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VMware View 5.1: VM HW 8? Dual Monitors?

If you are using VMware View and dual displays, DO NOT upgrade your Virtual Machine hardware to Version 8!  There are major graphics issues with this version.  The biggest issues are seen when moving windows between displays.  And the performance was AWFUL. Already upgraded to HW 8 like I did?  VMware’s KB article provides a […]

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View 5.1: SSL Certificates

VMware took security to a whole new level in VMware View 5.1 Certificates are here and they are configured in a completely different way than previous versions of View. Have fun! All connection, security, transfer, composer, and vCenter servers must have SSL certs signed by a Certificate Authority (CA) or you will receive warnings about […]

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VMware View 5.1: VMXNET3 bug

Having strange issues with your Win 7 linked clones or manual desktops?  I was!  Apparently there is a small bug in the VMXNET3 setup with Windows 7 and Windows 2008. According to VMware, “This issue occurs due to the way the VMXNET 3 adapter is added. The Windows 7 guest operating system identifies the adapter […]

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VMware View 5.1: View Agent

I’ve had some issues with the transition to VMware View 5.1 in regards to performance and display problems.  Through KB Articles and the VMware support engineer, I’ve learned some valuable information about the VMware View Agent. Install the View Agent LAST after you setup your vm, install applications, do windows updates, and get the VM […]

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MAP PERSISTENT NETWORK DRIVES ON YOUR MAC OS X DESKTOP

A blog post I read this morning spurred on some thoughts today — I’m using a Mac now at work and I need to make it user friendly! Step 1 – Get good software. Check out this blog post from @Scott_lowe and also let me add two more suggestions.  The first is CoRD and the […]

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Sharepoint documents do not have open option

After deploying our new Sharepoint 2010 intraweb, the users noticed an immediate problem:  They click to open a document in the document library and only have the option to Save.  Most users want to open the document directly.  There is a setting in the document library, but it was no help. We discovered a global […]

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Force DHCP on a PC set for Static IP

We are currently redesigning our network at Williams & Fudge with the help of the guys at eGroup. One of my responsibilities before we start converting to vlans (Yes, we have a flat network right now) is to convert all of our PCs and VoIP phones to DHCP.  With 265 PCs, that is not something […]

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