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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Windows 8.1

Licensing VDI in a modern organization is not easy to understand, especially where we might have contractors and staff bringing their own devices to work or using their own devices in remote locations. The key to simplifying this is to have Software Assurance to license all the devices, which also allows us to use MDOP and enable App-V and UE-V to simplify our VDI deployments and this gives us another benefit: Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing. This is perfect to remotely access a VM running Windows that is running on another device (our virtualization host). VDA is configured per device and is a subscription, and we may need to acquire extra licenses because VDA works in the following manner:

  • If the device is a corporate laptop ...

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