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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Jason Ventresco
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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By: Jason Ventresco

Overview of this book

VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Implementing VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition
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QuickPrep versus Sysprep

Windows Sysprep is a utility included with the Windows operating system that is used to personalize a Windows image. Rather than install Windows on each machine individually, organizations can apply a preconfigured image to a machine and then use Sysprep to generate the identifiers that make that installation of Windows unique.


Instant Clone desktop pools use a dedicated customization method called ClonePrep, which is similar to QuickPrep. There is no option to select Sysprep when creating Instant Clone desktop pools.

When deploying linked clone desktops, you have the option of using Sysprep or the included VMware QuickPrep tool to customize the operating system. The tools do not perform all of the same tasks, so it is important to understand what differs when you choose one over the other.

The following table details the differences between Sysprep and QuickPrep:




Change security identifiers on the parent image



Change the computer...