In today’s environments, the needs of end users in enterprise businesses change quickly and constantly. RES Workspace Manager can help transform the existing landscape and it can help ease the transition from a “green-field“ situation to a fully managed environment. The most important constant in any workspace are the applications and how they are presented to the end user. In years of managing millions of desktops, Workspace Manager has developed unique functionality that allows customers to seamlessly migrate from a unmanaged state to a state where IT has the control it needs and the end users have access to the applications they need, when they need it.
This special feature of Workspace Manager is called ‘Merge mode’. We’ve recently published a whitepaper detailing the best practices around this functionality. This whitepaper provides best practice guidelines on deploying RES Workspace Manager in an existing, unmanaged Microsoft Windows 7 desktop platform environment. The goal of this document is to provide a best-practice methodology for setting up RES Workspace Manager in ‘Merge mode’ in an existing environment, without disrupting the end user productivity. When running RES Workspace manager in ‘Merge mode’, a user’s existing environment will be maintained while RES Workspace manager will add managed items to that user environment.
This document will detail the following steps:
- Getting the RES Workspace Manager Infrastructure into place
- Starting the Desktop Transformation by analyzing and adding content to the RES Workspace Manager environment
- Gathering information about your application landscape
Enabling RES Workspace Composer to merge the managed environment with the existing unmanaged environment.
A full best practice about How to Deploy RES Workspace Manager on Existing Unmanaged Desktops is available on the RES Software Customer Portal.