Thursday, February 21, 2013

Windows 7 Optimization Guides for VDI - View and XenDesktop

Hi All,

Not sure if you've found these or not, but VMware and Citrix have brilliant guides to help you configure your Windows 7 golden image.  View's is called the VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7 and is available on the VMware site.  It lists out a number of great optimizations when running Windows 7 in a VDI world.  The coolest thing is that you can change the settings manually or they have a script attached to the file that you can run and it will automagically update the gold image for you!

Citrix's document is called Windows 7 Optimization Guide For Desktop Virtualization.  It doesn't have a super cool script attached to it, but it does list out all of the settings they recommend for Windows 7 running on XenDesktop.

Remember some of the most common reasons VDI implementations fail is the company tried to run their VDI environment like their physical environment.  Little things that were no trouble in the physical world can be amplified and cause havoc in the virtual world.


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