Ben Whitmore

62 posts
18 years experienced IT professional. Currently Technical Architecture Manager in local government business supporting the Datacentre, SCCM, O365, Intune, vSphere, Active Directory, Exchange, XenApp, SCCM/ConfigMgr, Cisco, SAN, AppSense, Mitel VOIP/SIP, MDM/MAM, SFB and more. Often a simple and effective solution seen by the customer requires lots of work 'under the hood' - this is where my skill set puts me.
AppSense Start Menu Taskbar Icon and Toolbar Personalization for Windows 7

AppSense Start Menu /Taskbar Icon and Toolbar Personalization for Windows 7 – To Hive or not to Hive?

Ok, so we want to capture users Taskbar/Start Menu and Toolbar Information on Windows 7? There are 2 ways to do this, either use the in built “Desktop Settings” option to capture the information automatically or hive the items and reg keys out manually with policy. We are going to personalize these […]

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Migrating Outlook 2003 NK2 File into Outlook 2010 with AppSense

AppSense Environment Manager can help you migrate an XP User to Windows 7 very easily and seemlessly. For various reasons, partly due to how our desktop estate was configured horribly historically,  we decided to export our Windows XP users “Vital” settings using a simple script. We have to visit each user anyway […]

Migrating Desktop Settings from Policy into the AppSense EM Database

Migrating Desktop Settings from Policy into the AppSense EM Database

Ok, let the head scratching begin. Seriously, get your finger nails sharpened cause the head scratching is about to get good. Let me frame the story.. Some very nice people at AppSense helped us with our initial EM policy a good while ago now. Our policy has since had more makeovers than […]

Disable Windows Offline Files with AppSense Environment Manager

Disable Windows Offline Files with AppSense Environment Manager

Disable Windows Offline Files with AppSense Environment Manager? Easy Hey? Well, in a nutshell, yes. We had a bit of bother trying to work out why this wouldn’t work just by setting the GPO. We had to do some jazzy things with the Offline Files Service or CSC (Client Side […]

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Mitel/PrairyieFyre Contact Center Client 5.8 Silent Install

Rolling out Windows 7 64bit prompted me to create an installation script for our PrairieFyre Contact Center Client. It is fairly basic, we install some prerequisites, the Contact Center Client (CCC) with the IP address of the server and then do a bit of cleaning up (vcredist is so messy […]

Install CutePDF Silently on Windows 7 64bit and remove the ASK Toolbar

Install CutePDF Silently on Windows 7 64bit and remove the ASK Toolbar

Well, there I was trying to figure out how to create a silent install script for CutePDF on our Windows 7 64bit PCs. After losing a few hairs trying to work out why it wasn’t working silently it was because setup was looking for a 32bit installation of ghostscript. Answer?