Microsoft introduces VDI Starter Kit v1.0 Preview

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The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Starter Kit (VDI SK) v1.0 Preview is a Windows PowerShell-based kit that automates the non-production deployment of a Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) VDI solution for the purposes of evaluation or testing.

What is VDI SK?

The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Starter Kit (VDI SK) v1.0 Preview is a Windows PowerShell-based kit that automates the non-production deployment of a Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) VDI solution for the purposes of evaluation or testing. Some of the benefits of using the tool includes:

  • Deploys Microsoft RDS VDI solution components for a non-production evaluation or test environment.
  • Simplifies and accelerates the deployment of a Microsoft RDS VDI solution through an automated process.
  • Provides an automation example that can be built upon to support further Microsoft RDS VDI evaluation and test deployment efforts.
  • Complements Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS Management Console and Wizards.

What is included in the VDI SK?

VDI SK v1.0 Preview consists of the following files.

  • VDIInstall.ps1: PowerShell script that automates the deployment of a Microsoft RDS VDI solution.
  • VDISettings.xml: A file that contains deployment settings that are consumed by the VDIInstall.ps1 PowerShell script.
  • VDI SK Readme.doc: Includes a solution overview, architecture, prerequisites, deployment instructions, troubleshooting information and additional resources.

What RDS solution components are deployed?

VDI SK v1.0 Preview automates the deployment of the following Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS solution components:

  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Remote Desktop Virtualization Host

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