In my previous blog about Login PI3 I showed how to install and configure Login PI 3. In this blog I will show you how to create new applications in Login PI 3 and will show you how to add basic steps for that application. In this article I will use SumatraPDF (because it is my favorite PDF viewer) as an example, you can replace SumtraPDF with your own application as wanted.

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On the sixth of November 2018 Login VSI introduced the Release of Login PI 3. In this blog I will take you with me during my exploration of this new version of Login PI.

Version 3 of Login PI is been designed and built from scratch. The need for a windows server to run the application on is gone. Login PI 3 is based on an appliance. To be able to run the appliance you will need ESX 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5. To setup and configure the appliance you will need to download the OVA template from the LoginVSI website.

The appliance needs:

As stated in my previous blog I also use Login PI in my lab to do research and monitoring of my desktop environment.

Recently I have updated the PDF reader in my lab environment. I was using Adobe Reader XI and updated to Adobe Reader DC. We all know that Adobe Reader isn't the quickest application to start and it has a lot of stuff included that isn't necessarily needed to do the basic PDF reading.

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In my lab I have Login PI running to do research. While looking at the dashboard I noticed the following thing, normally logon and running times are around 12~14 seconds. Since an x period the Logon and running times went up to around ~60 seconds (see first pictrure, at point 1)

Picture One, depracation of logon time

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Previously when running Windows 8 or hyper-v server 2012R2 it would be easy to implement Deduplication on those workstations/servers by installing the deduplication binaries found in Windows Server 2012 R2 (as I described here).

Being on Windows 10 and being a Windows Insider (in the fast ring!) I found it hard to use deduplication, there are some binaries that can be found on the internet coming from Windows Server 2016 tech preview. But receiving new build on an almost weekly basis, it is very hard to keep dedup working this way.

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