Windows Server 2008 R2: Implementing 'Personal Virtual Desktops'

With Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft support two VDI deployment scenarios: virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops. The two scenarios present two different models of assigning virtual machines to end users: shared and dedicated. What's a personal virtual desktop? A personal virtual desktop's a VM hosted on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization […]

With Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft support two VDI deployment scenarios: virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops. The two scenarios present two different models of assigning virtual machines to end users: shared and dedicated. What's a personal virtual desktop? A personal virtual desktop's a VM hosted on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) server and assigned to a user. Unlike a virtual desktop pool, where a VM can be configured to rollback changes when a user logs off, a personal virtual desktop retains all changes made by user.

For details on how to set up personal virtual desktops, refer to:

Technical Library

Microsoft Download Center

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147909)

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147908)

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=154801)

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=154800)

More info: RDS blog

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