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Login AM 2014R2 Now Available

Login AM 2014R2 Now Available

It has been six months since we released Login AM 2014. Today we are proud to announce the availability of Login AM 2014R2. The R2 release broadens support for desktop virtualization platforms and added improvements and features based on customer feedback allowing you to build and maintain windows infrastructures even faster and with an even higher quality.

The 2014R2 release of Login AM is accompanied by the introduction of our template store filled with a number of ready-to-go templates (or blueprints) and an expansion of our documentation section with several howto’s and tips.

Generic features

  • Create a golden master image for each computer collection automatically
  • Windows event log support for errors and status updates allows third party monitoring tool to monitor AM progress
  • Automatic installation of windows updates during maintenance cycle

Platform support

  • Support for generic (non RDS2012) servers
  • Support for XenApp 6.5 farms
  • Added support for Windows Server 2008R2, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Automatic XenApp 6.5 published application creation

Easier to share templates

  • Description field for custom variables allow for sharing without writing additional documentation
  • Packages that have the remote app option enabled will automatically create a published application when deployed on a XenApp 6.5 farm
  • Added option to categorize custom package settings
  • In addition to the ability to import and export single packages it is now also possible to import and export complete layers and collections with all their settings and dependencies
  • Actionitems can now have a descriptive name

Ease of use

  • A variable browser helps finding the right variables. You don’t need to remember all the variables you created anymore
  • Further eliminate the need for scripting though new action items
    • Added Create ODBC DSN action item
    • Added Install MSU action item
    • Added Install MSI (table) action item (where properties can be entered in a table, instead of single line string)
  • Added media library
  • Automatically extract zip files and ISO files when importing them into media library
  • Setting now have tooltips reducing the need for reading our documentation
  • Added dashboard actions to: o Initiate background configuration on target machines remotely
    • Open remote PowerShell Session to target computer 
    • Force a maintenance cycle on-demand 
    • Remotely inspect and reset list of tasks executed on a target computer 
    • Remotely reboot computer from dashboard 
    • Remotely initialize AM on an new computer from dashboard 
    • Test remote connection to target computer

Template store

Additionally our template store has grown. Some of the most interesting templates are listed below:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Standard
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Datastore
  • Citrix - Storefront 2.1
  • Citrix - License Server
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Session Host
  • App-V 5 Application template
  • App-V 5 client
  • App-V 5 datastore
  • App-V 5 management server
  • App-V 5 publishing server
  • Maintenance (add-on)
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • XenDesktop 7.1 - Desktop Delivery Controller
  • XenDesktop 7.1 - Desktop Director
  • XenDesktop 7.1 - Desktop Studio
  • XenDesktop 7.1 - License Server

Login AM 2014R2 is now available for immediate download.

Tags: Product Updates, Login AM

What our customers are saying

Michael Mainusch - Dachser

“With Login VSI, we can simulate the effects and compatibilities of applications and patches, as well as scaling in a virtualized terminal server environment, with minimal expenditure of time. Due to the adaptability of Login VSI to individual customer environments, we can simulate the real production environment, using the achieved measurement results and assertions.”

Michael Mainusch, Team Leader Application Services at Dachser


Shaun Donaldson - Bitdefender

"As a software vendor, the reason that we became a Login VSI customer is that we wanted to see how we compared to our competitors. After talking to VMware and Citrix about how they test their products, it became clear to me that we needed to follow our strategic partners and be able to show how our product compares favorably to our competitors. We just completed a round of tests using Login VSI and you will see white papers showing performance data."

Shaun Donaldson, Alliances Director at Bitdefender


Manoj Doshi - Aetna

"Login VSI gives you a true picture of performance in your environment, whether you’ve built it right or need to make changes. When you don’t have room for mistakes, Login VSI provides you with the confidence and assurance that the environment is going to work."

Manoj Doshi, Director - Client Technology Innovation at Aetna

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