In most of our projects we use RES Automation Manager for task automation and as I’m a RES Certified Trainer I have to explain how RES Automation Manager works and every time I give this training I have to explain “Conditions” and “Evaluators” so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog about these two options, their differences and their use cases.
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During one of the projects I’ve worked on we did a Citrix XenApp deployment with RES Automation Manager, as we were using building blocks the deployment was up and running in no time. The usual software was installed on this server: Office, Adobe Reader, RES Workspace Manager and some other supporting components (Flash, Shockwave, Silverlight etc) and my initial tests came out positive but after installing the PVS Target Device Software I got a strange error when starting RES Workspace Manager while starting a new session:
I was working on a new Citrix PVS image for one of my current projects and the test before running the P2PVS.exe were good, all my apps worked like they should so I prepped the server for the imaging (preparing antivirus, last PVS optimizations and a full pre-scan of my VM) and I ran P2PVS.
At the moment I’m bulding a new PVS/XA based environment with RES AM and RES WM in combination with APP-V 4.6 SP1 but when the App-V team sequenced the first application they received:App-V error 0A-0000E01E: An Unexpected error has occured. So I googled and found a support article but after changing the reg key on the client it still gave this error.
I like to use the MDT 2012 database to store data to configure my servers, a lot of data can be hold in this database to customize and automate your deployment with MDT 2012 and with each release Microsoft adds more possible features and functions to this database. With the transition from MDT 2010 to 2012 Microsoft added a couple of things:
Using the MDT database: “ZTI error opening SQL Connection. SQL server does not exist or access denied”
For one of my current projects we’re using MDT 2012 Update 1 and we configured the MDT DB using the database wizard as we’re using the MDT database as source for our deployment. It holds host name and IP configuration of the target machines (as we can remove the need to press F12 for PXE with the use of RES Automation Manager 2012 we have a great ZTI solution).
But we ran into a problem when using the database as the targets would use the DB information so they were deployed using the automatically generated hostsnames and based on DHCP. So when looking into the results in the C:\Windows\Temp folder we discovered that we got an error: