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Microsoft Releases Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Administrative Template (ADM Template)

Microsoft just posted the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) ADM template for free download.  The Microsoft Application Virtualization ADM template allows you to administer App-V client settings via Preferences. The Microsoft Application Virtualization ADM template configures client settings for the App-V Windows Desktop Client and for the Terminal Services client. The ADM template centrally manages common […]

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Administrative Template (ADM Template)

The Microsoft Application Virtualization ADM template configures client settings for the App-V Windows Desktop Client and for the Terminal Services client. The ADM template centrally manages common client configurations by using an existing Group Policy infrastructure and includes settings for communication, client interface, and permissions. The ADM Template for App-V 4.5 provides central client settings […]

Entrigue Launches Script Start ProfileUnity at VMware’s VMworld

Exclusive profile provisioning/portability solution enables virtual desktops to be fully customized at logon Entrigue Systems, a leader in Windows user profile management today announced the availability of Script Start ProfileUnity.  The solution is the first of its kind to provision and manage user profile settings while also making personal user profile settings completely portable across […]

Microsoft Gets Serious About App Virtualization

As Microsoft prepares to officially launch its virtualization blitzkrieg at an event in Redmond next week, the software giant on Wednesday announced the release to manufacturing of its application virtualization offering App-V 4.5, along with a series of tweaks to its virtualization strategy. Formerly called SoftGrid Application Virtualization, App-V 4.5 is Microsoft’s attempt to push […]

Terminal Services Easy Print Explained

At the end of Wednesday’s session in London, we got round to Terminal services easy print. For those who weren’t there, Easy Print is a mechanism for re-directing printers through the Terminal Services Client (MSTSC.EXE aka Remote Desktop Connection).  Trying to match printers up between different OSes – say 32-bit XP and 64 bit Server […]

ThinLaunch Software Releases Thin Desktop 2.2

ThinLaunch Software Announces the Immediate Availability of Thin Desktop 2.2 Thin Desktop Enhances Virtual Desktop deployment at the business PC and is easier to manage and deploy than traditional registry or policy changes. ThinLaunch Software, LLC ( announces the immediate availability of Thin Desktop 2.2., based on the original Thin Desktop 1.1 product. Thin Desktop […]

Blast from the Past: How to Create a Single, Customized Start Menu for All Users

When publishing a desktop, many times administrators have to also control what users see in the start menu. This article will discuss how to create a single start menu that will automatically customize itself for each user. This solution uses Access Based Enumeration, folder redirection group policy and NTFS permissions.

Blast from the Past: Understanding Group Policy in a Terminal Services Environment

As Terminal Services becomes more widely deployed, many people are asking how to secure their environments. The answer to this question can be as simple or as complex as people want. A commonality among many people who ask this question is their unfamiliarity with Group Policy. Group Policy is a powerful tool in helping secure […]

Microsoft Application Virtualization: App-V ADM Template Available for Download

The App-V team is excited to make available a RC version of our App-V 4.5 ADM template. It has just been posted over on the Microsoft Connect site ( The template focus is on registry settings that are well suited to controlling via ADM Template/Group Policy infrastructure and are the most likely to be customized. […]

Citrix Releases Citrix XenDesktop VDA Configurator 2.0 Tool

I’ve used the spare time between two projects to create version 2.0 of the XenDesktop VDA Configurator. This version has a better Active Directory browsing mechanism (faster & more reliable), checks for GPO configurations of the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) and shows you all XenDesktop Farms (Name, GUID, AD location) which can be discovered. The tool […]

Microsoft Releases Microsoft App-V 4.5 (Application Virtualization) Release Candidate

The Microsoft Application Virtualization team is very excited to announce that our version 4.5 Release Candidate is now available! We’ve been working incredibly hard since the Beta release to bring you the best version of the product to date and we think we’ve achieved that goal! Since the Beta release, we have added several new […]

Windows User Profile Policies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Mike here. Windows Vista made numerous changes with how user profiles work. In fact, the changes are too numerous to describe here (you can read more about the changes with user profiles in the Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide.  However, the policy settings for user profiles from earlier versions of Windows remain and Windows […]

MS Application Virtualization New Group Policy ADM template to be available with the 4.5 Release Candidate

There’s been a lot of interest in whether we are releasing a supported Group Policy Administrative (ADM) Template file with Application Virtualization 4.5. Happily, the answer is “yes”! Our ADM Template will be made available with the 4.5 Release Candidate. Our focus was on registry settings that were well suited to controlling via ADM Template/Group […]

VMware Releases “Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2.1 Reviewer’s Guide” – Written By: Douglas Brown

Written by: Douglas A. Brown, MVP, CTP VMware just posted the Virtual Desktop Manger (VDM) 2.1 Reviewer’s Guide for download.  This is not just any Reviewers Guide as it was actually written by me!  🙂 I’ve actually been evaluating and testing VMware’s VDM 2.x solutions since the early beta’s were available.  I must admit, I […]

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