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VMware View 5.x – Remove Specific Windows Domains from Login Screens

If you have Domain Trusts in your environment you might not want users or specific administrators to see or use these Domains when they log into the VMware View via the client or HTML Blast or administrators logging into the View Admin Portal. You can do this by using the VDMADMIN command on the Connection ...

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VMware View 5.x QuickPrep & Windows Domain Controller Netlogon errors

If you are using floating linked clones you may come across an issue where an end user of the virtual desktop is presented with an error “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”. The end result = the user cannot log in. I have seen these errors during a recompose when the desktop ...

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Got Linked Clones and need to migrate View Composer to a standalone install?

Don’t forget to migrate your RSA keys which encrypt/decrypt your data otherwise your Linked Clones will fall into a pile of something my dog does every morning. If you need to migrate Composer to a standalone install here is the procedure I have tested multiple times in my lab. 1. In View Admin, go to ...

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Whats been happening…

Well its been 7 months since my last post here. Since then the family and I have moved back to Windy Wellington in NZ and I am now working for Computer Concepts Limited as a Technical Consultant. Things have been very busy and the first gig I had was to design and deploy an active-active ...

NetApp Implementation

Last week I deployed a NetApp V3140 HA pair with SAS DS4243 and FC DS14 MK4 shelves, a total usable space of 70TB. This kit was uplifted from our primary DC and relocated and rebuit in our secondary DC. A whole day to rack and stack and cable, the next day to update all the ...

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Reclaiming Thin Provisioned Space – part 2

Last month I did an initial post on this topic, and here is the follow up. Our environment consists of dual 3PAR P10000 SANs and all storage at the controller level is thin provisioned. All 3PAR volumes are configured for Zero Detect. We run approximately 40 physical servers and 450 VMs on ESXi 5.1 U1 ...

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