Posts tagged: Community

The RES Community – Now with Ninjas!

community-hero-logoFrom the Community Hero Dept. It’s been a while since I took time to look at the RES Community landscape. Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find that a new site came up a couple of months ago. I must admit I discovered it only by accident, through the referring sites report on my HiStats. Anyway, allow me to present a promising new site:!


Right now I actually have no clue who’s running the site, although it seems that the folks behind it know me well. I guess that’s how ninja’s roll :-) Believe me, I fully understand the value of running a site incognito initially. Half a decade ago, some marketeers here at the company did not like one bit what I was doing, hence for a while nobody knew who was behind RESguru. Fortunately those individuals are long gone and I am proud to have a fruitful and collaborative relationship with RES Marketing as of today. These folks truly understand the value of having a semi-rogue and opinionated technical blogs like RESguru in the eco-system.

@Sensei (who I gather is the editor at RESninja) –  I am truly happy to see that you folks have joined the ranks of community content providers. Good-natured competition with a bit of attitude never hurts, so I’m stoked to see you guys have “thrown the sword” and taken the challenge. I for one look forward to see what content the ninjas will bring us next!

In general – If you are a start-up tech blogger and you’re writing anything about RES technology, please reach out if you would like to have your site showcased. You don’t need to have created a truckload of material up front – basically one article is enough, as it’s the will to share RES technical knowledge that counts. I would also like to add that if you don’t have your own blog, the doors at RESguru are always open for guest writers.


December 1st – LA Citrix/RES event!

From the Be-There-or-Be-A-Quad-Sided-Polygon Dept! Los Angeles, December 1st. 2011. A place and time you do not want to miss this year. Citrix Systems and RES Software are getting together to throw the largest UserGroup event yet! There’s be presentations, exhibitions, live demo’s, geekspeaks, and a whole bunch of other interesting stuff to see and experience. RES Software is the platinum sponsor of the event, and your’s truly will be there with my cool colleagues to present, demo, answer all your RES questions and smoke cigars! :-)

Last I heard over 500 folks have already registered, so better hurry and sign up! For more information and itinerary, see Rick’s posting on the LA Citrix blog. For registration, go here.

More cool RES community content

From the community hero dept. While the posting frequency currently is dialled down a bit here at the ‘Guru (I’m relocating to the states this weekend, remember?), it’s great to see that  my pal Iain Brighton over at Virtual Engine has been posting some serious in-depth technical articles. I can definatly recommend you to go have a closer look at these. Specifically I would like to highlight the following articles:

  • Staging RES PowerFuse 2010 Agent Deployment. This one covers how to roll out a PowerFuse installation, including a copy of the PowerFuse cache, so you won’t have every agent pulling this data (around 20meg) over the network uppon first startup.
  • Decoding the PWRMENU.INI Colours. This article describes how you can preconfigure the background color in the PWRMENU.INI file to ensure it matches the wallpaper.
  • Migrating GPOs to RES PowerFuse (Part1, Part2 and Part3). In this article series you can learn how to efficiently convert existing applied ADM(X) for an environment into Powerfuse, by importing the registry.pol files located in the Sysvol folders.

Have a look at Virtual Engine’s blog

From the RES community dept. I was made aware of a cool blog that one of my industry colleagues, Iain Brighton at Virtual Engine, has put together. There are several useful articles regarding RES PowerFuse to be found here, among which I would like to highlight the PowerFuse Delegation article which was published yesterday. Keep up the nice work! Go have a look here.

If you have a blog or website that has solid technical information on RES Software products, drop me a message @RESguru, and I’ll be happy to take a look at it.

New community contributions

From a pingback on the Wisdom Tips & Tricks article here the ‘Guru, I stubled over VirtuEs, which is a new blog by the hand of.. hmm, not really sure – it doesn’t say? Anyway, it looks to become a cool blog so I’ve added it to the link list here at RESguru. Anyway, the point is VirtuEs has a really useful article on how to prepare the Wisdom Agent for cloning. The article can can be found here.

While we’re at it, the nice folks at RES.NL supplied a set of Feature Profile documents, which outline the technical capabilities of some of the features found in PowerFuse and Wisdom. The documents can be found here.

Thanks everybody for contributing to the RES community – Keep it commin’! :-)

The Guru is Back!

resguru-really-bad-photoshopGreetings fellow Guru’s, and happy new year!

It’s been quite a while since something has happened over here on RESguru. New customer projects, job transitions and in general running around in small circles throughout 2009, has attributed to the dip in the steady flow of content.

What matters is that the ‘Guru back in great shape for the new year, with loads of upcomming new and interesting stuff for 2010, which you can use to wrangle even more value out of your PowerFuse and Wisdom environments.

