Microsoft released App-V 5.0 Beta

Earlier this week Microsoft announced App-V 5.0 Beta. You can download it from Microsoft Connect, try and investigate what has changed. While reading some articles it seems to be rewritten from scratch, I guess  the name Softgrid is now history.

A short summary:

A new format with the extension .APPV The format SFT is gone. No
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Microsoft Rollup printing core components in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has released an update rollup for the printing core components that are included in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Check the article at: Issues that the update rollup resolves

This update rollup resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

Picture Manager may
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Windows 7 IPv6 in Enterprise Environments

A very clear article form Helge Klein, about Windows 7 IPv6 in Enterprise environments. Enable or disable, that’s the question!

Profile Update Utility (PuU) by VirtualEngine

A short demonstration of the very cool ”Profile Update Utility” (PuU) included in the Virtual Engine Toolkit (VET) injecting registry files into a Windows 7 mandatory profile quickly and easily.

More information can be found at:

Unable to Reconnect to a Disconnected Desktop Session in Windows 2008

You launch a published desktop and wait for the idle timeout to disconnect the current session. If you launch the published desktop, then instead of reconnecting to the disconnected desktop session a new session is created on a different server.

There is more than one XenApp 5.0 server with load balanced published desktop. There
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HOWTO Lock Windows with commandline

Well, that’s pretty easy and can be very usefull: rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Windows Sysinternals: Process Explorer 15 & Sysinternals Live

(Windows) Sysinternals is a great collection of tools for troubleshooting purposes. On a regular basis new versions of tools are released. This “What’s new” (July 2011) includes a new version of Process Explorer and an easy link (Sysinternals Live) to a list view of all the available tools.

Process Explorer 15.0

This major update to Process
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Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with XenApp 6 Issue with CtxAltStr Filter Driver

If you install XenApp 6 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1, after successful configuration, you might receive an event entry every time the server reboots that indicates that the filter driver ctxaltstr cannot start “File no found”. Without Service Pack 1, this filter driver is starting!

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KeepMeLoggedIn and RES PowerFuse or RES Workspace Manager

Recently Citrix released a new tool KeepMeLoggedIn on their blog

This tool will be added to the next version op XenApp as a feature, see for more information

I investigated the new Citrix tool KeepMeLoggedIn in an environment where also RES Workspace Manager is active.

First a little explanation about the tool without
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