Like any good IT pro you’re probably keeping an eye on the latest software releases and updating to keep on top of security updates. When it comes to Adobe Flash under Citrix Presentation Server, you’ll want to ensure that the latest update is supported by SpeedFlash/SpeedScreen.
Expecting an application to execute correctly when run with limited user privileges should be something that we take for granted. Alas in the real world this is not the case, but things are getting better, if slowly.
The Service Pack 2 Administration Tools pack has been released as a stand alone package. I’m fairly certain this is new - I don’t recall seeing this download before and the knowledgebase article was updated just yesterday.
If you’re deploying applications on Citrix Presentation Server via Application Virtualisation/SoftGrid, you may run into issues with applications that utilise a local HTML based help system. These applications will generally launch Internet Explorer as the viewer and in our case, we’ve found that IE is launched outside of the protected environment and thus never sees the help content located inside the environment.
The Short NAP is a quick list of Microsoft Network Access Protection and Server/Domain Isolation related links from around the web. Here are the links for Thursday the 10th of January 2008:
HP and the Chief Happiness Officer have teamed up to make the UK happy at work. It’s all about giving users choice and remote access looks to be a big part of that. 800 employees across different companies were ‘experimented’ on and the results speak for themselves:
It’s been a while since an entrant in the Hall of Shame, so today I’m pleased to bring you a bit of a chuckle courtesy of ACDSee Standard 5.0. It seems that the Tips dialog in this old version, doesn’t like it if you’ve installed the application to a non-default location (think sequencing in SoftGrid). Perhaps this dialog has a case of what my wife would call “Man eyes” - very similar to inattentional blindness.
If you’re deploying Office 2007 and haven’t yet standardised on the new file formats, you’re probably already aware of how to set the default file formats via Group Policy, or using the Office Customization Tool to set the defaults before installing Office.
No official word from the SoftGrid/Application Virtualisation blog yet, but Microsoft have released the MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization for converting your sequenced application to MSI installs.