Adobe have a nice – longstanding problem with their preview handler in the 64bit version of their reader. We installed Foxit Reader into our Gold Windows 7 64bit image which replaced the already installed Adobe preview handler. This worked a treat, our customers could now preview PDF documents in Explorer and the Microsoft Outlook 2010 […]
AppSense Environment Manager
AppSense Environment Manager
Hey, Ben here. I’m sitting at home today nursing a poorly baby with a fever so i thought i’d throw this quick article together out on how to use Microsoft ICACLS to set folder/file permissions using AppSense Environment Manager. ICACLS is a neat tool included in Windows 7/Server 2008 OS that allows you to view
Warning: This post may ruffle some feathers! I will start out by saying that AppSense have a great product called “Application Manager”. It is designed to take on User Rights Management, Application Control and Software Compliance Monitoring, more info can be found at http://www.appsense.com/products/desktop/desktopnow/application-manager/ That being said, there may be a scenario when you would like to use EM
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 settings using reg hive and
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 to give them new hardware
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 a channel 4 house mum
Lets set the scene..You are rolling out hundreds of PCs with Windows 7 and you want all the agents preinstalled..naturally. Well the AppSense Environment Manager Agent is no exception.
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 Caching). Let me show you
Ok, so I have a little obsessive compulsion when it comes to cleaning up old config files that are no longer needed. I notice the msi files build up a fair amount in the “%ProgramFiles%\AppSense\Management Center\Communications Agent\download” directory. I wanted to delete any files that are older than 30 days ( I figured I would never
Well, today it was brought to my attention that we weren’t personalizing Internet Explorer Trusted Sites..woops. But as we are still rolling out AppSense I forgave myself. We added the following registry key to our Application Group “Internet_Explorer” under the Registry Tab – Includes (see image below)