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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer


In this chapter, you have been introduced to a very useful component of Horizon: User Environment Manager. You learned what is required to deploy UEM and the UEM client agent, perform the initial configuration, and implement the AD GPOs required to enable the feature in the clients.

We then discussed UEM user profile folder redirection, which may be required in environments where you must be certain that user data files are retained across client sessions.

Finally, you were introduced to some of the more advanced features of UEM, which provide you with total control over user profile and Windows settings without the need to edit the existing AD GPO configuration.

In the next chapter, we will discuss VMware App Volumes, which can be used to provide on-demand application delivery to desktops, potentially eliminating the need to create multiple virtual-desktop master images with customized application loads.