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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 server-based computing. The term was coined by VMware Inc.

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How to disable time zone redirection over RDP for Azure Virtual Desktop on client, not server

I was assigned an Azure Virtual Desktop. The time zone on my laptop and time zone of AVD differ. When I connect to AVD, the time zone in the RDP session is set to the time zone of my laptop. The AVD ...
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How to implement VDI solution using OpenStack

I'm new in the domain of cloud. And for my internship, i'm working on the implementation of an open source VDI (Virutal Desktop Infrastructure) solution. After a few days googling VDI and cloud ...
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XenServer - VDIs 2 and 3 missing after migrating vdi 1 to local storage

Backstory: I have a pool of 3 servers running XenServer 7.0. They are using shared storage via iSCSI to a Dell MD1200. We've been getting degraded performance from the MD1200 resulting in high iowait (...
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Are on-prem Windows Virtual Desktop servers still a thing?

My supervisor wants me to look into a virtual Windows 10/11 desktop solution leveraging our on-prem VMware cluster. Luckily, our cluster hardware has plenty of CPU/RAM/storage to accomplish the scope ...
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Cannot redirect Yubikey into VMWare Horizon VDI with Ubuntu OS

I am not able to redirect to Yubikey into the VMWare Horizon VDI. the guest OS is Ubuntu 20.04 I have install the vmware client & the required driver with the following command: sudo ./...
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Single Sign-On for Azure Virual Desktop

I have the following scenario: A web applications has OIDC authentication/authorization. Using a token from an authenticated user of this application I want to start a RDP session on an Azure Virtual ...
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Integrate google workspaces and GCP Virtual desktops for user access to GCP DaaS

I want to connect my google workspaces (G Suite) to my GCP virtual desktops (windows 10) for user authentication. I understand I can use my google workspaces domain controller (I use loosely) to ...
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Virtualbox not recognizing GRUB

I ripped a Linux Mint partition into a file using the dd command: sudo dd if=PART_PATH of=OUTPUT_PATH/ubuntu.bin Then I converted it into a *.vdi VBoxManage convertdd PATH_TO_ubuntu.bin ubuntu.vdi --...
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Restore a chained virtualbox .vdi from backup?

I have a windows guest vm in virtualbox on a linux host. The base vdi and all snapshots are located on a SSD for performance reasons. A snapshot is taken every night and a rsync backup is made to an ...
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Non-persistent Windows VDI with user profiles

We operate a Windows virtual desktop infrastructure with around 30 virtual machines. We have around 300 different users. All of them access the machines in arbitrary order and frequency. Each user has ...
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Virtual Desktop billing calculation method Amazon / Azure or Google

I want to run couple of VMs for charity on Cloud and not sure about billing hence this question. If I create a Virtual desktop / Workspace on one of cloud provider they say they charge per minute or ...
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Persistent values on non-persistent Windows VDI

I am looking to identify values in the Windows Desktop OS that persist in non-persistent VDI environments, that can be accessed programmatically (I.E. PowerShell). The only value I know (which isn't ...
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Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01) after CentOS custom image import DigitalOcean

I'm trying to import an existing CentOS VM from a VMware environment to run on Digitalocean vis their custom images option. I'm able to successfully run the VMDK in both VMware Workstation and ...
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Windows Server 2016 licensing in a remote desktop scenario [duplicate]

I want to use a Windows Server 2016 instance as a Hyper-V host. This server should provide several Windows 10 VMs to users which connect via RDP onto the machines. Is this only possible with a RDS ...
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Can I limit users to VDI

I have a task to enable users to only access VDI(horizon view) when they login to their laptop or desktop. This should restrict then from any other actions than accessing the view application. ...
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I have an existing desktop, can you move it to AWS Workspaces?

I have an existing desktop with a bunch of applications already installed. Is there a way for me to move it to AWS Workspaces as is? It seems from my testing is that AWS's Workspaces service ...
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virtual box vdi takes up much more room than actual size

I have a dynamic disk ubuntu instance that df reports is using 30gig (this is about what df reports too) and yet the vdi file is 130gig on disk: I don't recall it taking up this much room prior - (...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VDI Naming Suffix Length

With a 2012 R2 deployment, when I create a pooled VDI collection, I have to specify a prefix and a suffix. All of our other machines have names of the format; FLX-RDSH-V001 The FLX is the location ...
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Unable to shadow Windows 10 VDI session from 2012 R2 Virtualisation Host

I have deployed a test VDI setup on 2012 R2 remote desktop services, and when I attempt to shadow a session on one of our Windows 10 virtual desktops, I get a message that says; "The computer name is ...
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How to enable RemoteFX USB redirection between Win 10 and Server 2012 R2/Win 10 VDI

I have created a test VDI lab built on 2012 R2, and am trying to test two things; vGPU on VDI VMs to improve performance of media content on the VM and reduce CPU load on the virtualisation host ...
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Microsoft Desktop OS licensing in VDI

We are planning a VDI solution, The desktop licensing is really confused me. In a VDI environment, let's say I will use Thin Client on Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon, So I will have all my ...
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Server 2012 R2 VDI number of standby VMs

We are currently testing a Windows 10 VDI deployment built on server 2012 R2 remote desktop services. In a pooled VDI deployment, it appears that the deployment actively keeps 2 VMs running ready for ...
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Trying to create a virtual desktop collection, but the template doesn't show

First time building a Windows Server 2016 with a friend. Everything went really smooth until deploying VDI. We want to host all the roles (including a DC) on a single server, since this is for a ...
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It takes double times to login comparing to SAS based NAS when roaming profile is provided from All flash NAS

I'm going to migrate the NAS storage from a SAS-based one to an all-flash one. Purpose of NAS is Windows roaming profiles for virtual desktop. I'm in trouble when user login using roam profiles ...
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Will (Effectively) Nested Xen SR be Stable?

