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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

Deallocate space at the end of disk in guest OS, where space >= size(source-disk) - size(new-disk). Typically by shrinking last partition. Turn off virtual machine. Create new Virtual Box disk ...
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virtual box vdi takes up much more room than actual size

The answer to this is actually quite simple. Anytime your guest writes to the disk in a place that has not been written to before, then the VDI grows in size to accommodate the "new" data. VirtualBox ...
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Are on-prem Windows Virtual Desktop servers still a thing?

Is Microsoft Virtual Desktop still a thing? Yes Is an on-prem, Windows-based VDI solution viable? Yes https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-deploy-...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

In my case I had a windows VM with 50GB vdi to shrink to 20GB. I have tried Andre Figueiredo solution but I had a problem with the cloned vdi. When I apply Andre Figueiredo solution and attach the ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

In the end I managed to solve this puzzle in a unexpected easy way using the preinstalled command line utility dd see Disk Cloning. As shown below I now have my 160GB drive in my guest OS stored in a ...
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Assigning user a virtual machine

My goal is that when a user logs on, their desktop, documents everything goes with them. Yes, this functionality is contained in folder redirection and roaming profiles, and using the two is the ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I believe this solution is extremely dangerous! It relies upon all the files being in the first 153 GB of the original 300 GB partition. The dd command does not copy files. It simply copies ALL blocks ...
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For SSL bridging, do HTTPS backends verify that the load balancer is using the same private key? If so, how?

So seems like this confusion stems from two places: Some applications use their own method of verifying that any intermediate device (e.g., load balancer) is using the same certificate. For example, ...
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Is there a VDI plugin for Skype For Business 2016? Is it needed?

According to the official Microsoft documentation here: This topic provides details on deploying the Microsoft Lync VDI plug-in, which is only supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8 or Windows ...
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Unable to shadow Windows 10 VDI session from 2012 R2 Virtualisation Host

I would check DNS to make sure its working correctly try to shadow via commandline and use the IP address Mstsc.exe [/shadow:sessionID [/v:Servername] [/u:[Username]] [/control] [/noConsentPrompt]] ...
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virtual box vdi takes up much more room than actual size

Thin (or so called sparse or dynamic in virtualbox terminology) disk images will grow in size over time but will never shrink. Here is an example: You create 10GB thin VDI disk, mount it and then ...
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Shared mailbox won't open emails past 1 year in Azure Virtual Desktop

In a scenario where Outlook isn't displaying emails from a shared mailbox beyond a year, here are some troubleshooting steps you can follow to resolve the issue: 1. Ensure Email Retention Settings: ...
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Microsoft Desktop OS licensing in VDI

Microsoft licensing confuses everybody. This borders on a legal question, and I want to preface this answer with the suggestion to talk to your authorized Microsoft reseller to get the proper answer ...
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Is it possible to make a Windows Server 2016 VDI template?

It is not possible to do this with a template based on Windows Server 2016 OS. You must use a client operating system if you want to make a template out of it. Best option is to use Windows 10. There ...
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How do I connect to a Virtual Desktop (Windows Server 2012 R2) with a Linux Client?

Using FreeRDP you can use the command line interface (https://github.com/FreeRDP/FreeRDP/wiki/CommandLineInterface) to launch a session to your server. If you add /load-balance-info:tsv://{resource ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I did the same as @goamn except I used the free version of NIUBI partition editor inside of my windows VM, which allowed me to shrink the C drive partition and then move the free space to the end. ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

As others have mentioned, Andre Figueiredo's answer is luck based as there is no guarantee that the "first X gb" of space is your space, unless you defrag, in which case it's still risky. Paul Hursky'...
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VDI - No Virtual Desktop Templates (Windows server 2012 R2 )

You have to Export the Template Shut Down -> Right Click "export" to a location Refresh and go through the steps again
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How can I get the VMware view agent version of VMs with powercli?

You would use vdmadmin.exe which is available on your connection server in \Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\bin. vdmadmin -d <pool> -getversion D:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\...
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Windows Embedded thin client vs fat Windows client updates

Just in case somebody else stumbles across this question later, let me throw this in as well. There is nothing "THIN" about an embedded OS from Microsoft. Its over 4GB, usually 8. It takes an hour ...
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