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Basic steps installing VMware view and Microsoft Lisensing

Hi

I have studied a little the View but I wonder beside web guides I found what are the basic Steps installing the View?

I have a ESXi 5.1 host platform with SBS 2011 Prem addon (two Win Servers). If (when) needed I can upgrade ESXi 51 to vSphere.

1. What are the minum components I need to install.
2. Can I use for virtual Desktops Micosoft PKC/FPP/OEM lisences or should both the OS and Office licenses be Volume Licenses?

I'll try to keep the system as simple as possible.

There would be only max 8 virtualiced Desktops.
Is there a low cost system to boot physical PCs directly to view?

If for some reason the View setup is way too complex for this case what about VM Win7 WSs installed on ESXi.?The only way to use them is to boot the computer to the physical OS and then have RDP session to VM Win7?
The PCs are rather old and we wonder if view (among some other benefits) would be a way to delay the purchace of new PCs.

Thanks,

Juha
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Checked from dictionary: OTT means way too complex system for only 8 desktops (Over the Top), right? Is it terrible iea to setup View for only 8 desktops?

The link seemed to be perfect to evaluate more.

Is VMware vCenter Server mandatory or will vSphere Client provide basic functions needed?

Thanks,

Juha
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We will forget View regarding this project. We will install on ESXi 5.1 (or vSphere) platform some Win7 VirtualMachines (VMs) and they will be accessed via RDP.

VMware licenses would cost way over 5000€ and it is too much for this scenario.

Rgs,

Juha
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