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Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2 by Jason Ventresco

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Chapter 11. Creating a Master Virtual Desktop Image

When designing your VMware Horizon View infrastructure, creating a Virtual Desktop master image is second only to infrastructure design in terms of importance. The reason for this is simple; as ubiquitous as Microsoft Windows is, it was never designed to be a hosted Virtual Desktop. The good news is that with a careful bit of planning, and a thorough understanding of what your end users need, you can build a Windows desktop that serves all your needs, while requiring the bare minimum of infrastructure resources.

A default installation of Windows contains many optional components and configuration settings that are either unsuitable for, or not needed in, a Virtual Desktop environment, and understanding ...

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