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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Types of VDI collections

There are two basic types of VDI collections, Personal and Pooled, alongside the Session Collections in Session Virtualization. Each type of collection can be automatically managed by the RDS infrastructure as follows:

  • Personal Collections: These are created for each of our users, and whenever they log in, they get the same VM. All we have done here is to move the OS running on a physical desktop into a VM on our data center. Because this is so similar to real desktops, it gives our user the best personal experience; but, at the same time, it is most expensive to run and maintain.
  • Pooled Collections: These are much like a pool car system where a company buys a set of identical vehicles, which employees can sign out and use ...

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