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Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook-Third Edition

By : Gaspare Silvestri
Book Image

Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook-Third Edition

By: Gaspare Silvestri

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook Third Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Configuring and optimizing a desktop OS Master Image

The first important task will be the configuration and the optimization of the Windows desktop operating system that will be used as a Master Image, in order to deploy the desktop instances. The latest versions of the Microsoft operating systems offer many graphical enhancements, useful to better appreciate their potential and usability. In a complex VDI architecture, we need to be careful about both of these aspects. Consider that the customization process can vary depending on the configured environment. Anyway, the steps implemented in this section can generally be applied without specific issues.

Getting ready

This recipe only involves the Windows client machine. In order to be able to operate all the modifications to the services, the graphical appearance, and the system configuration, you need to use domain or local administrative credentials, for the Windows 7 and Windows 8.x OS versions.

An installed virtual machine with a Windows...