. 1. Open the SoftGrid Client Management Console (e.g., Start à Settings à Control Panel…

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SoftGrid Operations Guide – Part 1

Brian Kelly, one of our top gun SoftGrid tech guru’s, recently put together a really cool SoftGrid operations guide that covers day-to-day procedures for managing and operating the SoftGrid infrastructure.  Well, I guess technically it would now be a Microsoft Application Virtualization operations guide but breaking us of the ‘SoftGrid’ habit is going to be…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 is Now Available in Beta!

Hello everyone! We are incredibly excited to announce that after a long, tough road, Microsoft Application Virtualization is now ready for beta!!! This beta represents a lot of blood, sweat and tears by the team, but we believe it was well worth it to bring you a quality product and we think you will agree…

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