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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Jason Ventresco
Book Image

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 13. Creating a Master Horizon Desktop Image

When designing your VMware Horizon infrastructure, creating a Master Horizon desktop image is second only to infrastructure design in terms of importance. The reason for this is simple: as ubiquitous as Microsoft Windows is, by default, it is not optimized for use as a virtual desktop.

The good news is that, with a careful bit of planning and a thorough understanding of what your end users need, you can build a Windows desktop that serves all your needs, while requiring the bare minimum of infrastructure resources.

A default installation of Windows contains many optional components and configuration settings that are either unsuitable for, or likely not needed in, a Horizon environment. Understanding the impact of these items and settings plays an important part in keeping the performance of the Horizon infrastructure consistent over time.

Uninstalling unnecessary components, and disabling services or scheduled tasks that are not required...