Archive for January, 2012

Best practise: How to open Internet Explorer shortcut in new tab with RES User Workspace Manager

Posted in Internet Explorer, RES User Workspace Manager, Uncategorized, Windows 2008, Windows 7, XenApp with tags , , , , on January 31, 2012 by uniekdevries

One of our customers asked me if it was possible to automatically open two websites (Managed Applications) in two different tabs when logging on.

Because every application has it’s own Application ID, pwrgate.exe starts a new instance of the application, even though the Internet Explorer is already active.

Since there is no commandline option to open a url in a new tab (unlike Firefox; firefox.exe -new-tab <url>), starting iexplore.exe is no option. Eventually RES Support came with the solution, When starting the url directly from the command prompt, Internet Explorer opens the website in a new tab.

Remember to change the shortcut icon when presenting the new application.

“c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c start http://www.ressoftware.com&#8221;

 

 

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Watch RES Hyperdrive in action

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 27, 2012 by uniekdevries

RES Software has announced RES HyperDrive, a file sharing platform designed to let workers access files outside the company firewall, across different devices, and share them with colleagues, while allowing the IT department to retain control over security.

Outlook 2010 crashes when scrolling free/busy times on Windows 2008 server based XenApp 5.0 environment

Posted in Citrix, Outlook 2010, Windows 2008, XenApp with tags , , , on January 25, 2012 by uniekdevries

We have installed Outlook 2010 in a XenApp 5.0 environment in combination with Windows 2008 server. When users open an meeting  and open the free busy scheduling view, and scroll in the calendar, Outlook crashes. In the detailed information you can see the gdiplus.dll is involved.

Research learns that there are a lot issues with the gdiplus.dll and that it can be resolved by installing a hotfix. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971589/en-us

On the Citrix forum you can find the following threat

http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=273082&tstart=0#1545823

Although the symptoms are different we solved the problem by installing  the hotfix.