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VMware View Security Essentials

By : Daniel Langenhan
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VMware View Security Essentials

By: Daniel Langenhan

Overview of this book

Most people associate security with network security and focus on firewalls and network monitoring. However, there is more to security than that. Security starts with the establishment of a stable environment, protecting this environment not only from intrusion, but also from malicious intent. It is about tracking the issue and recovering from it. These elements of security are what this book aims to address. VMware View Security Essentials addresses the topic of security in the corporate environment in a new way. It starts with the underlying virtual infrastructure and then delves into securing your base, your connection, and your client. This is not only a “how-to” book, but is also a book that explains the background and the insights of View security for the experienced professional's desktop virtualization. This book takes you through the four major View security areas. Each area deals with all the aspects of security and explains the background as well as laying out simple-to-follow recipes to implement a higher security standard. We start at the Virtualization base and work our way through the various View server types. We will then dive into the problems and issues of securing a connection before we address the security of the desktop itself. We conclude with a look into the backing up of our View installation and preparing for disaster recovery.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Working with ADM templates

VMware View 5.1 comes with preconfigured templates for the AD Group Policies. These policies are ADM templates and can rule out very complex security settings easily across a lot of desktops.

Importing View ADM templates

The first thing we have to do is import the ADM templates into the AD Group Policies.

  • Finding the ADM template on the View Connection Server:

    View comes with preconfigured templates for AD, we now retrieve the ones for View Persona, using the following steps:

    1. Connect to your View Connection Server.

    2. Browse to the c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\extras\GroupPolicyFiles folder.

    3. Copy the *.adm file to your AD server or any directory you can later gain access to.

  • Adding the ADM template to your Group Policies:

    By adding the ADM template to the Group Policies we can re-use it more easily. Perform the following steps in order to do so:

    1. Log in to your AD server.

    2. Open Group Policy Management (Start | Administrative Tools | Group Policy Management).

    3. Expand...