A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS

Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on another Windows version. This PowerShell script modifies .OSD files for you so that…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization: Sequencing Adobe CS3

J.C put up a handy post on the step by step configuration process for Adobe CS3…… you should know this one as it has been spoken about a few times…. see; http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/09/23/error-53256-sequencing-adobe-cs3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/10/26/adobe-cs3-error-53256-utf-8-or-ansi-fileinfo-dll.aspx ————————- If you’ve ever tried to virtualize Adobe CS3 then I’m betting you ran into the issue below.  Fortunately there is a…

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Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC)

One of our great team posted some information to the Technet Forum. A question was asked around contexting, which Lidiane (Lead PM) and Matt responded too. I have grabbed the main chucks of information around Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) but you should read the whole thread!   The “contexting” feature we introduced in SoftGrid 4.5…

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<REGISTRY> Examples - Registry Customizations

3 days to go till ITForum, and its already getting lots of interest…. My inbox is overflowing with people who want to meet up and am chatting to loads of my Redmond/Boston based friends that are on route now .   Anyway, hopefully this will be useful to someone…… just random dumps of example customizations…

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<WORKINGDIR> Examples - Specifying a Working Directory

5 Days till ITForum! Here are a few examples of specifying a working Directory in the OSD…….   Example 1 – Generic Example <IMPLEMENTATION> <WORKINGDIR>C:\temp</WORKINGDIR> <CODEBASE HREF=”rtsp://ds1-soft1:554/np_ecj.sft?Customer=Sequencer” FILENAME=”np_ecj\notepad.exe” PARAMETERS=”cjm.txt” GUID=”D47C0A23-32CF-11D6-990A-00A0CC6413D5″/> <OS VALUE=”WinXP”/> </IMPLENENTATION>   Example 2 – Long File Name Example <IMPLEMENTATION> <WORKINGDIR>C:\program files\internet explorer</WORKINGDIR> <CODEBASE HREF=”rtsp://ds1-soft1:554/np_ecj.sft?Customer=Sequencer” FILENAME=”np_ecj\notepad.exe” PARAMETERS=”cjm.txt” GUID=”D47C0A23-32CF-11D6-990A-00A0CC6413D5″/> <OS VALUE=”WinXP”/> </IMPLENENTATION>   Example…

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<PARAMETERS> Examples

6 Days to go before ITForum! As you can see I am doing a big count down! Will continue on the theme  of examples this week! As always, feel free to add any extras in the comments!   NOTE: The PARAMETERS tag will not support environment variables (e.g. %SFT_MNT%). Example 1 – Generic Example <CODEBASE FILENAME=”\ABCD\EXECUTE\Z_RUN.EXE”…

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<HREF> Examples

Owwwww with just 7 days before ITForum in Europe its getting very exciting! I wont be on the SoftGrid Stand however you can come and bug me on one of the Windows Server 2008 stands! Look for the jolly looking version of me these days  I am out in Stockholm Sweden at the moment! But…

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<SCRIPTBODY> Examples

Example 1 – ABORTRESULT and SUCCESSRESULT If ABORTRESULT is specified, the client will check the script’s exit code when it completes. If SUCCESSRESULT is specified (and if ABORTRESULT is not or it does not match the script’s exit code), the client will check the script’s exit code to see if it matches the value in…

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Softgrid: Illustrated OSD tool

Tim has released an August updated version of his Illustrated OSD tool: This small tool allows you to explore the xml syntax of the OSD file in an interactive way. Place mouse over items in the OSD file below for a description of the item.  What’s an OSD file? Open Software Description: a standard format…

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