Sequencing recipe: Navisworks Freedom 2010

Well, continueing with the Autodesk viewer suite, here comes how I sequenced Navisworks Freedom 2010
Sequencer:
WinXP SP2
App-v 4.5 RTM Sequencer
Prereqs: (needs to be on sequencer aswell as client..)
.NET FRAMEWORK 2.0
nlsdl.x86(Autodesk\Navisworks Freedom 2010\x86\support\NLSDL\nlsdl.x86)
Visual C++ 2008 SP1
KB893803
MS XML 6.0
.NET Framework 2.0 Language Pack – same as OS regional-setting
While sequencing…
Choose configure
leave the first two locations empty.
Redirect installation to asset dir
Implement the following registry keys

ECHO Disable anonymous statistics
reg add "HKCU\Software\Autodesk\MC3" /v "NotificationRemindOn" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Autodesk\MC3" /v "NotificationRemindOnBeta" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
Echo Disable Help on first-startup
reg add "HKCU\Software\Autodesk\Navisworks Freedom\7.0\GlobalOptions\interface\first_run" /v "show_help" /t REG_SZ /d "3 0" /f

Now, during sequencing Freedom always crashed. No matter what I did, it always crashed if I tried to start it. Thats why I had to locate the above registry keys and set the manually.
It crashes during application launching, but that doesn’t effect anything.
I just published the freedom-shurtcut on the start-menu, anything else I threw out.
Uncheck the “Enforce security descriptors” post-sequencing.

Office 2007 without Outlook

Part 2;
Well, Finally – here comes the complete article of howto deploy office without having Outlook as the default mail client

Part 1;

If you have deployed Office, you probably deployed it either with Outlook or without.

However, if you deployed it with Outlook – you probably wanted Outlook as the default mail-client. This isn’t the case for everyone, and that gave me a headache a while back. Loads of registry hacks and work later (and more work later on) I solved the issue thanks to a techician writing a bat-file resetting the registry keys.

Now I saw this blog-post where the Office Resource team actually will publish an article on howto resolve this automagically.

I wish I had that one year ago.

Sequencing tips: Java performance

imageFirst issue that many come-along is the java-performance while operating in a virtual-environment within APP-V.
To resolve it:
While sequencing, goto the Java-applet in Control Panel
Open it and find the setting for the temporary working directory
(should be one of the buttons in the first tab)
Redirect it to a common-path in the asset directory (eg, q:\java.001\jtemp)

Done!

IE7 printing problem within App-V

We had an issue when we started rolling out IE7 and plugins into a package.
Suddenly users couldn’t print from it. However, administrators could. The logic here says that users don’t have sufficient privilieges to write to whatever folder it dumps the print to. Correctly so we applied a GPO for machines to give users full access to c:\windows\temp – voila problem solved!
Another solutions is to remove the following from the .OSD file.

<ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE=”TEMP”>%CSIDL_WINDOWS%\TEMP</ENVIRONMENT>
<ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE=”TMP”>%CSIDL_WINDOWS%\TEMP</ENVIRONMENT>

Which makes the users dump the temp print file to their temporary internet file folder