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

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Persona management

Persona management has also received enhancement in VMware View 5.1. While many organizations will continue to use third-party solutions such as Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity, the native persona management in VMware View is starting to evolve into a more acceptable solution. The enhancements in View 5.1 to persona management include:

  • Allowing virtual profile management of physical machines
  • A one-time Windows XP to Windows 7 migration capability

VMware View Persona Management now offers profile support on physical machines to help a user's transition from physical to VMware View desktops. As mentioned earlier in this book, extracting the user profile from a vDesktop (as is typical in a non-persistent solution) allows for an easier ...

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