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 ūüėĀ 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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