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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition by Jason Ventresco

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Chapter 12. Performing Horizon Desktop Pool Maintenance

Maintaining desktops, or Windows RDS servers deployed using VMware Horizon, requires a different approach depending on what desktop type you have selected. Full clone desktops are typically managed using the same techniques as traditional physical desktops, as each is a fully independent virtual machine with dedicated underlying virtual hard disks. Many organizations choose full clone desktops for this reason, as they can continue to manage them using tools and procedures that are already in place.

Linked clone desktops are an entirely different matter, especially if you wish to minimize the amount of per-desktop storage that is required. If an organization were to manage its linked clone ...

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