Is Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice Supported on VMware View Composer 4.5?

I am deploying Lync 2010 Premire Plus for our new phone system. I also am looking to move forward with our VDI deployment of View. Is Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice Supported on VMware View Composer 4.5?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The issue that you could experience with VMware View 4.5 is USB Composite devices, we've had sucess in using USB headsets and microphones, but I know other sites have had issues.

Composer is the technology that allows you to deploy snapshots.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and just another tip, RDP doesn't support bi-directional audio. You will need to use a USB headset/soundcard in conjunction with VMware View USB device forwarding to use a microphone within the desktop.
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DowntownITAuthor Commented:
Let me clairify alitttle.  we would be using PCoIP using usb headsets with vmware linked clones on an hp thin client
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, okay, I see no issues. Just ensure your HP Thin Clients have the latest firmware and VMware View Client.
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DowntownITAuthor Commented:
Sorry for not taking you word for it but does anyone have any documentation that would indicate one way or the other? I would hate to make a 200k mistake.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Well with any project, we do, we always complete a Proof of Concept with our clients. Before Pilot, and Implementation. So there is no risk or large outlay.

Unfortunately, you are using so many different vendors, VMware, HP, Microsoft, Vendor for USB headsets, you'll not get a iron clad, guarantee from any of them, the solution your are investigating will operate correctly. Hence why you need to test yourself, to your requirements, before signing of the project and spending the 200k before implementation. and Microsoft will try and persaude you to use a Microsoft solution.

However, if you were to select Microsoft Hyper-V (for VDI), and Microsoft Lync - you would get a better resonse.

I suggest you work with a System Integreator to reduce the level of risk, that has performed the project before, and has experience, and can advise of the pitfalls.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
oh, one final word, ask Microsoft the question "Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice Supported on VMware View 4.5/4.6".

I already know the answer, and I'm sure you do as well!
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DowntownITAuthor Commented:
You got me, I was looking for someone that has deployed both lync voice and view. I think this answer will be sufficient for the question asked. I will repost with "Has anyone deployed Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice with VMware View 4.5 Linked Clones?"

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We've deployed with Linked Clones, that's how all our deployments have been - no issues - other than thin clients and usb hardware.
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