Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine running on a centralized server. VDI users typically access the virtual desktops via a thin client. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as ...

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Flu Season - Remote Office Users

I have been tasked with the need for our employees to work from home if they are even feeling remotely sick. I work for a small business and if a few people are out sick that will put a large dent ...
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App-V vs VDI vs Med-V

What is the difference between App-V, VDI, and MED-V? They're all virtualization technologies of one kind or another, but how are they different?
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Virtualization (Microsoft VDI) [closed]

I am having a strange requirement from my employer that I am not sure how to actually solve. We have an application that works in a client <-> server mode. The client logs in to a server, and ...
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Connecting to Server 2012 Client VDI from Linux based Thin Clients

Currently we have set up a test VDI environment that hosts several Windows 7 client computers. We are using the "Personal" desktop option and everything seems to be running fine except... The only ...
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How to distinguish between virtual disk image formats?

There is huge number of different formats for virtual storage files for desktop and server purposes (vmdk, qcow2, vdi, vdk, etc.). I'm writing a little script for manipulating them and would like the ...
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Enabling Hardware-Assisted Virtualization on a Virtual Processor?

I am currently trying to create a test-deployment of the new Remote Desktop Services in Server 2012. I have been following these instructions from technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/...
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Microsoft VDI 2012 - VDI Personal collection vs Session-based deployment

I have a small confusion about the differences between the 2 types of set ups: When deploying using Add Roles and Features the Wizard requests to choose from one of two Deployment Scenarios: ...
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DNS Configurations for Microsoft VDI on Hyper-V Server 2012

I'm trying to set up VDI using Hyper-V Server 2012. I have 2 physical machines, one Windows 8 client for remote management and another machine running a fresh copy of Hyper-V Server 2012. I'll be ...
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Reducing VirtualBox VDI logical size

I was going to increase one of my VDI to 80 GB with the command: VBoxManage modifyhd MY_DISK.vdi --resize 819200 Yes, a wrong additional zero was gone there. Of course, as an idiot I hadn't a ...
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How to manage large number of desktop VMs?

I'm looking at the feasibility of providing remote access to multiple virtual machines. The VMs themselves will provide user desktops. To make best use of the available resources, I'd like the VMs to ...
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Create Virtual Machine templates using Virtual PC

Is there a way to create a Virtual Machine Template from which I can then create virtual machines? What I would like to achieve is: Create a virtual machine using Virtual PC Install all programs ...
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open source VDI solution [closed]

looking to build a 10 node to eventually 50 node VDI solution. the only OS on the desktop will be ubuntu ( or some other linux ) looking for easy setup administration, and remote administration etc. ...
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Running Apache in VDI / Terminal Services

My employer is looking to upgrade their IT infrastructure and wants to possibly use VDI (virtual desktops) / terminal services. I'm their only PHP web developer, so always run Apache locally for ...
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Thin Client Environments - Where to Start

I'm new to the Thin Client / VDI concept but it seems like my environment might be a good candidate for converting. Currently we run Windows 7, so I would like to investigate a TS/VDI solution with ...
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Connect approx 30 users to a remote office

Info: My company has a base office in Little Rock and we are setting up a remote office in Virginia with approximately 30 users. We do A LOT of SQL and Oracle data manipulation (heavy processing). ...
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Why does VirtualBox suggest a VDI default of 8GB? [closed]

When creating a new dynamic VDI why is the suggested default 8GB? This is the maximum and not the actual correct? So why should not be very large so that you don't run into the limit?
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Ulteo OVD thin client cd, thumb drive (or similar) creation?

I am looking at the Ulteo OVD VDI solution, and hoping someone can point me to information on how to set up a bootable cd, thumb drive, or even a bootable hard drive thin client install for this ...
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VDI Solution(s)

I am currently in the planning stages of rolling out a VDI (Virtual Desktop) solution where i work as such i am looking for feed back on the different ways this can be done. I have seen VDI ...
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Options for centralising Windows installations?

My situation is as follows: I'm in a company with 12~15 employees. All of them are currently using a separate pc with a Windows XP installation. Managing these systems is very time consuming and ...
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Why can't I install KVM?

I'm running on an Intel i7 930. I'm new to virtual machines and linux. I'm trying to learn how to use and install KVM. So I used VirtualBox to install Debian 6 64-bit. So I got the VirtualBox up. I ...
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Citrix and Ubuntu Server / Ubuntu Clients for VDI

does anyone have any experience running ubuntu as a hosted desktop using XenServer have any reasons why I should not pursue this option?
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Desktop virtualisation solution for small company

as we are thinking about virtualisation our desktop infrastructure, I would like to ask for hints for these requirements: up to 6 desktops windows different desktops and new 3 thin clients are ...
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Is it possible to run SQL Server Developer Edition on Xen VDI?

We're at the end of a VDI deployment and have a new requirement to install SQL Server Developer Edition (2008) on the virtual desktop clients. The DBA's were invited late to the party and ...
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Mapping VDIs directly to software iSCSI LUNs in XenServer

I read in the XenServer Administrator's Guide in section 4.1.6.2 that you can map raw LUNs to VDIs if you're using a NetApp or EqualLogic SAN. Is it possible to do the same with Software iSCSI SANs (...
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VMWare - 64bit Guest on 32bit Host (Win 7) - Will it recognize >4GB RAM?

Here's the setup: -32bit Windows 7 Host O/S, recognizing only ~3GB of 6GB RAM If I virtualized a 64bit guest using VMWare, will it be possible for it to address the full ~6GB of RAM, or am I ...
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Is Wifi fast enough for VDI VMware View or Citrix Xen

Looking to deploy View or Xen in my house, have a number of older laptops that aren't very quick running Windows 7. Figured I'd run them as VDI clients as I've got the server capacity. They'd be ...
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Install printer drives on multiple VDI's

I need to install one printer driver on multiple VDI's so that the local printer will be redirected (if I don't install the printer drivers, it does not redirect properly). On one of the VDI's I have ...
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Windows desktop virutalization instead of replacing work stations

I'm head of the IT department at the small business I work for, however I am primarily a software architect and all of my system administration experience and knowledge is ancillary to software ...
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How do I configure VMware View location-based printing to use Active Directory Groups?

I am attempting to configure VMware View 4.5's Location-Based Printing, which leverages an included OEM version of ThinPrint, to assign printers to active directory groups. The location-based ...
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Is it possible to set up a PC as a terminal to a VM?

I have recently set up my own Dell server running ESXi with several Ubuntu virtual machines running, performing various tasks. I have some older PCs (2-3 years old) around the house. I was wondering ...
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How can i convert a VirtualBox's .vdi files to VMWare vmdk/ovf formt

Vsphere takes ovf file to create a Virtual Machine, but it also needs the vmdk which is the actual disk. Would VMWare Converter be able to do this conversion? i have the .vdi files on Mac OSX. Maybe i ...
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Looking at desktop virtualization, but some users need 3D support. Is HP Remote Graphics a viable solution?

My company is looking at desktop virtualization, and are planning to move all of the desktop compute resources into the server room or data center, and provide users with thin clients for access. In ...
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Windows Server 2008: Terminal Services / VDI

I have a Dell R710 with 72GB of memory running Hyper-V. Within Hyper-V I have a Windows 2008 (32-bit) VM running Terminal Services. How do I allocate memory so that any user who connects to this ...
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something like persistent X forwarding?

I'm having trouble with the title on this one, please edit. When users connect to a VM with VNC/NX/RDP/other-tla they get a persistent desktop in a window . When they connect using ssh -X ...