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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.

Thanks!

edit:

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

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/479334/VDI-Implementation-Best-Practices

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

http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/med9518.pdf

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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