Rick

Apr 282015
 

I really like the cloud. I like everything Google and Microsoft are doing. But when I want the users on our Citrix Environments to open PDF files, the experience needs to be as simple as possible. Adobe bloated their newest iteration of their populair PDF reader with a lot of cloud crap and tools probably nobody will use (ever). Fortunately they also allow a lot of customization with registry keys and their Acrobat Customization Wizard.

Continue reading »

Apr 282015
 

Today I’ve tried to install the new Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on a Citrix environment. Everything worked fine as an administrator but the application didn’t launch when I started it as a user. After a short investigation I found the program started fine when AppSense whas disabled. After some Googling I found a similar problem with AppSense EM 8.1 and an older Acrobat Reader version.

Continue reading »

Feb 242015
 

Windows 8.1 / 2012r2 has a nice quick access menu with a lot of handy shortcuts. You can access it with Win + X or rightclick on the start button.

QAM

It isn’t possible to manage this through policies. If you disable access to certain parts of the OS for users they will still see them in the quick access menu. They just won’t work when you click on them. So I found a way to clean it up with help of AppSense Environment Manager.

Continue reading »