The Citrix Presentation Server Client provides the ability to customise the client before you deploy it to your workstations. Customisation of the client is an important step to ensure the best possible experience for your users and it is yet very simple to achieve:
TweakVI is a tweaking and “optimisation” application from Totalidea that is essentially a front end for a large number of registry settings that you can enable or disable to change the behaviour of features in Windows Vista. The application is mainly aimed at power users but I would assume that some slightly less power users would be interested in this application as well.
There are quite a few design choices in Windows Vista that have me baffled, especially where an interface change to me seems quite logical but Microsoft have not implemented one. The Safely Remove Hardware feature is one such change.
While checking out where my disk space was being consumed on my Windows Vista machines, I found that System Restore was the main culprit. So to reclaim my lost space I disabled it. Here you can see the before and after impact on the system drive of my desktop - close to 3GB was freed:
Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 Print Migrator 3.1 has now been rolled into the operating system with Windows Vista and Longhorn Server in the form of the Printer Migration Wizard. This new version is very simplified and comes as a UI, as you can see in the screenshot below, and a command line version.
If you are ever installing SafeWord RemoteAccess, don’t be in a hurry. Be prepared to wait while the Setup application downloads the application updates from the SafeWord site, you could be there a while. It’s clocked just over an hour now and it’s not my end:
Here’s a few interesting NAP links from the past several weeks:
Unfortunately life with Windows Vista means living with Microsoft’s Volume Activation 2.0. For complete information on Volume Activation 2.0 see this TechNet page:
Installing the Windows Deployment Services MMC on Windows Vista is a simple process:
Citrix have released version 10 of the Presentation Server Client and the new Citrix Streaming Client as well as Hotfix Rollup 3 for Presentation Server 4.0: