Retrieving the version number from an AppSense configuration file

Posted: February 14, 2017 18:00 by James Simpson Categories: AppSense, Scripting Comments: 0

Recently I was asked if it was possible to retrieve the version number from an AppSense configuration file. Yes, I know that you are able to track this in the Management Server but what about the occasions when you just want to check the endpoint? What about getting the information so that you can use […]

Searching for an Environment Variable in a File

Posted: January 9, 2017 18:00 by admin Categories: AppSense, Scripting Comments: 0

For a while now, when implementing Device Based Licensing using AppSense Application Manager, it has been easier to use a Scripted Rule to implement this. Using this method has one main benefit, you don’t need to redeploy a configuration every time you need to change a device name. During the early phases of implementations this […]

Logged In User Initial and Grouping

Posted: October 10, 2016 10:00 by James Simpson Categories: Uncategorized Comments: 0

This one came up for me a while ago (probably about 3 years ago actually). My customer was redirecting folders for the users but they had decided, for some reason, to batch these users into groups based on their initial. This meant that redirection inside an EM could become more complex than it really needed […]

Storing Microsoft Office Major Versions in Environment Variables or AppSense Environment Manager Session Variables

Posted: October 5, 2016 18:03 by James Simpson Categories: AppSense, Microsoft, Scripting Comments: 0

There are times when you need to know the version of a particular Office application that is installed. I have worked in environments where the Office Suite is upgraded but Outlook remains on an older version due to other constraints. The rights and wrongs of that can be debated at another time. However, you still […]

Wait for a File or Registry Value to exist

Posted: September 26, 2016 18:00 by James Simpson Categories: AppSense, Microsoft, Scripting Comments: 0

Update 14/02/2017: It turns out that there is also a requirement to wait until a registry value exists and contains a particular piece of data. For this reason the script has been updated to include this functionality. The updated script is available below. When creating a login script, application pre-launch script or even building an […]