Posts Tagged ‘Relay Server’

RES Workspace Manager Relay Server explained and demystified

Written by Ingmar Verheij on December 16th, 2013. Posted in Demystified, Workpace Manager

RES Workspace Manager 2012 ArchitectureWith the release of RES Workspace Manager 2012 a new component was introduced: the Relay Server. In this article I’ll explain what the Relay Server is, how it can help you in your Workspace Manager (WM) environment and reveal some of its mysteries.

Unattended RES WM2012 agent does not store Relay Server configuration with UAC enabled

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 19th, 2013. Posted in Workpace Manager

RES Workspace Manager Agent - Configure connectionWhen RES Workspace Manger 2012 is installed unattended and configured to connect to a Relay Server, and User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, the configuration is not stored. As a result the agent is unmanaged.

After extensive testing I found the solution to solve this issue.

PS: This applies for both SR2 and SR3 (release notes).

RES Workspace Manager in a non-persistent environment

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 21st, 2013. Posted in Workspace management

RES Workspace Manager is a user environment manager (UEM) that enables you to centrally manage the user workspace (RES term for the users desktop, start menu and all user related settings) for both virtual and physical machines. UEM products like RES Workspace Manager are common in virtual desktop environments like SBC or VDI (I don’t like the term VDI) because they simplify management and improve consistency between all the machines.

Virtual desktop machines are either persistent or non-persistent. When a machine is non-persistent the machine reverts to the state it was before (also called stateless) as it is stored in the “golden image”. This has a lot of benefits but comes with some challenges.

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