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Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices by Romain Serre, Benedict Berger

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Hyper-V for virtual desktops

Most of the time, Hyper-V is used to host virtual machines with server operating systems installed. Hyper-V also offers great capabilities for hosting virtual desktops, but because special licensing is needed, Hyper-V VDI implementations are not seen very often. This topic focuses on using Hyper-V with virtual desktops and its tuning for client operating systems.

Be aware that a VDI deployment is, in most cases, not cheaper than a deployment of remote desktop session hosts (Terminal Services), but can offer a standardized architecture with a central point of management.

To create a hosting infrastructure for virtual desktops, use the server manager on an existing Windows Server 2016. The Add Roles wizard has a full VDI ...

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