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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Chapter 2. Designing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

In this chapter, we'll explore what exactly is meant by VDI and how that differs from the remote desktops that were provided by Terminal Services from as far back as Windows NT4, and are still in use today. This will help us choose the right option for our users based on their needs as well as the resources we'll need to provide each type of VDI. We'll then explore the various roles that go into making up Windows VDI; some of these can be run as virtual machines (VMs), but some of which must be real physical hosts running Hyper-V to serve up the virtual desktops themselves. We can then put this theory into practice to create a simple lab setup to offer two different kinds of virtual desktops ...

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