Tag / VDI

  • I’m currently implementing a VMware Horizon View environment with Windows 8.1 non-persistent desktops. The customer has Office 365 licenses for the users and has no right to use a KMS license activation server for Office 2013. Activation of Office 365 Pro is done by the user: The Office 365 administrator assigns an Office 365 license […]

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  • July 14, 2011 - Sven Huisman

    vSphere 5 for Desktops license

    Just within 2 days after my blogpost about Xendesktop says goodbye to vSphere on vSphere anymore with the new license model, VMware published a document which “introduces” the vSphere 5 for Desktops license. This is the exact same license as a vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus license, only there is no vRAM limit, you’re only allowed […]

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  • July 12, 2011 - Sven Huisman

    XenDesktop says goodbye to vSphere? (update 2)

    In a lot of VDI deployments VMware vSphere is used as the hosting platform. There a couple of reasons that you can think of about why this is: The company uses VMware vSphere as a platform for virtualizing their servers. They don’t want to manage other types of hypervisors for the VDI environment, so they […]

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  • Do you remember when you first saw Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect in action? Playing games without a controller! It looked kind of dumb at first, people standing in front of a TV making exaggerated and weird moves, but when you tried Kinect yourself for the first time, it was fun to do and it worked pretty […]

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  • Using Group Policy preferences (GPP) is a great way to configure computer and user settings like mapped drives, printers, scheduled tasks, services, and Start menu settings. However, when using GPP in a non-persistent VDI environment, you have to be careful with one specific feature…

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