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Crazy PC Dashboard Configuration - NOW! EVEN CRAZIER!


JeffVandervoort
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Lots of admin types just about live in vRD. (If you've never heard of it, check it out: www.visionapp.com.)

Happy to report that PC Monitor Dashboard 2.7 can be installed as an "External App", and 90% works. The 10% that doesn't is the menu bar. But I don't use the menu bar in Dashboard much after it's installed, so that works for me.

My settings in the Dashboard external app properties' "Options":

Wait for exit: On

Max wait time: 2

Try to integrate: On

Max wait time: 2

Start as shell process: Off

[Edit]

Since writing that yesterday, I've decided to go for the record for the most tortured way to use Dashboard. Not only because it's highly useful in my hosting service environment, but also, well, just because I could. ;)

Disclaimer: I'll leave it to MMSoft to advise whether any of this is supported. My guess would be that it isn't. But, empirically, it works. Except the menu bar. So there. YMMV.

Dashboard 2.7 can be run (sung to the tune of Partridge in a Pear Tree):

  1. In vRD 2011, as an integrated External App, as explained above.
  2. As a virtual application sequenced with App-V 4.6 SP1.
  3. As a--

    1. virtual application sequenced with App-V 4.6 SP1
    2. in a WS2008 R2 RemoteApp.

[*]As a--

  1. virtual application sequenced with App-V 4.6 SP1
  2. in a WS2008 R2 RemoteApp
  3. and published via Forefront UAG 2010 SP1.

[*]As a--

  1. virtual application sequenced with App-V 4.6 SP1
  2. suited with vRD 2011 as a virtual application via DSC, and (this next was the ultimate goal) (drumroll please) (deep breath...)

[*]As a--

  1. virtual application sequenced with App-V 4.6 SP1
  2. suited with vRD 2011 sequenced with App-V 4.6 SP1 via DSC
  3. in a WS2008 R2 RemoteApp and
  4. published via Forefront UAG 2010 SP1.

Number 6 kind of stretches the limits of all 137 technologies it employs, so its vRD settings are a little gentler: "Try to Integrate" is set to min. 5, max. 5.

And since, without a picture, it didn't happen, I've attached a screenshot of number 6, untouched by Paint.net, save for the obvious blurs to protect the innocent.post-47-0-17166500-1322779221_thumb.png

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