Windows Server 2012 VDI Survival Guide

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In development, this page is intended as a centralized resources for Microsoft Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) resources on System Center Central and the Internet.

  • Design, Deployment and Troubleshooting Resources
  • User Environment Virtualization & Personalization
  • Storage
  • Monitoring
  • Security
  • Licensing
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Group Policy
  • Hands-on Labs

Design, Deployment and Troubleshooting Resources

Using PowerShell to control RDS in Windows Server 2012 (Part 1)

Using PowerShell to control RDS in Windows Server 2012 (Part 2)

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Pooled Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (great step-by-step resource!)

User Environment Virtualization & Personalization

User Experience Virtualization Overview (7-min video)

Storage

Using Hyper-V Differencing Disks with VDI

Monitoring

Monitoring Server 2012 VDI with OpsMgr 2012 SP1

Security

Understanding Authorization Policies for Remote Desktop Gateway

Licensing

Set Up a KMS Host on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine

Set Up a KMS Host on a Windows Server 2012 Machine

Tips and Tricks

WS2012 VDI TIP: How to Publish a Full Desktop Alongside Published RemoteApps

WS2012 VDI TIP: How to Change the Title on the RDWeb Homepage

Adding a WS2008 Session Host to a WS2012 RDS Environment

Office 2013 on an WS2012 RDS Session Host

Office 365 on a WS2012 RDS Session Host

Group Policy

Master Windows Group Policy Settings Reference (for all versions WS2003 – 2012)

New GP Settings in Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012

Setting the default RemoteApp connection URL on your clients using GPO

Best Practice: Group Policy for Virtual Desktops Infrastructure (VDI) <– Written in 2011, but contains excellent guidance on GPO and AD OU approach that’s applicable for native Windows Server 2012 VDI.  

Hands-on Labs

 

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