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Saving IOPS with Provisioning Services

August 6, 2010

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Sometimes the obvious is not quite as obvious to others as it is to you. Given my role as an architect I have spent countless hours looking at storage performance and the impact of it on Desktop Virtualization also known as VDI. It is my belief that storage performance is directly correlated with the user […]

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 […]

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 […]