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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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VDI roles

VDI is made up of a number of roles. This is very clear once we have set it up as we are presented with a deployment overview screen in Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2, as shown in the following screenshot:

VDI roles

This diagram is not only an architecture overview of how RDS works but it's also used to manage our deployments. Now we can see what the roles are. Let's look at what each of them does in more detail.

Remote Desktop Virtualization Host

This is a Windows Server with the Hyper-V role or the free Hyper-V Server just as we set up in Chapter 1, Putting the V in VDI - An Introduction to Virtualization in Hyper-V. It's where our VDI ...

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