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    Impero with VDI

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    Does anyone use Impero with a VDI solution?

    Im facing a bit of a quandary at the minute.

    If I install the Impero client into the golden image then everything is logged against the correct username as it should be. However, because these are virtual machines I cant group them into rooms as they are just in the virtual pool and any actions I want to perform against the machines will only be done on the virtual machine and not the physical machine.

    So, if I install the impero client on the physical machine, I can group the machines as required and then perform any actions as needed (power off etc). However, because these machines are logged in as a local admin (not on the domain) and shelled to display a custom login window. When the user logs In, Impero is pulling the administrator username from the local machine rather than the username of the student that logs into the VDI so any keyword captures are against the admin and not the user

    Any ideas?

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    Are you accessing the VDI from thin clients (or such other fixed device)?

    If so, you may find that the client is passing over an environment variable such as %CLIENTNAME% (typically a mac address or end point device computer name) which in Terminal Services mode some of our customers have set their groups in Impero.

    (so in effect, the virtual desktop becomes less relevant, the grouping is done on the physical end point)

    Been a few years since I've done it but it could be a good place to start.

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    Basically they are computers with a custom shell installed that launches the VDI to the end user.
    Ill have a look into the %clientname% bit

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    If it's using RDP it will be passing %CLIENTNAME% over to the VDI Session.

    If it's using PCoIP (View) it could be passing over %ViewClient_MAC_Address% or %ViewClient_Machine_Name%

    For Citrix, I'm not sure off of the top of my head.

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