Hi, just want to confirm the best way to create 100+ dedicated, persistent VMs (no vdisk involved aka streaming) Each one of these must end up dedicated to one user, permanently.
We just finished some extensive testing with XD 7.6, and I created the VMs using MCS since that seemed to be the way to do this. As each person logged in, they were assigned a unique VM, and after logout/in again they still got that one unique VM. So I think I've figured that out, but let me know if I'm missing anything. The bad thing if I recall about this method is if you forgot one thing, there was no way to put it on the master and have it "refresh" existing VMs.
Also, I read in Citrix eDocs that MCS does sysprep for you. So I assume this means you DON'T need to do it on your master VM? We use Microsoft MDT (a free download, normally part of System Center) to build the master VM and one of it's default steps is to execute sysprep. (I can disable that though) Any other products you all use to build your master VM besides MDT?
From there on out for managing them, I'm thinking of installs/uninstalls/registry changes using PDQ Deploy. And pushing windows updates to them using Microsoft's WSUS.