The tests of Wyse Streaming Manager are going well, but things are rarely as easy as they seem at first glance. A sales engineer for Wyse walked me through the process of publishing an application so that it could be streamed to the thin client from the server. He made it look simple.
Later, I tried to follow his steps, taking a system snapshot of the test workstation, installing the application (actually the OpenOffice.org suite), then taking a second snapshot, before building an image from the differences between the two.
This captures the files and settings that the install program has introduced – the essence of the application, in other words.
But after making an application AppSet of this, then adding it to the server and trying to access it from the Wyse terminal, I found that nothing happened.
Hmmm. It seems that there is a certain amount of tweaking that needs to be done once the Publisher has sorted the application wheat from the chaff of all the other files on the system, and it seems that this can be highly specific to the particular application.
Looks like resellers or system integrators with a sound knowledge of the Windows Registry will find themselves in demand if sales of Wyse Streaming Manager pick up....
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