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    Xendesktop setup help

    Hiya,

    Am trying to setup this proof of concept Xendesktop network.

    I have server 2008 R2 running within vmware esxi4 running the citrix desktop studio

    Can i use a physical machine as my shared Desktop?

    ta

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    Yes, but why not go the whole way and use a virtual desktop.. were you planning on having a pile of desktops in your server room? Or blades?

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    Currently my esxi server is a bit short of resources, well actually I have not really looked closely at resources so that may just be a bad guess, anyway just wanted a quick proof of concept and I have a Win 7 laptop here that I can use to demonstrate

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    I have almost setup this xendesktop thing, but I keep getting this error:
    No available resource found for user domain\myuser when accessing desktop group MyUsers Desktop.

    Am looking for any ideas what the cause maybe

    Thanks.

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    When you ran the quick deployment setup (presumably) did you specify an AD group or user (that you are using to test with) for the published desktop?

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    its an AD user if i remember.


    It appears in the Assignments window as "MYDOMAIN\Myusername" like this

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    I tried to send a message to the physical machine i am using:

    Script history:
    Sends a message to the session(s)
    This script sends a message to a session or sessions.
    05/03/2012 11:40:27

    Send-BrokerSessionMessage -InputObject @(3) -MessageStyle 'Critical' -Title 'test' -Text 'test' -AdminAddress '2K8server.mydomain.domain.co.uk:80'

    Send-BrokerSessionMessage : Session operation error - attempted:1, failed:1, succeeded:0
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: ( [Send-BrokerSessionMessage], SdkOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Citrix.XDPowerShell.Broker.SessionOperationFailed, Citrix.Broker.Admin.SDK.SendBrokerSessionMessageCo mmand

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    err I was logged in with another user....

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    Ah mondays eh dont you just love em...

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    You haven't mentioned your deployment size but could I suggest you take a look at Citrix VDI-in-a-box 10x as simple as full on XenDesktop with all of the key features (linked clones, Citrix HDX, CAG support ect).

    All you do is load up their pre setup VM and boom you have a VDI network - no mucking around with config settings and very easy to get going as a test deployment.

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    I agree with jamesfed, VDI-IN-A-BOX is very easy to set up,
    it does have it's limits however - one of which is the inability to use dynamic memory within a Hyper-V environment (don't know about VMWare).
    Also the educational pricing is good.

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    Thanks I am gonna download this appliance for vmware.

    I was wondering also while I am here is it possible to have mutiple connections to a single physical machine whilst using this xendesktop trial.

    I dont want to bother trying if its not possible

    If anyone knows

    Ta

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    By multiple connections do you mean multiple thin clients (or whatever endpoint you are using) to connect to a single virtual desktop?

    If so as far as I'm aware its not possible and isn't one of the normal uses of VDI.

    Again if so could you let us know what you are trying to accomplish and we can see if there is a better option for you

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    Multiple thin clients connecting to one physical desktop.

    So i could log on as 2 different users and share the physical machines resources
    Last edited by duxbuz; 5th March 2012 at 02:19 PM. Reason: typo

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    That sounds a little more like Remote Desktop Services than VDI.

    In RDS you have a server which allows multiple users from multiple devices to login at the same time - they can't see each others 'sessions'.

    In a VDI setup you have a server which hosts virtual machines - each virtual machine has a single user from a single device logged into it.

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