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Citrix DynamicUSB and RES PowerFuse

October 19, 2009

Often we receive questions from customers how to configure RES PowerFuse in such a way that a USB drive attached to a local client is available in a Citrix Session. “Despite the fact i’ve configured the RES PowerFuse hide drive policy correctly, the USB Drive is not available in the « Read More

HOWTO: Force application icons and location on the users desktop

September 8, 2009

This week a good member of the RES Software community called us at support with a great question. He would like to have a predefined desktop for all his users everytime they logon to their environment.Not only the application icons need to be placed on the desktop but also the « Read More

Instant File Type Associations in RES PowerFuse explained – Part 2

July 9, 2009

Instant File Type Association in RES PowerFuse SR5 and lower RES PowerFuse has support for File Type Associations since the early versions. For most environments this basic implementation of File Type Associations was sufficient. The implementation was based on the fact that a File Type was created in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes based « Read More

Instant File Type Associations in RES PowerFuse explained – Part 1

June 11, 2009

What are File Types and Associations In a Windows environment, different types of documents and files are identified by three-character file types. Common examples include .doc, .xls, .pdf, .bat and .vbs. A file type association links a specific file type to a specific piece of software that is installed on « Read More

Configuring RES PowerFuse App-V integration for SCCM

June 9, 2009

The latest versions of both App-V and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can work together to deliver virtual applications to the user. Some minor changes needed to be made to RES PowerFuse to support the executable (VApplauncher.exe) used by this new method. This blog describes the way to configure RES « Read More

Shell Folder handling in a RES PowerFuse session

May 15, 2009

Shell Folder handling in a RES PowerFuse session IntroductionThe way in which users’s Desktop, Start menu and Quick Launch folders are handled has been redesigned in RES PowerFuse 2008 SR5. Users’ Desktop, Start menu and Quick Launch folders require careful handling by RES PowerFuse in sessions using the Windows shell. « Read More

Who’s who in the registry

May 7, 2009

Someone showed me this neat little trick a while ago (can’t remember who though. Sorry.) and I needed it today. I wanted to walk through the registry of a specific terminal server user. So I logged onto that terminal server too (using my own credentials) and opened up regedit… And « Read More


April 30, 2009

Focus, when you look this up on Wikipedia you will get as result “Focus (computing), a component of the graphical user interface which is currently selected” So focus is important for users, when they select an application that application should get focus and not some other application or object in « Read More

RES Software User Group

April 30, 2009

A New source for you as a user of RES Software product’s is born. RES Software User Group (http://www.resug.com/) is live. We have to thank Marcel Funke and Yuri Haak for this great initiative. The Vison of RESUG: ‘The RESUG community will provide both existing and prospective individuals with an « Read More

RES Wisdom and VMware Virtual Center

April 10, 2009

The content of this post is a bit more complicated than usual, but if you need to implement a change inside a VM in a vCenter environment with vMotion and DRS, I believe it’s worth the read. In RES Wisdom 2009 you can create a connector to an ESX(i) host « Read More