Quick Hit – View Composer Install Exits with Code 1603

Recently I was tasked with migrating View Composer from one VM to another.  Typically, this is a fairly straightforward task, but on this day the installation of View Composer on the new server failed/rolled back almost as soon as I clicked the Install button. When doing a quick Event Viewer search, I saw an event … Continue reading Quick Hit – View Composer Install Exits with Code 1603

Deploying FlexApp Packages To/From AWS S3 using ProfileUnity 6.8

As you may very well know, one of the new features of ProfileUnity 6.8, is the ability to save and host FlexApp application packages on object-based cloud storage including AWS S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.  Perhaps this points to a measure of shortsightedness on my part, but this is the feature I was most … Continue reading Deploying FlexApp Packages To/From AWS S3 using ProfileUnity 6.8

No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade

After recently completing a ProfileUnity 6.7 to 6.8 upgrade, I received a login message within AWS WorkSpaces that stated, "No ProfileUnity License server defined. Please contact your system administrator." This message, to me, seems expected at some level as the licensing file I obtained from Liquidware for version 6.7 was to be replaced with a … Continue reading No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade

Updating the ProfileUnity Client for Cloud-based Desktops

Just today, I was working on a ProfileUnity 6.7 to 6.8 upgrade so as to use AWS S3 for FlexApp packages.  Updating the ProfileUnity Management and FlexApp Packaging consoles was pretty easy and straightforward, but I wasn't exactly sure how to update the ProfileUnity client on deployed AWS WorkSpaces.  Originally, the client was deployed to … Continue reading Updating the ProfileUnity Client for Cloud-based Desktops

AWS WorkSpaces – Deploying Applications using Liquidware FlexApp

At this point in the AWS WorkSpaces series, I have created my own image bundle, deployed and tested AD-joined WorkSpaces, and have setup Liquidware ProfileUnity to save user settings.  Now, I want to add applications to my WorkSpace BUT without actually installing them onto my WorkSpace.  How can one add an application to a machine … Continue reading AWS WorkSpaces – Deploying Applications using Liquidware FlexApp

AWS WorkSpaces – Integrating Liquidware ProfileUnity

Years ago, when I started working with Citrix MetaFrame 1.8, I don't recall ANY conversations centered around user profile/settings management.  Through the haze of memory, it seems like the biggest factor affecting end-user satisfaction was ensuring the appropriate mailbox was accessed when Outlook was launched from the MetaFrame server.  Then as things progressed toward shared … Continue reading AWS WorkSpaces – Integrating Liquidware ProfileUnity

AWS WorkSpaces – Creating a WorkSpace Using an AD Connector

As a continuation of the AWS WorkSpaces series, I'll detail the steps to deploy a WorkSpace into an Active Directory domain using a customized WorkSpace bundle in this post. Creating a WorkSpace Using an AD Connector Within the AWS console, click WorkSpaces under the Desktop & App Streaming heading. On the WorkSpaces page, click WorkSpaces … Continue reading AWS WorkSpaces – Creating a WorkSpace Using an AD Connector

AWS WorkSpaces – Building a Customized Image Bundle

A standard procedure in any VDI deployment is to create a customized "gold image".  A gold image is simply a template machine on which the computing environment (OS, updates, applications, etc.) is customized to meet the needs of an organization, and this image then serves as the foundation from which copies/virtual desktops are built.  There … Continue reading AWS WorkSpaces – Building a Customized Image Bundle

AWS WorkSpaces – Creating an AD Connector

In order to join an AWS WorkSpace to and then login using existing "on-prem" Active Directory domain credentials, a WorkSpace directory using an AD Connector must be created. Amazon WorkSpaces uses a directory to store and manage information for your WorkSpaces and users. AD Connector Prerequisites Before jumping directly into creating the AD Connector, be … Continue reading AWS WorkSpaces – Creating an AD Connector