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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Personal Virtual Desktop Collection: User Assignment

Using Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, I have a 'Personal Virtual Desktop Collection' with automatic user assignment enabled. According to Microsoft "Personal virtual desktops are ...
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Citrix VDI-In-a-Box Taking “Milestone Snapshots”

We're using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, with XenServer on the back-end. I noticed in one of my deployed images, either XenServer for VDI in a box is creating snapshots automatically. The snapshots are listed ...
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What solutions are available for having a client boot straight into a Windows VDI?

I don't have much experience with enterprise level Virtual Desktop management (yet). I'm looking for a Microsoft solution if one exists, but all valid answers would be appreciated. The scenario is ...
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VMware View Entitlements Cross-Domain

I know you need a two-way trust per VMware. However, this is not an option for us. Basically, domain A trusts domain B. Domain B doesn't trust domain A. View Server is installed on domain A. I can ...
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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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To VDI or not? Having a central desktop for a group of old computers

I'm planning to work on a contract with a nonprofit organization that supports low-income areas in the South-east Washington D.C. area with computers as a community service so that people can use the ...
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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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Deploying a Linux RDS VDI on hyper-v. Is it possible?

I am currently running CentOS 6.3 with Linux integration services 3.4 on a Hyper-V VM inside Windows Server 2012. I am trying to deploy this desktop as a VDI Collection in Remote Desktop Services, ...
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XenServer Corrupts Virtual Machines

After (we believe) a backup application passed large amounts of traffic across a low quality SAN that some of our VMs were running off of, all VMs became read only, after this we powercycled the host, ...
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Restrictions for remote Vmware View users

We have a Vmware View VDI infrastructure with several thousands of users that can log on from the internal network and from Internet thru a VMware View Security Server. We want to restrict ...
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How to fix location of VirtualBox VDI HDs?

I have a lot of VMs using differencing VDI HDs. After moving the VMs to a new directory the location of differencing VDI didn't change: UUID: a78ba2c4-6c3d-4a2a-be86-dc26cb0c7564 Parent ...
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xen vdi read-only change from true to false

I have the xen vm which have 2 virtual disk, i found that only one disk is attach to the vm. one is readonly=true ( which is no attached ) one is readonly=false ( which is attached ) but i was ...
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Citrix XenApp FOSS Alternative

I'm looking for some Free and OpenSource Alternative to Citrix XenApp. I need to serve some Apps to Linux boxes from a Windows host. I've came across Ulteo OVD but it lacks Native Clients and Seamless ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD services: Cannot connect to a Virtual Desktop

Following a few tutorials I setup a server and installed 2012 RD services on it. I created a new pooled, managed desktop collection with only one VM which is connected to an internal vSwitch. From ...
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Access to network share folder works in VDI, but not on desktops

I have two separate environments running in our lab computing spaces. We are phasing over to VDI. There are some weird differences going on in each environment, and I believe that the problem is ...
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XenDesktop 7 minimize/restore issue

I'm evaluating Citrix Xen Desktop 7 and using VMWare vSphere as a hosting of virtual machines. All works perfectly except multy-monitors workstations. The problem is, that when user minimizes Citrix ...
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how to determine whether network switching equipment latency is OK for VDI delivery?

Is there a good (proper) way to test whether network switching in place is good enough for VDI delivery? I read a Cisco UCS whitepaper that stated that they observed 3.2 ms latency across their test ...
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How do I boot a client to a VDI guest when using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2 Server?

If I have the Hypervisor running on Windows 2008 R2, and I have a guest OS of Windows 7 as part of the VDI, how can I get the local PC to boot into that, if Windows 7 is not installed on the local PC? ...