RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR2 (

Key features RES WM 2014 SR2 samenvatting:
– Ondersteuning voor Citrix XenDesktop/Xenapp 7.x (t/m 7.6);
– Ondersteuning oudere Citrix versies 4.x t/m 6.x;
– Citrix session lingering is nu te regelen c.q. te beheren via RES workspace manager;
– SR2 ondersteunt process interception in combinatie met Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x (meer over session lingering:;
– Ondersteuning voor VMware Horizon View 6;
– Ondersteuning voor VMware ThinApp 5.1;
– Extra security mogelijkheden om applicaties (extra) te beveiligen met File hashes.

Belangrijke verbeteringen en aanpassingen samenvatting:
– RES VDX is nu compatible met Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 en Microsoft Server 2012/2012 R2 (zowel x86 als x64);
– Verbeterd gedrag als een gebruiker geforceerd uitgelogd dient te worden;
– Minder netwerkverkeer tussen de RES WM Agents en RES Relay Servers;
– Refresh workspace performance verbeteringen (in vorige RES WM versies werden alle drive mappings eerst verwijderd en vervolgens weer verbonden)
– Applicatie of proces/service draaien als administrator (Run as administrator) is nu mogelijk (mits gebruiker administrator
permissies heeft, c.q. lid is van de groep Administrators of Domain Admins);
– Verbeterde encrypytie tussen de RES Workspace Manager Console, Composer en de RES Service;
– Verbeterde zoek mogelijkheden bij “gebruikersessies”: Gebruikersessies kunnen nu gegroepeerd worden op basis van:
– AppGuard
– Computer
– NetGuard
– Protocol
– State
– TS Client
– User name
– VDX / Workspace Extender
– WM License
– Workspace Composer
– Workspace container
– Als de softwaredistributie verzorgd wordt door middel van SCCM, is het nu mogelijk om te bepalen hoe de applicatie aangeboden wordt:
– Run from distribution point
– Download content from distribution point and run locally
– Nieuwe command line opties om building blocks en custom resources te verwerken.
Command line 1: pwrtech.exe /export [/type=(type1,type2….) | /guid={objectguid} ]
– Uitleg command line 1: met deze optie is het mogelijk building blocks te maken met een gelimiteerd aantal features.

Command line 2: pwrtech.exe /addresource /path= [/guid={guid}]
Uitleg command line 2: Met deze optie is het mogelijk om bestanden toe te voegen aan (RES) custom
resources, deze optie maakt het mogelijk om files op te pakken, c.q. in te lezen vanaf een custom locatie.
Voorbeeld: pwrtech.exe /addresource c:tempmine.ico /path=mycustomresourcessubfolder

– App-V 5 prelaunch / “package delivery mode” mogelijkheden;
– Het is nu mogelijk om applicaties volledig (of gedeeltelijk) te precachen voor eindgebruikers.


– Applicaties kunnen worden toegevoegd aan het startmenu “Pin to Start Menu”;


– Automatic agent removal optie is toegevoegd aan RES Workspace Manager, agents kunnen binnen 45, 60, 90 of 120 dagen verwijderd worden (door middel van de RES service of RES Relay server).


Good to Know:
– Windows Authentication wordt niet meer ondersteund.

