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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Other non-persistent notes and considerations

A non-persistent vDesktop solution should be viewed as volatile. It means that when a user logs off, anything written to the local disk of the vDesktop will be inaccessible, or even destroyed.

As such, for solutions requiring a user to maintain a profile, custom applications, unique device mappings, and so on, a persona management solution will need to be used as part of the overall VDI. Persona management is covered later in this book.

Another potential benefit of non-persistent vDesktops, if designed correctly, is that they can potentially reduce the number of help desk calls. This is because the solution focuses less on the availability of an individual's vDesktop, but instead focuses on the availability ...

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