Posts tagged: offline

Vat are you Syncing about?

From the Mayday-We’re-Syncing Dept. On the last day of 2011, the Service Release 3 for the RES Workspace Manager 2011 was released. Among a bunch of new cool enhancements, there is one that I especially would like to elaborate on. Workspace Manager supports Microsoft Sync Center, a part of Windows 7. Specifically the support consists of that network drive-mappings, created in Workspace Manager will continue to work nicely, when Sync Center is used to bring stuff offline. This means you don’t have to worry about scripts to map the network drive when you’re offline. A new technote RG044 has been added to the Technote Library describing how this works. A helpful buildingblock has been included.

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Building a PowerFuse installation offline

Animated, Gears, box This article adresses the need of being able to build corporate laptops in the field. Imagine that an employee is stuck in the middle of nowhere without network access, and for one reason or another, the poor guy needs to rebuild his laptop.  If you have PowerFuse in the mix, the challenge is to ensure that a machine which is rebuilt offline, has a cached copy of the PowerFuse datastore so it can operate.

There are many well-known ways of doing the OS-rebuild. You can either put a rebuild partition on the machine, or perhaps have a rebuild system on a DVD etc. It is however out of scope for this article to cover that part, as you probably already know how to do bare metal builds already, second RES Wisdom doesn’t do bare-metal builds anyway.

Go read this article to get the scoop on offline builds with PowerFuse

Laptops and offline homedirectories

Animated, Gears, boxA busy week, yet somehow another technote has been completed. This one describes how to PowerFuse to easily configure a homedrive to be mapped on a laptop both when it’s online and offline. Also there is an example on how you can use a component in PowerFuse to actually synchronize the data.

This new technote can be found in the newly TechNote Library here: http://resguru.com/technote-library/ (which is an effort on the authors behalf to keep a sense of structure to this blog. A permanent link has been placed on the right.