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Real Smooth Roaming on Citrix

March 13, 2009

When you’re using Citrix and want your users to be able to roam smoothly from client PC to client PC, you need to use the Web Interface (WI). When connecting to the WI you can use either a webbrowser or the Program Neigbourhood Agent (PNA). When the only “application” you « Read More

RES Wisdom: Keeping AD clean

March 10, 2009

Employees come, employees go, computers come, computers go… What (often) stays are their accounts. In my consulting days, I’ve checked many Active Directories for old and unused accounts. I’ve never ever seen one that didn’t contain at least 10 accounts that were not used anymore. This, in itself, is nobody’s « Read More

RES Wisdom: parameters and conditions

February 17, 2009

One of the questions we get a lot is if we can give an example of a job where we use parameters and conditions. For those of you that are not familiar with the concept: a parameter functions as a placeholder for actual information a condition determines wheter a task, « Read More

VMware View with PowerFuse & Wisdom

January 29, 2009

As you probably know, both RES PowerFuse and RES Wisdom work really well with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware VDM. Both RES products help you manage “the last mile”. Wisdom allows you to change settings in running vdisk or cloned images without having to reset the user session forcibly. PowerFuse configures « Read More

Access to files and folders based on location

January 27, 2009

An american partner of RES posted this question to Bob Janssen: We have doctors that can have read/write access to information on a particular file share when they’re at the hospital, but when they go home they only need read access. Nurses are another example where they can have read/write « Read More

Run Book: Controlled change on VM

January 20, 2009

Every time I think of something I want to do with RES Wisdom, I’m amazed at how easy it is to accomplish. For this example, the flow chart was more complicated to create than the actual Run Book. What I wanted to do for this blog was create a Run « Read More

Migrating Existing Citrix Published Applications to RES PowerFuse 2008

January 20, 2009

This week RES Software released a cool utility to migrate existing Citrix Published applications to RES powerFuse 2008. The RES PowerFuse Migration Toolkit for Citrix XenApp helps you implement RES PowerFuse in your Citrix environment by using information about existing published applications. The RES PowerFuse Migration Toolkit for Citrix XenApp « Read More

Saving money and going green with RES Wisdom

January 8, 2009

Sometimes you need to be reminded by someone (thanks Adrie) of the cool things people are doing with RES Wisdom, and the fact that they are earning money with it. A customer of RES uses about 150 terminal servers. Every night and every weekend they maintain, polish and shutdown two « Read More

Mailing RES Wisdom Job Results

December 18, 2008

Our colleague Rob de Korte proved, once again, that with a little creativity, you can do anything with RES Wisdom (I’m not saying you should ;-). What he achieved with this example is to send an e-mail containing the results from a recurring job. Here’s how he did it: Go « Read More

RES Wisdom and OS deployment

November 26, 2008

The first time people set eyes on RES Wisdom, they’re pleasantly surprised by what it can do and how simple it is to use. After using it for a while, they pull more and more everyday stuff into tasks, modules, projects and run books so they can schedule it. This « Read More