Hyper-V R2 sizing tool now available from HP

Good Old Patrick Lownds pinged me today to let me know that HP have released there Hyper-V R2 sizing tool. The HP Sizer for Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 is an automated, downloadable tool that provides quick and helpful sizing guidance for “best-fit” HP server and storage configurations running in a Hyper-V R2 environment. The tool…

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Do I need to re-sequence my applications when I move to a new OS?

Peter Ballantyne pinged me yesterday to say “have a look at this post” ….. and its a question that comes up over and over and over. So it was great to see a support statement come out from the App-V product team and sequenced apps being moved to a newer OS to help clarify the…

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Immidio AppScriber 2.0

Rodney emailed me today about a tool that he has been working on with a company called Immidio called “Appscriber”, I think i posted about this in the past about v1 of Appscriber. Appscriber is a self service portal for applications. In Rodney’s own words: Version 2.0 of AppScriber now finally adds a configurable workflow…

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App-V and support for applications with custom shell extensions

Over on the App-V Blog jim wrote a really handy little piece around shell extensions and App-V which links into a number of the conversations that i have had this week. I think that this is important to note and highlight as it keeps coming up in conversation! ——————- Microsoft Application Virtualization does not support…

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Candidates for Virtualization

I have felt like i have written the same email about applications that are not suitable candidates for virtualization in App-V more than a dozen times over the past week. And I wanted to throw up a table that i tend to use to help highlight some of these. I often use the MSIT case study as…

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Cool 2k8 R2 VDI Scripts

I am not the greatest script writer! Certainly I can bolt together some stuff that other people can do! And to add i have been doing loads with our new VDI implementation in 2k8 R2. So whilst doing some troubleshooting I was told about some Great Scripts for the Windows Server 2008 R2 VDi implementation…

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Core Configurator 2.0

My buddy Andy Auret pinged me with an update of his core configurator tool for win2k8 R2. It is completely open source so it can be amended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference to Winforms so that…

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Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V

I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services on Microsoft Download

Are you a TS/RDS admin? Don’t have access to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site? Need to download App-V for your deployment? Well if you have answered yes to these questions, i may have the answer for you. App-V for Terminal Servers/RDS is available on Microsoft Download. You need to register and give some of your…

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How do I download the App-V 4.5 with SP1 for RDS (aka Terminal Services)?

Now after most of my customers get there hands on the MDOP 2009 R2….. the next big question is , where is the Terminal Server Client! ahhhhhhh its a different download! So how can you get your hands on the Remote Desktop Services App-V 4.5 Service Pack 1 client, well the answer is “again” my…

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