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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Session Collections

In a Session Collection, we need to ensure that a single server has enough resources for each user session running on it and enough left to support the underlying OS. Because everything is running on one copy of the OS and everyone has the same copy of the desktop, we need to be mindful to keep what is on each desktop to the minimum required.

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 only allowed a maximum of four logical processors to be assigned to a VM, which isn't sufficient for larger Session Collections. However, with Server 2012 R2, we can add up to 64 logical processors to a VM if the hardware supports it, and so even the largest session hosts can now be virtualized and we'll only see a small loss in performance.

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