dsmith9
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Limiting Secure Remote Access via Active Directory

We've just implemented remote access in our View 5.0 environment, using View Client 5.2. All is working quite well, but we need to limit who can use this from the outside to management staff only. We have desktop pools for different departments with persistent disks. There are managers in all of these pools who will need external access to their virtual machines. Can we use active directory security groups to control external authentication to only allow members of the group to get a desktop through the Security/Connection server?

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markbenson
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If you can split the deployment by pools, e.g. allowing managers to use a specific pool, then you can do what you need by using tags (restricted entitlements). Just allow the manager's pools to be accessible via remote access.

Doing this with AD groups is not supported, although if you can use tags, then you can entitle the individual pools to AD user groups so that the entitlement process is all handled through AD.

Mark.

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