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So we are in the process of implementing a pilot for Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

We are streamlining our image creation process and I have been looking up performance tweaks and guidelines for additional ideas and on several different guides I have seen they recommend configuring the VM to launch the desktop as a seperate process from explorer. The implementation is not an issue the question I have is why?

Is there something about VDI where this would be of particular value? Is this for performance or just isolation\stability? I would just like to understand the why before I implement the how.



In a whitepaper titled Designing, Deploying, and Administering VDI Solutions from LongView on page 19 under a heading of "User Profile Optimizations"

In a presentation on "Building and Securing a VDI Implementation" from VMWorld 2006 under a heading of "VDI - Performance Tweaks" on page\slide 28.

These are some of sources Ive seen but there where a few others (my google-fu is weak on monday mornings).

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I added an explanation for VDI, as it's not such a common acronym. – sleske Jan 4 '10 at 11:13
Please mention / link the guides where this is recommended. It's much easier to understand why they recommend it if we know the context of the recommendation. – sleske Jan 4 '10 at 11:14
Here you go please. – ToreTrygg Jan 4 '10 at 16:29

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