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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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Chapter 11. Implementing Horizon Application Pools

VMware Horizon includes the ability to stream individual Windows applications to clients using Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS), a feature formally known as Terminal Services. Application streaming is particularly useful to those clients that require access only to applications, as the application appears to them as it would if it were installed on their device, even if they are using a tablet-based Horizon client. For those clients, this is typically a much more efficient means of accessing their applications than navigating a traditional desktop GUI on a tablet device. While application streaming is not in itself a new feature, after all even ThinApp has a streaming mode, this feature enables individual applications to be accessed directly from the Horizon client.


In this book, the terms Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RD Session Host) are used interchangeably; they both refer to the same...