Archive for December 31, 2012

2012 recap, here comes 2013!

Like last year I decided to write a recap of past year. This year was a really interesting year, I learned a lot. Not only from a technical perspective but from a personal perspective as well.

Both Barry Schiffer and Esther Barthel joined our team (among others) and both have proven to be a great addition to the team. I think the team is really balanced and we’ve got all disciplines in house to deliver complete infrastructures with just one team of consultants.

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Citrix Partner Exchange 2012

Last week I attended the Citrix Partner Exchange 2012, it’s an event held by Citrix BeNeLux and this year it was in Nieuwegein which is a new location for this event. After a slippery ride (first snow this year) I arrived at the NBC and took a look at the program:

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When to use conditions and evaluators in RES Automation Manager

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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Bromium vSentry, a first glance

A couple of days ago I received the bits from Bromium’s vSentry. vSentry is a security solution built to provide safe desktops to end-users without the hassle of it (the security solution) being there.

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RES Software Workspace Manager ‘s AppGuard is unable to protect your session

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:

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Shortname issues with Citrix XenApp and Citrix PVS

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.

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