Freeware tools


Virtual Desktop Sizing Estimator

With the Login Consultants Virtual Desktop Estimator making calculations of your VDI or SBC environment will be a lot easier. By using this calculator, there can be decided which amount of VDI or RDS machines on one single Hypervisor can be hosted. Or, during the initialization of a project, choices can be made on what hardware needs to be purchased.

Do note that this tool gives an estimation. This estimation is based on Login Consultants' experience with Performance Scans, but it does not guarantee that this estimation is the correct configuration of one's environment. 

© 2017 Login Consultants




Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F)

Every time you build you’re base Image from scratch or update it, you must seal it before deploying it to your cloned devices. No matter if you are using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop with Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Provisioning Services (PVS), VMware View or Microsoft only, BIS-F supports it all. Optimize you’re base Image before deployment, deletes unique identifier to prevent duplicate/ghost entries on your management server (Anti-Virus, SCCM, SCOM, etc.…), delete junk files, defrag you’re disk etc. All these necessary steps and much more has to be run manually, but here is a better way. Here’s the right tool for the job.

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) is 100% PowerShell driven and addresses tons of optimizations plus it has a great logging feature.

Please read the Admin Guide in the Download package to get further information.

For further information read this blog post: Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F).

© April 2017 Login Consultants
Created by Matthias Schlimm


Simple Task Manager

Most business environment have a (somewhat) restricted workspace. The IT department is always discussing the need of the Windows Task manager for end-users. This is because the Windows Task Manager is unmanageable and gives away a whole lot of information about performance, services, processes and possibly the name of other logged on users on that machine. All kinds of information not necessary for an end user to know. For that reasons the IT department frequently prevents the use of the Windows Task Manager. This also prevents a user to close an application that is not responsive anymore.

The Simple Task Manager gives back that functionality to the user without all the noise and showing unnecessary/unwanted information. A user gets an overview of their application windows with the possibility to put the application in front of all the other applications or simply end the task. This will prevent the need for a user to call the servicedesk to simply close a stuck application.


  • Users can terminate 'stuck' applications easily themselve
  • Hide other users on multiuser systems
  • Increase self-reliancy of end-users

© September 2015 Login Consultants 
Created by Mike Bijl


Login RDS Helpdesk Console

How many support tickets would you be able to solve immediately if you could simply 'see' what your users are seeing? How much time would you save by not having to turn to third line support? How much sooner would your users be able to resume their work? With the rise of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services platform as a powerful but cost-effective desktop virtualization platform, we see a growing need for helpdesk employees to view sessions on the Microsoft RDS platform.

However, the Microsoft tooling that comes with the platform requires helpdesk employees to have administrative permissions. With the Login "RDS Helpdesk Console" for Windows Server 2012 you can help your users much faster, prevent tickets from escalating directly to second or third line support and meet your service level agreements more easily.


  • Enable helpdesk employees to help users directly

  • Faster incident analysis and resolution
© July 2015 Login Consultants 
Created by Dennis Damen


XA65 Active Users V2.2

The ActiveUsers_V2 Script was created to get an overview of active and disconnected user sessions from a XenApp 6.5 Farm. The Console Output will only display Servers or Published Applications with ICA Sessions.

Optional, the Script can write into a SQL Database for reporting. The user sessions reported per XenAp Server and  per published Application in two different SQL Tables.

For further information read this blog post: XA 6.5 Farm Overview Script.

© August 2014 Login Consultants
Created by Benjamin Ruoff


 Login ThinApp Configuration Editor

The Login ThinApp Configuration Editor was designed and created by consultants who know what challenges Virtualization Specialists encounter during their daily job.

It has many features that makes the job easier and it takes less time to complete complicated or time consuming tasks.


  • Modify Shortcuts
  • Modify Parameters
  • Detailed explanation per parameter
  • Examples per parameter
  • Export to RES Workspace Manager
  • Export to Immidio Flex+
  • Export to AppSense DesktopNow
  • Document the VMware ThinApp application
  • Many other

Read the blog post about the tool.

© February 2014 Login Consultants 
Created by Ralph Jansen


Login App-V Client Diagnostic and Configuration tool (ACDC) 2

The Login App-V Client Diagnostic and Configuration tool v2 (ACDC) is an easy to use front-end to the Microsoft Application Virtualization version 5 client. It provides end users and administrators an intuitive access to a variety of App-V 5 client tasks, like launching, repairing or debugging virtual applications, identifying the overall state of packages or modifying essential client configuration settings.

With Login App-V Client Diagnostic and Configuration tool, you can:

  • Get an overview of application and package information in one single window by merging cmdlets output, registry and file information.
  • Launch applications from a graphical user interface
  • Launch predefined commands within the virtual environment of each application.
  • Diagnose problems with App-V applications by launching tools and commands into the virtual environment.
  • Perform administrative tasks with elevated rights from an unprivileged user session.
  • See the impact of the App-V Client and the available virtual applications on your system by calculating package size, cache size, publishing state etc.
  • Configure settings that are not available in the optional App-V Client GUI and that could be set via command line parameters during install, set by registry or via GPO.

