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What would be the appropriate way to load a gold image on VMWARE with the USB drivers needed for a device?    I have several scanners that need to be plugged in for the drivers to load?
MainSail2007Asked:
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MainSail2007Author Commented:
Just a couple of quick system issues
we are running vmware horizon 5.2
we are running windows 7 x64 as the gold image
we are running wyse thin client P25
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big_daddy0690Commented:
I would connect to the gold image using your thin client and install each driver. I'm not familiar with Horizon, but with View this would be a simple task. I'd assume the same goes for Horizon.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware View is now called VMware Horizon View.

http://www.vmware.com/products/horizon-view/
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MainSail2007Author Commented:
How can you connect to the gold image directly?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Open the Virtual Machine using VMware vSphere Client, or RDP
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MainSail2007Author Commented:
but I need to open from the thin client as I need to attach usb devices to it
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
RDP is still applicable to most thin clients.
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MainSail2007Author Commented:
the WYSE P25 do not support RDP directly to the thin client
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big_daddy0690Commented:
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MainSail2007Author Commented:
I get an error saying VM is used as a Master image when I try to create the manual pool on the "ADD vCenter Virtual Machine" screen
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big_daddy0690Commented:
Is this VM configured as a template? Do you have other pools relying on this VM?
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MainSail2007Author Commented:
I do have other pools relying on this VM as it is the gold image
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big_daddy0690Commented:
The only option that I can think of would be to clone this VM. You would then be able to add it to a single desktop pool and make the required driver installs. Once this is complete you can take your snapshot and update your existing pool to use the new parent and snapshot. Recompose your desktops and you should be good to go.
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