Application Virtualization Dashboard – Now in Beta Release!

Now this is something i have been working with some of our internal teams for a while. The Solution Accelerators team has looked into a requirement to help reporting in App-V. This really will be a great step in the right direction for helping customer report there application virtualization estate better. There has already been…

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SCVMM 2007 Interesting Clear Up for Database

One of mine and Duanes good friends is a PFE engineer called Richard Diver (lovingly know to us as Dicky Diver!) He has been working on a number of issues with some of his customers around SCVMM. Well he came across a great little workaround to an issue; ————————————— Here’s the situation: Following several deployments…

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Interesting Issue with App-V RC Build 4.5.0.1308 and Additional Management Server - Failed to establish a connection to the data source

This is quite interesting and is fixed in the RTM release but whilst your testing your RC releases of App-V its worth whiling knowing about this gotcha that can occur! as it has caught a couple of my customers out. So lets consider that we want multiple Management servers connecting to a remote SQL server….

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Have a look at your Database!

A really handy thing that I tend to do is review the database of the Softgrid 4.x deployment. The SoftGrid Database has a number of vital information. This information allows us to understand certain server configuration issues and the potential for client side problems. To gather this information we need to gain access to SQL…

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Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 2: Application Launch

This is a great little series that the team of in America are putting together. Sean D  J.C Hornbeck has put some hard work to create this series! Hats of again to the man 🙂 In part 1 we took a look at what happens when a SoftGrid client does a DC Refresh. During DC Refresh…

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SoftGrid Public KBs from June 2007

The core and only KB this month which stands out is Softgrid 4.1 Service Pack 1, we strongly recommend that you should upgrade to this enhanced client/server. Lots of fixes and great support for new applications.   http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938497 Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 release notes

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SoftGrid Guides and Documents

So there is some great SoftGrid Documentation and Guides up on download @ microsoft . The guides have some great value add information to help you get going on your deployments. The SoftGrid Product Team will have a KB coming out soon to talk about the download. http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/7/D/C7DCA0EB-3F2F-4606-B867-1EA91DB643B2/SoftGrid_v4.x_Documentation.exe   The documents are from the softricity…

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Who's using what app!?

So sometimes you may want to sanity check who is using what application or Who has an application open and running. We can do this by using the SQL data; Open SQL Enterprise manager. Now expand the SoftGrid database.Expand the tables. Right-click on the “APPLICATION_USAGE” table, and select “Open Table” then “Return all rows”.Scroll to the…

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Integrate SMS 2003 with SoftGrid Step-By-Step

http://www.microsoft.com/hk/community/article/article_070606.aspx    This has been nabbed from the above article. Its a bit ruff and ready but it certainly will get you there. Use this as a guide to setup a test environment and configure SoftGrid 4.x and SMS 2003 Connector. SMS 2003 with SoftGrid for MCS + SQL Server X1 SoftGrid Virtual Applications Server…

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