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Posted on 2017-06-09
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I would like to make a few 100 vm's available for remote users to access through a Barracuda 480 SSLVPN Appliance. These users will be logging into these vm's on a daily basis. I'm a little unsure about which direction to go. Do I do a virtual machine based or session based deployment? All of the documentation that I have read is very confusing at times. I have a Nvidia K2 installed on my host so I will be applying remotefx on those vm's.
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by:Adam Brown
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By virtual machine, do you mean virtual desktop? They refer to different things. Virtual Machines would have completely separate virtual hardware, drives, and other things, each with its own complete Windows OS installation, while a virtual desktop is just a technique for allowing users to access segmented desktops on the same installation of Windows, but without access to the same files, applications, and folders as all other users. A session based deployment follows the traditional remote desktop design.

If you're wanting to use Remote Desktop Services, I'm assuming you want to do a Virtual Desktop deployment, which would involve a specific type of deployment, which is handled by choosing the Virtual Desktop Based deployment of RDS.

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Based on your definition of a virtual machine each remote user logs into their own virtual machine. The remote users don't share virtual machines.
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Blah. Sorry. Semantics error in my head :D http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/vdi-or-session-virtualization-which-is-best-for-you#axzz4jXMemLdB got my brain fixed here.

Anyway, you would not use the session-based deployment in RDS to manage a VDI deployment for Windows. You would use the Virtual Desktop Deployment method.

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Thanks for your help

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