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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Step 7 – creating the machine catalogs

Collections of desktops or physical computers are managed as a single entity called a machine catalog. To deliver desktops and applications to users, the machine administrator creates a catalog of machines, and the assignment administrator allocates the machines from the machine catalog to the users by creating delivery groups.

Creating desktops

For this deployment example, note the following conventions:

  • Machines are based on the Windows operating system.
  • Desktops are delivered from virtual machines.
  • Use the account naming scheme XenUser###. The ### (hash) marks are placeholders for the sequential numbering of your virtual desktop machines. Using this format, your virtual machines will be named XenUser001 through ...

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