Opgeloste issues (copy and paste vanuit de SR2 release notes):
– Actions By Event: Context menu and Command bar User Registry Policy not correct;
– Actions By Event: Context menu and Command bar User Registry Setting sometimes not correct;
– Administrative Role: Changing access to User Settings not working correctly;
– Advanced Settings: Option “# seconds to wait before refreshing after network change or resume” not working properly;
– Applications: Access to File Types sometimes not correct if using Scope Control;
– Applications: Custom shortcut to application in disabled Start Menu folder could be started;
– Applications: Duplicate tab displayed after renaming Workspace Container;
– Applications: Explorer.exe started instead of application that was configured with above normal process priority;
– Applications: Options “When offline/online, start a specific application () instead of full desktop” could give error;
– Applications: Sometimes error “(35601) Element not found”;
– Audit Trail: Large strings for Advanced Setting “Bypass composer for accounts matching” not displayed correctly;
– Building Blocks: Specifying different application icon using full path not imported correctly;
– Citrix XenApp 6.x: Publishing applications to Citrix XenApp Servers could take a very long time;
– Citrix XenApp 6.5: Registry policy “SharefileOn-demand” could not be applied;
– Citrix XenApp Publishing: Low quality application icons in Citrix Web Interface;
– Console: Access Control based on Zone and Group or IT Store Service not always working correctly;
– Console: Application icons sometimes not displayed correctly on Start Menu and Application List tabs;
– Console: Column order and width not saved if Console user had no home drive;
– Console: Keyboard navigation from Printers node to another node not possible;
– Console: Novell Directory Services sometimes not accessible when configuring objects;
– Console: Option “Convert to” not read-only when editing policies;
– Console: Pwrtech.exe process not stopped when importing Building Block via Command Prompt;
– Console: Removing folders with file paths longer than 260 characters sometimes not successful;
– E-mail Settings: Sometimes error when adding or editing Outlook Signature;
– Error message: “Overflow” if session was idle for several hours;
– Execute Command: Not clearly described in User Event Log and trace files if configured as script;
– Execute Command: Original Execute Command not displayed after moving duplicated Execute Command;
– Folder Synchronization: Proposed Title of applications for on-demand synchronizations contained characters in
filenames not supported by Microsoft Windows;
– Installation: Upgrading RES Workspace Manager 2014 or downgrading 2014 SR1 could give error;
– Licensing: License status column not sorted correctly;
– Locations and Devices: Zone rules based on machine chassis type sometimes not working correctly;
– Lockdown and Behavior: Option “Always hide “Run…” in menu” not applied after upgrading to RES Workspace
Manager 2012 SR4 or higher;
– Microsoft App-V 4.6: Default User Setting missing when using Application Wizard;
– Microsoft App-V 4.6: Licenses configured on applications not always counted;
– Microsoft App-V 4.6: Unexpected error in User Event Log if Folder Synchronization was enabled;
– Microsoft App-V 5: Sometimes error when importing App-V packages;
– Microsoft App-V 5: Unmanaged application shortcuts not replaced by managed application shortcuts;
– Microsoft TS RemoteApp: Pinned icons on taskbar becoming corrupt when starting Microsoft TS RemoteApp;
– Removable Disk Security: Option “Map Removable Disk to first available drive letter starting from” not applied to all
types of removable disks;
– Reporting Services: Sometimes errors;
– RES HyperDrive Integration: WebDAV access slow in RES Workspace Manager session;
– RES IT Store Integration: Adding a large number of users to an RES IT Store Service gave error;
– RES VDX Integration: RES Workspace Manager Agents sometimes unexpectedly appeared outdated;
– Shell: Editing an exception to the default shell could cause the default shell to change;
– Usage Tracking Viewer: Extended applications not displayed on Application tab;
– Usage Tracking Viewer: Saving Instant Report gave error;
– User Event Log: Error “Reset user session idle time after disconnect on idle timeout” incorrectly shown;
– User Event Log: Error “User Settings location is not available” unexpectedly logged;
– User Event Log: Remote user sessions logged as Offline;
– User Profile Directory: Save Settings button grayed out when switching between tabs;
– User Session Security: Option “If database connection not available” sometimes not working correctly in
combination with Relay Server;
– User Settings: “Error 740 – The process requires elevation” when running User Settings Capture Wizard;
– User Settings: Exclusions sometimes not working for subfolders;
– User Settings: Path not displayed correctly in Instant Report;
– User Settings: Registry entries containing double-byte character set (DBCS) not properly restored;
– Workspace Branding: “Error 481 invalid picture, starting app on very low resolution” on machines with low screen
– Workspace Composer: Advanced detection of Connection State not checked for unknown networks;
– Workspace Composer: All Users Startup folder not accessible after workspace refresh;
– Workspace Composer: Capturing User Settings not working correctly for published applications;
– Workspace Composer: Default Microsoft Internet Explorer icon sometimes not pinned to taskbar;
– Workspace Composer: Delay during session refresh initiated by network connectivity change;
– Workspace Composer: Desktop shortcuts placed on top of each other when using Merge mode;
– Workspace Composer: Error “Application is already started;
– Workspace Composer: Error “modDataOperations.fstrLoadUnmanagedApps (3) at line 140, Error 457, This key is
already associated with an element of this collection”;
– Workspace Composer: Error “You are not allowed to use this application” sometimes displayed incorrectly;
– Workspace Composer: Error when starting Citrix Published desktop;
– Workspace Composer: File type association for URLs not working properly in Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit;
– Workspace Composer: File type association not working properly in Microsoft Windows 8/8.1/2012/2012 R2;
– Workspace Composer: Forced logoff sometimes resulted in closing open published applications;
– Workspace Composer: Logged off user session remains disconnected in Citrix Studio;
– Workspace Composer: Logging in with option “Bypass composer for accounts matching” configured sometimes
resulted in black screen;
– Workspace Composer: Microsoft App-V 4.6 applications with Execute Command running with Dynamic Privileges
gave error;
– Workspace Composer: Microsoft Internet Explorer not displayed on Microsoft Windows 8.1 Apps screen;
– Workspace Composer: Multi-monitor user sessions sometimes caused taskbar in Tiny mode;
– Workspace Composer: Pinning multiple explorer.exe shortcuts with different parameters to taskbar sometimes not
– Workspace Composer: Pressing Alt+F4 sometimes caused immediate logoff;
– Workspace Composer: Published applications sometimes not started correctly;
– Workspace Composer: Registry value “NoRun” sometimes not set correctly;
– Workspace Composer: Renamed mandatory shortcuts pinned to taskbar disappeared after workspace refresh;
– Workspace Composer: “Restart” and “Shut down” options not available after Agent was connected to new
– Workspace Composer: Slow logon time if Relay Server was not available;
– Workspace Composer: Slow logon time when using a Proxy Server;
– Workspace Composer: Sometimes “frmMain.ITSPasswordResetCheck” error on Microsoft Windows XP;
– Workspace Composer: Sometimes Microsoft Word file names containing a lot or special Unicode characters not
displayed correctly when opened;
– Workspace Composer: Sometimes no workspace refresh after reconnecting to RDP/ICA session;
– Workspace Composer: Sometimes unexpected values in “HKCU\Environment\Temp” and
– Workspace Composer: Starting user installed applications sometimes triggered forced logoff or session restart;
– Workspace Composer: “Windows Update” and “Program Defaults” in Start Menu when using Merge mode;
– Workspace Composer: Zones sometimes disappeared during workspace refresh;
– Workspace Manager Start Menu: Repeatedly pressing Alt+F4 caused Start Menu to stop working;
– Workspace Manager Start Menu: Start Menu folder with same name as managed application not displayed;
– Workspace Preferences: “Error 48 Mod.Main.InitializeTabs” when Office 2013 was installed;
– Workspace Preferences: Options for Microsoft Windows 8.1 available for sessions with RES Workspace Manager