Is an effectively nested Xen Server storage repository a problem for stability? Consider the graphic for the data path of the web server to a physical drive: (Starting on the right) In the graphic ...
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Confused about my ESXi/Horizon/View related options in virtualising this small mixed setup

I'm virtualising a small setup of half a dozen mixed PCs and small servers. The aim is to consolidate hardware resources (one high spec server + thin clients rather than 8 medium-to-high spec ...
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Is it possible to make a Windows Server 2016 VDI template?

I was looking for this but could not find any answer (nor a question like that to be honest :). Anyway the questions is, is it possible to create a VDI collection from a template with Windows Server ...
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Is there a VDI plugin for Skype For Business 2016? Is it needed?

The VDI plugin for Lync 2013 allows using Lync 2013 (which automatically becomes SFB after some updates are installed) over a remote desktop connection without performance penalties, by offloading the ...
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How do I connect to a Virtual Desktop (Windows Server 2012 R2) with a Linux Client?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation with Remote Desktop Services and a Virtualization Host server. I also published 10 virtual desktops. Now I want to connect to one of the virtual desktops ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I want turn a physical machine running MS Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine. This is easy, I have done this before, but this time I needed the virtual size/capacity of the disk to be a fixed ...
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Assigning user a virtual machine

Is this possible? I started a new position, and in one of the environments, logging in through horizon view, a user randomly logs on to one of four machines when they login. Many of the users get ...
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How can I get the VMware view agent version of VMs with powercli?

How can I get the VMware View Agent version running on a VM with powercli or View Powercli?
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Windows Embedded thin client vs fat Windows client updates

I'm currently investigating options regarding thin clients following a move to a system based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Currently users are using their existing desktops as RDP clients, ...
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For SSL bridging, do HTTPS backends verify that the load balancer is using the same private key? If so, how?

We are using the F5 to perform load balancing. When using SSL bridging instead of termination, we generally use a wildcard on the front-end and a regular SSL cert on the HTTPS backend. However, there'...
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User Profile Disks not created - 2012R2 pooled VDI windows 7 VM

Servers- RD Web Access/Connection Broker - VMWare 2012R2 machine - VDW RD Virtualization Hosts - 2x physical servers - VD1/VD2 The User_Profile storage location is a replicated DFS on the F drive of ...
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Create something like Citrix XenDesktop using Xen [closed]

I am doing an academic project. I want to deploy a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for my college. So, is there any way/guideline to make something like XenDesktop using Xen on a Linux Distro from ...
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VDI needs to reboot after session

I'm trying to build a VDI solution for a small number (< 5) of clients. The user will RDP to a VM and browse the web. When they logout, I want the VM to revert back to a known state (snapshot). ...
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Disable Visual Effects for Windows 8.1 Virtual Desktop

I am trying to build a new virtual desktop Pool in VMWare Horizon View 5 with Windows 8.1 clients. At the Moment, i am optimizing the image for best performance, including using an optimization ...
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Hardware requirements for 100 virtualized high performance Windows 7 desktops?

We are debating whether to add Client Hyper-V or VMWare Player Pro to new Windows 10 desktops later this year and have our developers run their developer tools in a Windows 7 VM on their local desktop....
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2012r2 Server Mananger not showing all VDI Desktops in Collection

We are running a 4 node 2012r2 Hyper-V Cluster and using Microsoft's RDS/VDI for serving up Virtual Windows 7 desktops. Right now we have about 90 desktops in 3 collections of 30 desktops each.(I know ...
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Image build system that derives from a base Windows 8.1 image

For our VDI deployment, we have several Windows 8.1 images for target groups that require different suites of applications. The current update procedure requires us to update the OS on each ...
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VDI - No Virtual Desktop Templates (Windows server 2012 R2 )

http://postimg.org/image/y1kkx3j6z/ I setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a personal virtual desktops. When i get to the step to select the Virtual Desktop Template, nothing shows up in ...
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Minimize all windows in View on disconnect

I've had several requests from users to see if we can minimize all windows in their View session when they disconnect? I'm running VMWare View 6.0 with Wyse P25 using PCoIP connecting to a Windows 7 ...
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Has VDI become the "silver bullet"? [closed]

Have virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) projects become something which are seen as the simple catch all solution for enterprise infrastructure? What justifies a VDI solution over a standard ...
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Host Active Directory in a VM and have Hyper-V server a member of the domain

I'm putting together a Windows 2012 (Standard) server that's sort of a special case - it needs to be an "all in one" appliance. I literally don't have any other physical servers I can use. As part of ...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops [closed]

We are planning to deploy 50 virtual desktops(for normal users) using thin client hardware and VDI solution(using VMware or Citrix).Currently we have'nt virtualised any of the physical servers.I heard ...
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How to make Group Policy to the same User Group at different Computer Groups? (VDI)

I made two Organizational Unit in my domain Thin Clients (there are the physical computer objects) Virtual Clients (there are the virtual computer objects) And I have the default Users (there are ...
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Cut'n'paste between X11 Desktop and the virt-manager VNC graphical console of a Win7 VM guest on a Server

I have a licensed copy of MicroSoft Windows 7 professional installed and running as guest on my Linux server running qemu-kvm. This works just fine. But I was unable to figure out how to Cut'n'...
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2012 R2 VDI Setup - No Virtual Templates

I've installed Win 2012 R2 Standard and setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a pool of virtual desktops. I have done this before and have had no problems so I am very familiar with the ...