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Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 5.1.2

Monday, 09 January 2017

the perfect way to seal your Base Image

by Matthias Schlimm

The Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) is fully developed in Powershell and helps you to seal your Base Image for Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft RDS / VDI environments with complete automated steps from vendor best practices guides. BIS-F detect the installation of your AntiVirus, System Management Software and some others (see the list below), optimize and prepare/seal the Base Image and delete the unique Identifier of the listed Applications to prevent duplicate/ghost entries in the management servers. Everytime you updated your Base Image or install them newly from scratch run BIS-F manually or with your prefered software deployment solution to seal the Image. BIS-F installed an scheduled task, that runs on computer startup to personalize the cloned device unique with the needed identfier or format the Citrix PVS WriteCacheDisk once.

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The Login Simple Task Manager

Monday, 14 September 2015

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. 

UPDATED: Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

By Matthias Schlimm

Base Image Script Framework detects your virtual environment like Citrix PVS, VDA, XenApp 6.5, XenDeskop 5.6 – 7.x and optimize and prepare your Base Image every time if you installed them from scratch or update some components. Run the script at the end on your Base Image to use them with your preferred Image Management Software.

It’s easy to integrate and detects the installation of XenDesktop VDA or PVS Target Device Driver and optimize your device. Out-Of-Box the BIS-F detect the following installed Software and optimize them or remove the GUID’s to prevent duplicate GUID’s

Imprivata introduces Online Training Center

Thursday, 02 October 2014

imprivata logoBy Stefan Meijlink

Imprivata, leader in single sign-on (SSO) and access management for healthcare, just announced the launch of their 'Online Training Learning Center' for System admins, Help Desk and Super Users.

The content of the online training compliments the Imprivata Certification Course and enables the learner to review, refresh and re-certify. The Learning Center provide knowledge transfer during the phases of the Implementation and provides a holistic approach to training pre and post the certification course. The content is focused on Imprivata OneSign: Appliance, System Administration and Application Profiling Essentials. This is 6.5 hours of OneSign product content broken down into 3- 30 minute video clips, with the average video around 6 minutes.

Is it time for enterprise IT to use DevOps for smart automation of virtual desktop delivery?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

By Matthias Wessner

During my work life of the last decade I have come across many large-scale RDSH and VDI environments. From my point of view, a lot of these environments suffer from similar structural issues. Over and over again, I see RDSH and VDI projects that do not live up to the sky-high expectations of the IT organization. Projects are over time, over budget and the resulting environments are way more complex and time consuming to manage than expected.