Login ACDC v2 can be launched by unprivileged and administrative users and does not require installation.

Version 2 of ACDC was designed to integrate with Microsoft Application Virtualization version 5. For App-V 4 clients you can use ACDC v1.

Questions about the tool can be asked in our forum.

© April 2015 Login Consultants
Created by Volker Kleiner


Login App-V ADMX v1.0

The App-V ADMX Template configures client setting for the App-V Windows Desktop Client and for the App-V Remote Desktop Services client version 4.5 and up. The ADMX template centrally manages common client configurations by using an existing Group Policy infrastructure and includes settings for communication, client interface and permissions. The App-V ADMX Template is a template based on the Microsoft App-V ADM template and the App-V Add-on template by Login Consultants.

© November 2011 Login Consultants
Created by Ruben Koene and Ment van der Plas


 Login App-V Analyzer

Login App-V Analyzer is a free tool that allows IT Organizations to get a quick overview of their Microsoft Application Virtualization software package set. It is independent from the publishing approach and does not require specific backend software.

System Requirements 
To run, Login App-V Analyzer requires Microsoft Powershell 2.0 and Microsoft Excel. The App-V packages which need to be analyzed have to be placed within one folder. Login App-V Analyzer will parse that folder recursively, including multi-level subfolders. Login App-V Analyzer expects to find only files from one package within a given subfolder. Files within the same subfolder - are considered to - belong to the same package.

© 2011 Login Consultants 
Created by Matthias Wessner and Falko Gräfe


Login App-V Migration Tool v1.1.1

The App-V Migration Tool is an add-on for the native App-V Sequencer. The purpose of the App-V Migration Tool is to help you convert existing automated application setups to App-V Virtualized Applications (aka streams or sequences) with the least possible amount of user intervention.

© 2011 Login Consultants
Created by Dennis Damen and Rodney Medina


Login Bring Your Own Application (BYO App)

Login BYOApp is an application that enables end users to install applications without changing the operating system they use. They also don’t need admin rights for installing the application.

Login BYOApp uses the application virtualization software App-V in the background. Without App-V you cannot use Login BYOApp.

Current limitations:

  • Only MSIs setup routines are supported
  • Only App-v 4.6 is supported
  • Only Powershell 2.0 is supported
  • Environments where the SCCM integration is activated are NOT supported
  • The freeware version does not allow resetting a virtual sequencer machine after the virtual package is created

© 2011 Login Consultants 
Created by Matthias Wessner


Login ConfigMgr. Status Indicator (Login CSI)

Login ConfigMgr Status Indicator (Login CSI) provides users with information about the activities of the underlying Microsoft Configuration Manager Client. Login CSI covers information about application installation or uninstallation but also informs the users about required reboots or logoff. Most importantly it informs the user when the Microsoft Configuration Manager Client is free of activities and user initiated installs can take place.

Software requirements:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Client 2007

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008 and 2008 R2 (CSI supports x86 and x64 bits operating systems)

Supported Operating Systems for the CSI Gadgets:

  • Windows Vista and Windows 7

© 2011 Login Consultants
Created by Ryan Bijkerk, Dennis Geerlings and Ment van der Plas



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Login XenClient Toolkit for Config. Manager

Login Consultants XenClient toolkit for Config. Manager is an add-on for SCCM2007 that allows the deployment of the Citrix XenClient to end-user systems via the well-known task sequencer.

Deploy XenClient to end-user systems using the existing SCCM 2007 infrastructure Pre-create an empty Virtual Machine during installation. The entire chain from Deploying XenClient to getting the Corporate Image in the VM that runs on XenClient can be made zero-touch through the use of Unknown Computer support in Config. Manager.

System requirements:

This toolkit is limited to System Center Config. Manager 2007 SP2, however the R2 and R3 feature packs are highly recommended. The toolkit should be installed on the management point server of your site. If you run a multi-site hierarchy, the toolkit needs to be installed in all sites.

© 2011 Login Consultants
Created by Henk Hofs


Login App-V Client Diagnostic and Configuration tool (ACDC) 1.1

The App-V Client Diagnostic and Configuration tool makes it possible for administrators or users to troubleshoot virtual applications and the environment they run in:

  • Launch predefined and custom commands within the virtual environment of each application.
  • See the impact of the App-V Client and the available virtual applications on your system by calculating package size, cache size, user delta file size, log file size etc.
  • Diagnose problems with App-V applications by parsing the App-V Client log file (in real time) and search any message online.
  • Configure settings that are not visible in the App-V Client GUI, such as “Predictive Streaming”, “Allow Stream from File”, “Max Package Age” and many more.
  • Give an overview of application and package information by merging important WMI, registry and OSD information in one single window.
  • ACDC can be run both as an Administrator and as a Limited User. Running as a limited user will limit the functionality of the tool due to the fact that it has less permission on the system.

