First published on CloudBlogs on Dec, 01 2009
The purpose of this post is to help an Administrator configure a Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system in a virtual machine for a Remote Desktop Services Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment.
This post is an addendum to the
Step 2: Installing and Configuring the Virtual Machine
section for the following Step-by-Step guides published in Microsoft ®TechNet:
Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step
Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step
Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step
Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step
Additional Steps required to support Windows Vista and Windows XP
The following steps need to be completed before the
Configure the virtual machine for Remote Desktop Services
section in the guides mentioned above.
Choose supported operation system
: Install the supported version of the Windows Vista or Windows XP as the guest operating system. The following link contains the reference to the list of various supported versions of
Windows Vista or Windows XP
Install Integration Services component
: Follow the instructions
at Step 4: To install the integration services on the virtual machine.
Only for Windows XP: Install PowerShell package:
Follow the instructions
to install this package.
This step is not needed if you are using VBS script for configuring the guest operating systems.
The following steps need to be completed before moving on the
in the guides mentioned above.
Only for Windows XP:
Restart the Windows XP machine.
Configure Guest OS for Microsoft VDI using Powershell:
Configure Guest OS for Microsoft VDI using VB Script
Note: If you choose to use the VB Script to automate configuring the settings, then you can skip Step# 3 in the section above.