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 Data\Softgrid Client Stores the location of shortcuts that are created during a refresh. The Per Computer file is updated through the SFTMIME command or when adding an MSI package. The Per User file is updated with data from the publishing refresh. OSD Cache Vista: Public\Documents\Softgrid [...]

By | 2008-11-30T18:09:22+00:00 November 30th, 2008|Application Virtualization (App-V)|0 Comments

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 Toolkit), this allows you to monitor all activity in the log file in realtime. [2008-11-29 12:33:48] (3584:5960) INSTALLDIR: ''. [2008-11-29 12:33:49] (3584:424) Returning VersionString 4.1.1.302 (RTM)'' for ProductCode {A4A45785-926B-4805-8180-58D330D419DE}''. To fix the problem open registry, navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Installer\Userdata\S-1-5-18\Product GUID\InstallProperties (you can also search for the [...]

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 Visio.exe Microsoft Project winproj.exe Microsoft Frontpage Frontpg.exe Microsoft Access Msaccess.exe Microsoft Autocad Autocad.exe Autodesk Acrobat Writer std Acrobat.exe Adobe Acrobat Writer Prof. Acrobat.exe Adobe Illustrator Illustrator.exe adobe Image Ready ImageReady.exe Adobe InDesign InDesign.exe Adobe Photoshop Photoshop.exe Adobe DreamWeaver DreamWeaver.exe Adobe Flash Prof. Flash.exe Adobe Crystal [...]

By | 2008-11-11T16:00:01+00:00 November 11th, 2008|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|2 Comments

Automate changes to Device manager ( DEVCON )

  During Automated Build and capture, and sometimes during deployment it's nice to be able to automate changes to the device manager (well devices, but basally the ones you se in the device manager).  Her the Microsoft tool DEVCON comes in handy.. Lets say you need to remove some devices before you capture you master image, like unknown devices, com ports, display adapters etc. All you have to do is to make a "run Command Line"step in your TS that runs the DEVCON tool with the right parameters: Remove Device: (In this case the comports)  DEVCON remove USB\PNP0501* This action [...]

By | 2008-11-04T16:20:06+00:00 November 4th, 2008|Hardware & Drivers|0 Comments

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.     I've started SQL Server Management Studio, navigated to the SMS_Sitecode database, and created a new View. For information about those steps please refer to Part II of this post. Select V_GS_Computer_System, click Add and Close. Select the columns Manufacturer(), Model() and Model() - the Model [...]

By | 2008-11-03T17:50:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2008|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|1 Comment