New features of ACDC 1.1 include:

  • Support for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6
  • Support for 32bit and 64bit Operating Systems
  • Automatic application refresh (first tab) is optional. When ACDC was run on machines which have a lot of applications available (100+) there was some loss in user experience. The automatic loading (and refreshing) of applications in the Application tab is made optional for this scenario
  • Copy to clipboard in Application or Package detail pane now also supports only copying the value instead of entire line
  • Application icons are displayed both in the applications tab as well as in the tray icon
  • The Cache tab has a refresh option
  • Double clicking a log item opens sftlog.txt
  • In some scenarios when an OSD file was edited locally, ACDC would keep the local OSD file locked after saving and closing the file. This would publishing refresh

© 2010 Login Consultants
Created by Ment van der Plas


Login App-V Add-on ADM v2.0

The App-V ADM template configures client settings for the App-V Windows Desktop Client and for the Remote Desktop Services Client. The ADM template centrally manages common client configurations by using an existing Group Policy infrastructure and includes settings for communication, client interface and permissions. The App-V Add-on ADM Template is an extension to Microsoft’s “App-V ADM Template”. Together, Microsoft’s and Login Consultants ADM Template allow a comprehensive management of various App-V Client settings.

The new App-V Add-on ADM Template is designed for Microsoft Application Virtualization Client version 4.5 and 4.6. It includes two ADM files; one for 32bit Operating Systems and one for 64bit Operating Systems.

New features of App-V Add-on ADM 2.0 include:

  • Virtual File System: This option has been removed because it is included in the Microsoft ADM
  • Require Authorization If Cached: This option has been removed because it is included in the Microsoft ADM
  • Cache location: Changed to App-V Client Cache File Location and included VDI shared cache (read only FSD)
  • Cache Size: This option has been removed because the cache size can’t be modified just by changing this registry key. Instead, you either have to flush/clear the cache by setting the “State” registry value to “0” before rebooting the client machine or you have to use Microsoft’s “App-V Cache Resizer Tool”
  • Global Data Directory: This option has been removed because controlling it by a GPO setting is not very useful. Tests showed us that changing only the Global Data Location through registry resulted in a “hanging state” of the App-V client. Preferably this setting should be changed through the Client Management Console

© 2010 Login Consultants
Created by Ment van der Plas


Login App-V USB tool

The App-V USB Tool is an add-on to the App-V 4.5 Client. It makes it possible to automatically, or by request, import and register App-V enabled (sequenced) applications into the App-V Client from any USB storage device.

© 2009 Login Consultants


Login App-V Client Setup Kit

With the Login App-V Client Setup Kit you can easily configure an universal installation VB Script for deploying the App-V Client to Windows Desktops. Clients are always very different, you need additional intelligence during installation of the client. Also, certain configuration settings can not be configured using the native App-V Client installer.

Settings which can be configured by the Login App-V Client Setup Kit:

  • All the standard installation options
  • Dynamic Determination of App-V Client Cache Size
  • App-V Client Security Settings
  • Disconnect Operation Settings

Use the generated script to deploy the App-V Client to Windows desktops by importing it in your deployment solution!

© 2007 Login Consultants
Created by Jan van der Elst and Rodney Medina


Login App-V OSD Editor

The Login App-V OSD Editor is a GUI tool that allows you to open an existing App-V OSD file and edit it. All the possible categories are read from the App-V OSD file and displayed in the appropriate tab. You can insert and/or delete values from the OSD as you like. So you don't have to worry and opening and closing tags or anything like that any more. There are however some fields you can not edit with the OSD Editor. This is by design: these are fields that should never be edited like for example the GUID of the sequence. Additionally, the Login App-V OSD Editor also educates you on the meaning of some of the XML tags that can be used in App-V OSD files.

© 2007 Login Consultants
Created by Jan van der Elst


The PDF from Hell by Login Consultants

Some stats (using Acrobat Reader 8.x on a laptop) The differences between a virtual desktop in a datacenter and a physical desktop machine on your desk run much deeper than the mere difference in location and underlying hardware technology. Ordinary and seemingly innocent actions like mass-mailing a simple PDF to everyone in your organization can bring your virtual desktop environment to its knees. Enter the PDF from Hell by Jeroen van de Kamp. Mail this puppy to your end-users and watch how your performance degrades.

  • Memory a couple of seconds after opening the doc: 80MB
  • Memory after browsing extensively: 150MB
  • Memory after printing : 216 MB
  • CPU 100% for a couple of seconds while browsing to the next page
  • Starting a Printjob: 100% CPU for about 2 minutes
  • Printjob spoolfile size: a whopping 741MB!!

The question is not how to protect yourself from PDF’s like this, how would you handle such an unexpected behavior in your environment?

© 2007 Login Consultants


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