For today's instalment of AppSense-y goodness, I'm going to quickly run through how I used AppSense EM to change the Windows 8 startup screen image - not that you particularly need EM to do this, it just happened to be the tool I used.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
The AppSenseVirtual folder is used by Personalization Server to write file and Registry changes locally, before committing them to the Personalization Server database as required. The time of commitment will depend on when the application exits, whether it is part of an application group, and whether Offline Mode or Offline Resiliency is in action. This folder normally sits at %systemdrive%\AppSenseVirtual, and for most cases it will function quite happily in the default location. However, there may be instances - and I am thinking that these instances will be limited, it's not a standard enhancement - where performance could be increased by moving the folder to another drive.
Friday, 7 February 2014
Wow....it's been two years now since I put my first post out. (I only remember because it's my dad's birthday on the same day, I don't sit around and wait for the anniversary!) Lots of things have happened in that time, but it's still a bit of a buzz to get people reading my articles (over 250,000 page hits and counting), commenting on them, and asking me for help and advice. Thanks all!
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
I still look at lots of AppSense implementations and see the Enterprise Auditing for the Deployment Groups set to the defaults. The defaults are useful - if you'd like to know whether you're using an old configuration or there isn't a configuration applied. All joking aside, in the default configuration you're not going to see much useful. I've lost track of the amount of AppSense admins who tell me "well there wasn't anything in the logs" - that's because you haven't set anything up!
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Happy New Year all!
Just a quick one today. Over on the AppSense blog, the release of AppSense Performance Manager 8 FR 2 has been announced. Us Twitter-zens are informed by AppSense's marketing bod Gareth Kitson that the software should be available for download on MyAppSense at approximately 4pm UK time today (15 January).
Monday, 23 December 2013
Christmas is here again...it seems to come around much faster these days. Maybe it's because I'm getting older. It's not going to be too much longer now before I have to edit my bio page to stop describing myself as "thirty-something" - how depressing :-)
Anyways, in the spirit of the season of goodwill to all men (and women), let's quickly compile a short list of little tips and tricks to give you AppSense administrators out there something nice for the holidays! These are just a quick list of things that I have in my notes that don't justify posts in themselves - hope some of them are useful to you.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Environment Manager can do all sorts of useful things. However if, like me, you've worked with the software for a long time, sometimes you tend to forget about useful new features that have been added in during the 8.x years. One of these I tend to overlook is the capability to Synchronize and Mirror Folders.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Yesterday I was at the Citrix User Group in Newcastle, so a bit of a slight diversification today as I discuss some of the things highlighted there. One of the quandaries of running an AppSense-themed blog is that even though I want to do more coverage of products like Citrix, App-V, ThinApp and other supporting technologies, I always find myself trying not to alienate my core readership by moving too far away from the central focus. So I'm going to do a quick run-through of some of the things I heard here - but primarily look at them from an AppSense/user virtualization perspective, to try and keep everyone happy :-)