Personal Virtual Desktops

With Windows Server 2008 R2 we support two VDI deployment scenarios: virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops. The two scenarios present two different models of assigning virtual machines to end users: shared and dedicated. This blog post describes personal virtual desktops. What is a personal virtual desktop? – A personal virtual desktop is a… Read more

RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Management Extensibility for provisioning apps via RD Web Access

Earlier, we described publishing in Windows Server 2008 R2 and how RDP resources can be published by using the RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Management service to users in RD Web Access. This blog post describes the third-party extensibility support available in the RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Management service, and how third parties (Enterprises or ISVs)… Read more

Per User CAL Reporting Script

We have introduced a script to help the administrators tracking the usage trend of Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server (TS) Per User (PU) client access licenses (CALs), total usage of Windows Server 2008 TS PU CALs (including expired), and the usage of Windows Server 2008 TS PU CALs for a list of specified domains. The… Read more

Announcing the launch of Remote Desktop Services Script Center to ease management

Hi everyone. We have published scripts to help simplify Remote Desktop Services management—including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management. You can download these scripts from the Remote Desktop Services page on Script Center. Here are some of the Remote Desktop Services management scripts that are available now: Virtual machine management Configure Guest OS for VDI (can… Read more

Windows 7 with RDP7: Best OS for VDI

In the minds of IT admins looking to enable a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment, Windows XP has by far been the preferred OS running in the VMs. However, with the arrival of Windows 7, IT admins have several important reasons, as outlined in this blog, to reconsider. In fact, an upcoming RDP Performance Whitepaper… Read more