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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Microsoft VDI Solution Overview

Microsoft, in alliance with third-party vendors such as Citrix, provides a set of components that allow you to implement either a static or dynamic VDI solution. Microsoft’s VDI solution shares many components with those used to implement a server virtualization infrastructure. Essentially, the Microsoft VDI solution builds on top of the same virtualization and management base, adding the specialized components for virtual desktop management.

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

In the Microsoft VDI solution, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V functions as the virtualization layer component. With hypervisor-based technology, Hyper-V is the core component that supports multiple, concurrent, isolated, secure partitions in ...

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