Kent Agerlund's Blog

6th Dec 2008

Usefull Application Virtualization support tools

While waiting for Microsoft to release the SDK for Appication V. it’s nice to have a basic knowledge of the existing tools. SFTMIME.EXE: Used to control and configure the client. I really urge you to take a look at the complete list of commands and parameters at SFTMIME can be used to configure the […]

Category: App V for Newbies, Application Virtualization  |  Comment

5th Dec 2008

Application Virtualization for Newbies

This post contains basic information about Application V. Not very technical but enough for you to get started. App V. formerly known as Softgrid was bought by Microsoft in 2006 from Softricity. It’s now part of the MDOP package, which is exclusive available for Microsoft customers with Software Assurance. The key benefits of the product […]

Category: App V for Newbies, Application Virtualization  |  1 Comment

5th Dec 2008

WSUS server disappears when installed on the Configuration Manager site server

I have seen several times, that my WSUS server is suddently gone when the SUP role is installed locally on the Config Mgr site server. I am not yet 100% sure why this is happening but it’s related to WSUS trying to repair itself. By investigating the Eventlog you are able to monitor the process […]

Category: Site Systems  |  Comment

4th Dec 2008

The Application Virtualization 4.5 client

Client prerequisites: Microsoft Application Error Reporting  – download Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) – download: Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Service Pack 1 – download: Notice: There is no x64 support yet, rumor has it that it will be available in 2010 Client scenarios The Desktop client supports Windows XP […]

Category: Client  |  1 Comment

4th Dec 2008

How to Configure Virtual Application Support on Configuration Manager

With the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager R2 comes the integration between Application Virtualization 4.5 and Configuration Manager 2007. This Guide will go through the installation and configuration. How does Configuration Manager 2007 intergrate with the App V. client Deliver applications: SFTMIME commands are used to manage Virtual Application publishing delivery to the App. […]

Category: Application Virtualization, Config Mgr. R2 integration  |  3 Comments

2nd Dec 2008

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Asset Intelligence Catalog Update

Microsoft has recently released an AI Catalog Update for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1:

Category: Inventory  |  Comment

30th Nov 2008

Application Virtualization Client files and folders

Filename Location Description sftfs.fsd Vista: Public\Documents\Softgrid client XP: All Users\Documents\Softgrid client Application cache. All applications are stored in this file. The contents of this file is mounted to the virtual drive (Q:) at application run time. Shortcut_ex.dat Per Computer: Vista: Public\Documents\Softgrid client XP: All Users\Documents\Softgrid client Per User: Vista: User Profile\AppData\Roaming\Softgrid Client XP: User Profile\Application […]

Category: Application Virtualization, Client  |  Comment

29th Nov 2008

Error 1603 when upgrading Softgrid 4.1.1 to Application Virtualization Management Server 4.5

During the upgrade of my Softgrid 4.1.1 server I encountered Error 1603. The reason for this error is a missing installation path to the existing softgrid version. In the SoftGrid-server-setup.txt you’ll notice the lines (the setup file is found in the users \Local Settings\Temp folder). Open the file with Trace32.exe (found the Configuration Manager 2007 […]

Category: Application Virtualization, Installation  |  Comment

11th Nov 2008

Useful Software Metering Rules

One way to ensure a really fast ROI with Configuration Manager is usage of Software Metering. Creating the rules is a simple process but gathering the exe names of the software packages can be time consuming. To save you some time I have added some of the most commonly used products. Application Filename Vendor Visio […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting  |  2 Comments

3rd Nov 2008

Creating Configuration Manager 2007 Reports – Part III Using Count

In this example I explain how to use the Count function. I anticipate that you already by now know how to create the report in Configuration Manager and how to start SQL Server Management Studio. This report will group all computer objects by Vendor and Model with a count of each unique model.     […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting  |  1 Comment