Quicky: Chrome Enterprise and Flash on XenApp 6.5

10 03 2015

I had to install NPAPI (flash plugin for Mozilla) and disable the built in PPAPI used in chrome via the chrome launch command line parameters in the published application configuration.

*also disabled GPU acceleration as we saw chrome crashes with it under XenApp 6.5 sessions.





RE : Software Assurance Pays Off Remote Connection to WinPE during MDT SCCM deployments

25 10 2012

I was trying to use “unattend.xml” to enable remote control using DART 7 Remote Connection tool during WinPE
as demonstrated here:

http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/36/Software-Assurance-Pays-Off-Remote-Connection-to-WinPE-during-MDT-SCCM-deployments.aspx

The “unattend.xml” is residing in the root of the boot.wim – X:\Unattend.xml
The first time the machine boots in to WinPE from PXE it uses this Unattend.xml and everything works great.

However, if a step to restart the computer to the boot image assigned for the task sequence which is the same boot.wim then after the restart the original “Unattend.xml” will not be used, instead a different xml called “winpeunattend.xml” which is located at “C:\_SMSTaskSequence\WinPE\WinPEUnattend.xml”
And that XML is being created “on the fly” or in runtime, when the TS is “Staging boot.wim”
and the SMSTS.log will log: “Creating WinPE Answer File” and “Successfully saved … C:\_SMSTaskSequence\WinPE\WinPEUnattend.xml”

The task sequence is from SCCM 2007 R3 with SP2 and the Advertisement is Mandatory and configured as “Access content directly from Distribution Point”.

I finally decided to go around the problem as even in Microsoft Communities I couldn’t get this answered answered

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Using Aladdin eToken from inside a virtual machine (VirtualBox etc.)

19 06 2010

Hey,

I’m a real fan of VirtualBox and i use version 3.2.4 on my windows 7 ultimate 64bit,

Today i tried using a usb etoken from Aladdin on my windows XP pro guest and to my surprise it didn’t work,

i looked all over the documentation and tried to filter my usb token, i tried what not and it refused to work,

when performing the command “VBoxManage list usbhost”  i could see all my other usb devices like my usb printer, usb drive etc. and in the filter screen i was offered to filter everything usb But not the etoken,

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Remote Desktop with Clear Type on Windows XP

7 11 2009

Hi to all the RDP users out there,

Anyone who uses remote desktop from XP to XP knows how difficult it’s for the eyes when the fonts display all pixelized and if your like me you probably hate it,

Well this trick will make life a whole lot easier for your eyes..

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