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amackan
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vmware view- virtual desktops

Hi, i am very new to the vmware world.

i have just configured my first vmware esxi4 server with a vision to run 3 virtual windows xp machines on this esx server.

my question however is how can i get my 3 users desktops to connect to these xp VM's. they need the ability to browse the net, run office applications with audio and require USB device support.

my 3 users currently have 3 yera old desktops running XP professional sp3. any advise /tips most welcome. many thanks

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AndreTheGiant
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You can use RDP.

Or have a look at View (you can evaluate it):

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/view_pubs.html

Andre

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amackan
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Hi Thanks for the update. if i use vm view would i get full usb operastions. i know with RDP im limited.

Again thansk for the view links very helpful.

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AndreTheGiant
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A "raw" RDP can only handle sound, printers, disk redirection.

So you can use only this type of USB device.

With View you have another protocol, or also with RDP there is an agent that can hande USB device redirection.

Andre

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