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Teams based on IP address rule does not contain expected agents

Posted in RES Automation Manager, Uncategorized with tags on April 3, 2012 by uniekdevries

In RES Automation Manager I create teams based on IP address rules. But not all the agents I expected where member of the team. I used he following rule:



All the expressions need to be true.

Contacting support learned that if I wanted to know the number of computers on an given subnet, I better could use:

LIKE 192.168.1.*


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;



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.

RES User Workspace Manager: Browsing to a printer device triggers Windows driver installation request

Posted in RES User Workspace Manager, Uncategorized, Windows 2008 with tags , , on December 30, 2011 by uniekdevries

Yesterday I wanted to add a printer device to the RES User Workspace Manager console. I noticed that Windows was asking for the printer driver. I was confused by this because I did not expect this popup. And as far I know Workspace Manager does not distribute printdrivers. I contacted the Support Desk. Apperentlty browsing to a printer device triggers the driver installation request wizard. This is incorrect behaviour. To workarround the problem is to cut and paste the printername directly in the printer field.

RES Workspace Manager 2010 sr5, Windows 2008 R2

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How to start App-V sequence by drag and drop OSD file?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 6, 2011 by uniekdevries

Yesterday I learned a quick way to start a App-V sequence just by drag and drop the OSD file over a batch file.
All you have to do is create a batch file with the following command:

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sfttray.exe” %1

Then browse to the sequence and drag and drop the OSD file on top of the batch file.

The only condition is that you have access to the location were the sequences are stored.

Start command prompt in administrator mode directly from Startmenu with Powerfuse shell

Posted in RES User Workspace Manager, Uncategorized, Windows 7 with tags , , on December 2, 2011 by uniekdevries

If you have configured the Powerfuse shell and UAC (User Account Control) is enabled, then you probably have the problem that there is no easy way to start the command promt in Adminstrator mode because you cannot rightclick on the shortcut in the Startmenu.

I did not find an option in the User Workspace Management Console to solve this problem. So I made an application entry in the Startmenu that points to a shortcut of cmd.exe. In the Advanced options of the shortcut I selected the option “Run as Administrator”.

I agree with you that this is not a difficult problem but still it took me some time to find the solution.

This is what I did:

Rightclick on cmd.exe and create a shortcut.

Open the properties of the shortcut and choose “Advanced”. 

Select “Run as Administrator” and click on OK.

Rightclick the shortcut (+ Shift key) and choose “Copy as Path” 

In the User Workspace Management Console create a new Startmenu item and paste the path in the Command line field.

Based on Res Userworkspace Manager 2010 SR2, Windows 7 with Powerfuseshell enabled.