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Horizon View Tips and resources for your golden Images (Guest Systems)

Flash URL Redirection in VMware Horizon View (VMware End User Computing)

Flash URL Redirection intercepts and redirects a ShockWave Flash (SWF) file from a virtual desktop to the client endpoint. With this feature, multicast and unicast video streams within a VDI desktop can be sent directly from the media source to the endpoi ...
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Installing the VMware View agent on a physical machine using the command line (2003129)

This article provides information on installing the VMware View agent on a physical computer using the command line.

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First Impressions, VMware OS Optimization Tool

A few months back VMware released the “VMware OS Optimization Tool” via a Fling from VMware Labs. This tool is to help simplify the creation of Windows 7 golden images optimized for VMware Horizon View. While VMware has published a great white paper title ...
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Update Freezer for VDI

One of the important tasks in optimizing a master image for a VDI deployment is working out how to do updates. If the desktop VM is going to be disposable we don’t want the VM to do it’s own updates.

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VMware OS Optimization Tool - YouTube 1:22

This Free utility allows to optimize Windows 7/8 desktops for VDI. It disables unnecessary services and provides registry hacks which optimizes the performance of the desktop for VMware Horizon View.

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Jack’s VMware OS Optimization Tool

VMware colleague Jack McMichael has released the a tool that helps to optimize Windows 7 desktops for use with VMware Horizon View and VDI in general. The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and f ...
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Windows 8 and Windows 7 Desktop Optimization Guide (ESX Virtualization)

This PDF guide from VMware has 2 important scripts embedded, which allows disabling unneeded services of W7 or W8 systems. The Windows 8 and Windows 7 Desktop Optimization Guide provides detailed specification of those services, and in order to use i ...
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MSTeched Tuning Images for VDI Usage Video 69:40

The current version of the Windows OS works great in a virtualized environment, but it is possible to tweak it a bit more. This session is all about that and nothing else. We show you all the small things you can do to cram the extra out of an image that ...
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VMware Horizon View 5.2 – MAC client update and demo 2 Video

Another Free cool videos about Horizon View 5.2 which are available. There are many Horizon View clients available for variety of different OS like Windows, Linux, Android, MAC OS….You can also setup the SSO timeout value through the administrator’s dashb ...
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VDI optimization script (part 2) (VMGuru.nl) Windows8 Windows7

In my previous articleI wrote about a VDI optimization script from Microsoft for Windows 8 and Windows 7. This article focuses on the features and services you could disable or adjust to increase the performance of your VDI desktops. There are a lot of ch ...
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Horizon View 5.2 and Microsoft Lync 2013 – Installation and Configuration PDF

This new PDF document from VMware provides instructions on how to download, install, and configure the Microsoft Lync 2013 client for use within a Horizon View 5.2 virtual desktop. You must of course deploy and install Microsoft Lync Server in your datace ...
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VDI optimization script (part 1)

In the summer of 2010 Erik wrote an article about “How to: Optimize guests for VMware View” in which he describes all sorts of changes he makes for a Windows XP or Windows 7 virtual desktop in a VDI environment. The changes that are suggested in the artic ...
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Removing the Windows.Old directory after User Profile or Windows 7 Migration with VMware Horizon Mirage

Deleting the files from a user profile directory does not free up space.

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Windows 7 and Windows 8 Optimization Guide for Horizon View Virtual Desktops

This guide provides guidelines for configuring a standard Windows image for use in a VMware Horizon View infrastructure. It gives administrators the information necessary to create a standard Windows image, whether by leveraging the Microsoft Deployment T ...
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Tweaking your Windows 7/XP Desktops on VDI (VMwareInfo.com)

My buddy John Simon has put together some common tweaks he uses for for his company’s Virtual Desktops. These are easy tweaks that can be used in VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop desktops but are sometimes forgot. Pop them into your VM template and reap ...
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Optimize Windows 8 for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments (ivobeerens.nl)

Optimize and tuning a Windows 8 desktop in a VDI environment is important to reduce for example the CPU, IOPS and the memory footprint. During the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 a breakout session about optimizing a Windows 8 desktop for Virtual D ...
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Reversing VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7 Configuration

I was recently asked by a colleague whether I had prewritten scripts to reverse the configuration changes that the VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7 performed on a master image and while I didn’t have exactly what he asked for, I did have scrip ...
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VMware End User Computing: Observations on Windows 8 and Windows 7 optimization for Horizon View v5.2

While working on the upcoming release of our Windows 7/8 Optimization Guide, I had some thoughts and I just wanted to share some of the things I noticed while modifying our batch file script and updating the procedures for use with Microsoft Deployment Ki ...
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Suggested changes to VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7

Those who have worked with VMware View are probably aware that VMware provides the following optimization guide for Windows 7 virtual desktop deployments: VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-View-Optimizatio ...
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Win 7 – The default profile for VDI (part 2)

This is the second in a three part series discussing the default user profile in Windows 7 for VDI. If you have not already read my first post, I would recommend doing so, it can be found here. In my first article, I covered off the default configuration ...
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