As usual all the good stuff is being put forward to the community in the context of the RES Software Usergroup. Articles found here will be accessible through also.

In related news, we are on the brink of seeing the release of the brand-spankin’ new PowerFuse 2010 and the Orchestration Pack for Wisdom this year. Plenty of questions will be answered about these. Due to the hush-hush about  new releases, I unfortunatly can’t go into the nittygritty details about PowerFuse 2010 until mid-febuary.

Some of the noteworthy improvements onthe  blog include:

The technote library is receiving a long needed overhaul. I’ve had some catching up to do in regards to what’s happened with product releases, etc. This meant that all articles had to be reviewed and amended if needed. A full list of updated articles is being published soon.

The glossary, which has been around for a while,  is also receiving a facelift. If you haven’t visited it before, you will find in the right side of the toolbar at the top of the page. The glossary has been updated with new terminology relating to PowerFuse 2010 and the upcomming RES Orchestration Package for Wisdom. In general a glossary is a great ressource for those who are new to the RESverse and need a quick reference to all the buzzwords and tech jargon flying around in here.  This is a living document which I hope you will find it worth contributing to. The idea is to create a list of all the often used phrases, technologies, oddities etc which are associated with the RES technologies. This should be a one-stop ressource where RES novices and professionals alike can look up stuff.

were_backNew buildingblocks and articles! To start with, there are a couple of interesting new articles in the technote library from RGO1C and up. These are the first of hopefully many to come. As always, if you have stuff you want to share, come forward – YOU can be a RESguru too!

One final little thing, which hopefully will make alot of readers happy. Up until now all large screenshots opened up in a new window, which was annoying. I finally got the LightBox 2 plugin installed in WordPress, so big graphics just zoom up on the existing page. Links to other pages will however still open up in new windows so you can continue reading the article you’re currently at. is back in action – with a vengeance! ;-) Stay tuned!

Oh yeah, and Mike M – totally love your movies, so please forgive the blatantly crappy  photoshop above! :-)

RESguru and RESug merged!

breaking-news-s-50x35May 4th 2009 at 21:00 GMT, it was officially announced that the people behind the RES Software User Group and the website are joining forces to provide even better content and information to the entire RES community.

Yuri Haak, co-founder of “This is indeed a match made in heaven as the newly started community provides an officially vendor sanctioned place for all RES community members; administrators, integrators, distributors and RES employees alike to share ideas and all sorts of things. Merging with Max’s provides a massive influx of material which will be of great value to the community.

Max Ranzau, aka the RESguru; “This is an exiting opportunity to contribute content to this cause. Until now, due to the fact that I’m at RES Software, I was constrained to write under pseudonym for legal reasons. As RES Usergroup is an seperate legal entity, I am now allowed to write under my own name as a regular community member. It will be a pleasure to continue serving the community with new and interesting material.

So, what’s going to happen at This message has been posted on both sites. In a short while, all previous content from will be still available in it’s current form. The forums at will however be replaced with the forum at RESug. We all believe that this marriage of effort will bring the best of both worlds to the RES community.

RES UserGroup Online!

breaking-news-sThis morning, the long anticipated went online, which is now the officially endorsed RES UserGroup site (unlike the babbeling black sheep of the community here ;-) Anyway, here at the ‘Guru we absolutely welcome the site to the growing community of RES technology related sites. A big hoorray for Yuri, Marcel, Thomas and everybody else who are involved  with this.

We took note of the nice info you guys are posting. Keep it comming! ;-) Looking forward to meeting you again at PubForum this year in Dublin.


UPDATE April 30th – it seems is undergoing some dev & maintainance work, so we might have been a bit premature in the above announcement. Keep an eye on it however – something wonderfull might happen!

Group for the Guru’s

breaking-news-sHello fellow Guru’s. It is a pleasure to announce the creation of a LinkedIn group for This is a way for you to signify your affiliation and/or support for If you like, please feel free to join the group here.

On another note,  we’ve nuked the KB archive link on the top menu of the blog and put in a direct link to the RESguru Forum. With a whopping total of two cached articles, the KB archive wasn’t really going anywhere and some of you asked for a better Forum link on top instead – well you got it! :)

Things will start to take off shortly again… Give it a week or so and we’ll be back – better than ever!

RESguru – Gone Fishin’ :-)

Icon, VacationHello fellow Guru’s! Just for your information, RESguru is taking a couple of weeks off, from Friday 13th, so there will (probably) not be any new articles for the next couple of weeks. Expect things to pick up again after April 1st. The forums are of course open 24-7 and one of the guest authors may perhaps post something in the interim. Seeya soon!