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October 30, 2009

Hyper-V VDI – 2008 domain functional level for pooled desktops

Filed under: Uncategorized — hayesjupe @ 5:04 am

So i started doing some investigation into Microsoft’s VDI solution – and found it to be quite quick and easy to get setup in my lab environment, but then encountered an article located at (Goolge cache copy)

http://74.125.153.132/search?q=cache:A–BjXfttDIJ:technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883265(WS.10).aspx+http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883265(WS.10).aspx&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au 

Which specifically states that VDI Desktop pools requires the domain to be at 2008 domain functional level.
The following are important considerations when deploying a virtual desktop pool:

“Great, no government customers have a use for this” i proceeded to think… as in our market, government wont be on 2008 domain functional level for years.

Fortunately, i did further digging, followed up, and actually got some use out of our Gold partner benefits, by using the pre-sales advisory service, for the first time.

The 1st reply missed the point of the clarification question, but the next response was spot on, a 2008 domain functional level is definately not a requirement and has been removed from the article.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883265(WS.10).aspx

I don’t generally have positive words to say about Microsofts support – but this one was actually quite painless – and actually achieved them updating something!

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