Author Archives: chrisdhalstead

Brain Surgery…one year out

Tomorrow is the one year Anniversary of my Brain Surgery at Johns Hopkins. It’s been a really hard year but I am proud of the progress and adjustments I have made. It’s been quite a ride 😁 I encourage anyone … Continue reading

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VMware App Volumes API Reference

A detailed reference on the VMware App Volumes API Continue reading

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VMware Access Point Deployment Utility

A GUI wrapper for the VMware OVF tool, to easily deploy VMware Access Point Continue reading

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VMware App Volumes Self Service Utility

VMware App Volumes Self Service Utility Last week we VMware held it’s Tech Summit for the SE and PSO organizations.   As part of the event there was a Hackathon held where employees could develop a “hack” for existing VMware … Continue reading

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Add Restriction Tags to VMware Horizon 6 Hosted Applications

Background I have had several customers ask if it is possible to add restriction tags to Hosted Application pools in the same way they can be applied to desktop pools.    Restriction tags allow you to choose which connection server … Continue reading

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VMware User Environment Manager (UEM) – Part 1 – Overview / Installation

VMware recently announced the release of the User Environment Manager (UEM) product.   This is the former Flex+ product from the acquisition of Immidio.   I have had the opportunity to test the solution over the past several weeks.   … Continue reading

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VMware Horizon View Events Database Export Utilty

Update 4/29/15  This utility is now available for download as a VMware Fling! Update 2/9/15 – Version 1.5 available for download. New Features: Added pool filtering Added Client IP address output (from BROKER_USERLOGGEDIN event type) Additional fixes, debugging and error … Continue reading

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SyncFiles Utility

I actually wrote this utility a few months ago, but it was very useful for the customer I developed it for so I wanted to share it.   This utility was developed because a customer of mine was looking at … Continue reading

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VMware App Volumes Event Notifier – Updated

Updated 1/6/15: Based on feedback I made the following updates to the App Volumes Event Notifier: Added Windows Authentication as a option when connecting to the App Volumes SQLDB When adding or updating a DB you select either “Windows Authentication” … Continue reading

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Install / Configure VMware Horizon FLEX

In this article I will walk through the process of installing and configuring VMware Horizon FLEX.   Horizon FLEX provides policy-based management of encrypted, containerized Virtual Machines which run on a Type 2 Hypervisor such as VMware Player Pro or … Continue reading

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