New whitepaper released: Achieving Business Value with Microsoft VDI and Session Virtualization

A new whitepaper has released that discusses the pro’s and cons of VDI vs Session Virtualization along with when to use what. Its something that reinforces the discussion points I raised in a previous post about session virtualization being cheaper for essentially the same value proposition as VDI. Brian Madden also talks about it as…


RD Virtualization Host Capacity Planning paper now live!

The RD Virtualization Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2 (Link to paper on Download Center – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bd24503e-b8b7-4b5b-9a86-af03ac5332c8), is now live on the Download Center.  This white paper is intended as a guide for capacity planning of RD Virtualization Host in Windows Server 2008 R2. It describes the most relevant factors that influence the…


Event ID 17 is logged in the System log on a TS Licensing server

Just a heads up that the issue around Event ID 17 being logged in the System log on a TS Licensing server has now been updated with a hotfix. Please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983385/ for updated guidance though heres the synopsis from the article. “…On a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2),…


App-V 4.6 for RDS whitepaper released

In other news today, we just released to the download center an updated whitepaper that reflects the changes in App-V 4.6 to support Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 namely support for 64 bit! Enjoy! http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/5/E/25EEFF4E-A81A-464F-9AB1-98FA1EF755AA/App-V Remote Desktop Services.docx


Extra Settings for the RDP file – Enables Glass!

In a previous post I linked to a TechNet article that documented the custom settings for the RDP file. In a true case of “wait there’s more!” I have more to show that were not documented here, though will be soon. In the meantime though: allow font smoothing:i:1 allow desktop composition:i:1 disable full window drag:i:0…


A change for mkleef…

Just thought Id make a little announcement for those of you interested. As many of you knew I was a Program Manager in the Group Policy team at Microsoft and was working with a great team on products like Advanced Group Policy Management 4.0 and Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.5 which shipped in MDOP 2009…

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