Wednesday 27 March 2013

March DELL Software Updates a Plenty

We are nearing the end of March madness (whew!) and we have just released a number of product updates (at least one more to come, Come on CB!) and I thought it may be helpful to detail some of these updates here in the ChangeBASE blog.

Foglight for Virtual Desktops 5.6.5 Now Available
Foglight for Virtual Desktops 5.6.5 was recently released.  This updated version includes many enhancements including, but not limited to:

  • User experience explorers – Allows you to monitor the user experience with relevant data and context-aware vWorkspace information in a single view -- available for live and past user sessions.
  • vWorkspace management console integration - Delivers powerful diagnostics, rich visualization, and advanced reporting capabilities to both the simple and advanced vWorkspace installations.
  • Managed application explorer – Allows you to explore the vWorkspace farm from the managed application perspective, making it easier to identify these applications and those who are using them.
  • Reporting improvements - Provides several new reports on farm utilization, managed applications, process utilization, and more -- all available when the vWorkspace reporting database is enabled.
For more information, please visit 

Privilege Manager 3.0 Now Available!
The latest version of Privilege Manager released on 3/20. This new version features many features – including self-service elevation, instant elevation and wizard-driven rule creation. To find out more look here:

Privilege Manager 3.0 New features include:

Enhanced and Simplified Rule Generation –The product now includes some of the most frequently-used rules directly in the application without the need to visit the community.  Also the product now includes the ability to run in discovery mode for a period of time and actually discover which applications are being used which require administrative privileges.   Once the applications are discovered, it is simple to create elevation rules so user privileges can be lowered without disruption.
Self-Service Elevation – This feature allows users to request elevated privileges whenever they come across an application for which no rule already exists.  This feature actually prompts the user when an application requires elevated privileges, and if they request elevated rights then a request will be sent to the administrator who can approve or deny it, optionally notifying the user via email once the request has been processed.
Instant Elevation – This feature allows for select users to perform their own elevations without administrator approval, within controlled parameters, and with tracking of elevation activity for reporting and auditing purposes.

User Interface and Workflow Improvements– The administrator can now scan workstations to find users that belong to the Local Administrators Group, and then selectively remove them to enforce a least privileged environment.  We have also listened to your requests and have added refinements to the setup process, which also includes optional notification for the users when new rules have been applied.
New Platform Support – Privilege Manager 3.0 introduces support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 for console and servers, and support for SQL Server 2012.  In addition to Windows XP and Windows 7 (x86 and x64).

Also, as a quick reminder we have a number of webcasts over the next few weeks that are well worth tuning into. 

Here is a quick list: 
March 28th KACE to Desktop Authority– Easily Manage User Configurations without Logon Scripts

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