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December 06, 2019
Based on our top 10 most-read stories of 2019, IT pros sought to learn the benefits of virtualization, as well as the drawbacks, as the technology gained ground.
August 14, 2019
VMware's new desktop-as-a-service product will get some play at VMworld. How Managed Desktops differs from its Horizon 7 offering is still a mystery.
August 08, 2019
Citrix Managed Desktops, which will be released Aug. 26, is meant to make managing desktops for IT easier by having Citrix control the management aspects of virtual desktops.
July 31, 2019
Parallels added new capabilities to its Remote Application Server product, including better reporting and monitoring for management and easier access to daily applications.
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Remoting over SSH in PowerShell Core has some advantages over the traditional Windows PowerShell remoting method, but it will require a fair amount of manual configuration work. Continue Reading
Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool for managing multiple remote desktop sessions. It creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections. Continue Reading
IT must allocate VDI resources in a balanced way to prevent VDI overprovisioning. Explore some ways to properly allocate resources, such as using a performance monitoring tool. Continue Reading
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Desktop as a service lessens IT management, but sacrifices granular control. Check out this handbook to learn more about cloud desktops vs. on-premises VDI. Continue Reading
DaaS is growing rapidly, but on-premises VDI holds an edge in use cases that require granular control, network stability, application flexibility, OS licensing and secure data. Continue Reading
When the connection between a desktop and its host fails, it's time to do some remote desktop troubleshooting. Check firewalls, security certificates and more if a remote desktop is not working. Continue Reading
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Software installation can be mind-numbingly tedious. Here's how to use Chocolatey, a package manager, to automate the process for virtual desktops running Windows. Continue Reading
VDI performance can be a problem for end users, leading to a tense relationship between them and IT staff. Here's how to set expectations to prevent these issues among others. Continue Reading
IT admins can use PowerShell scripting to manage Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop. In this step-by-step guide, IT can learn the details of this management method. Continue Reading
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It's never ideal to have underutilized servers in a VDI environment. Here's how IT pros can create a PowerShell script to track VDI resource utilization. Continue Reading
Windows printing problems are a pain. If you have printer redirection issues with the Remote Desktop Protocol in RDS, check user permissions, client requirements and more. Continue Reading
When deciding on a VDI monitoring tool, IT must understand the unique functions and limitations of each tool. IT should find a tool that matches the exact needs of its organization. Continue Reading