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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Getting started with VDI

The various RDS roles can be combined for smaller deployments, and one option in the RDS deployment wizard is to put the RD Web Access, Broker, and Hosts of whichever type onto one server (a quick deployment). That might be acceptable for Session Virtualization, but the virtualization host role is Hyper-V, which should only be used for this. So, for our first foray into VDI, it would be good to have a semi-production look and feel and do things a bit more manually to see what's going on. Our target is to build a simple VDI deployment, as shown in the following diagram:

Getting started with VDI

We have already done some of the setup we need in the ...

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