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Three Steps to a PXE-Free XenDesktop on Hyper-V

April 13, 2010

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I ran into an interesting situation last week while working with Tony Sanchez from our Global Microsoft Team. He was setting up XenDesktop 4 on Hyper-V 2008 R2. However, the lab he was at used a Windows Deployment Server (WDS) for image management and it relies extensively on PXE. Rather than modify the WDS to […]

Deploying XenDesktop without a SAN

April 8, 2010

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The Question Can XenDesktop be deployed without a SAN? A commonly asked question by customers in the small and medium business (SMB) arena which I recently decided to investigate. For those of my readers not familiar with Provisioning Services or XenDesktop, I will tell you it is possible using these technologies to stream a virtual […]

Optimizing Windows 7 for FlexCast Delivery

January 15, 2010

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Introduction With the release of XenDesktop 4, Windows 7 is now a supported operating system for XenDesktop. Since Microsoft announced the end-of-life for Windows XP many institutions are considering moving their user population to Windows 7. Microsoft has built Windows 7 as a virtualization-aware operating systems and as such it is already optimized for such […]

Selecting a XenDesktop Logoff Behavior

November 2, 2009

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I wanted to take a moment and provide some thoughts around selecting the correct logoff behavior for your XenDesktop environment. When working with a pooled desktop environment, the administrator can choose between restarting the virtual desktop at logoff and doing nothing. Below is a screen shot of the two settings I am referring to for a pooled […]

Optimizing Windows XP for XenDesktop and Provisioning Server vDisks

October 24, 2008

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Introduction Many environments have already managed to streamline the image building process and already have familiarity with the many Windows XP performance and optimization tips. Both XenDesktop (XD) and Provisioning Server (PVS) support the Windows XP operating system and can benefit from performance enhancements. For those who are familiar with these performance enhancements, this blog […]