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

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Chapter 10. Migrating from Physical Desktops to Virtual Desktops

This chapter analyzes the strategies and techniques used to migrate a user population from a physical desktop environment to a virtual desktop solution. While many VDI solutions will be part of net new construction and not involve the migration of users, the majority of VDI solutions to be implemented will involve some component of user migration.

To help ensure success of the overall VDI endeavor, it is important to minimize the perceived impact of the transition to the end users. Part of this impact minimization is understanding how to properly migrate user-specific data, also known as the user’s persona.

A user’s persona consists of the user preferences, application settings, themes, ...

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