Dealing with local admin rights on a (non-)persistent VDI.

Use case Recently I had to work on an use case where “VMware Writable Volumes” on VMware Horizon non-persistent VDI came into play for research and development users.The Writable Volume is used for installing developer applications with personlized libraries or even self developed applications. There is really an easy way to give users local administrator […]

Repackage the Mozilla Firefox installer the friendly way

Why this blog… During one of my previous projects in a role as a VMware Application Deployment specialist the customer had the requirement that all applications (if available) were multi-language in at least Dutch and English, so a user can decide by themselves. A couple of years ago the browser application “Mozilla Firefox” was really […]

vEUCaddict’s – VMware EUC Quick Fixes & Tips

TIP 1 – Facing black entries while scrolling in Windows 10 Immersive Control Panel (Apps & Devices)? Maybe this is the reason why…If you are using VMware Horizon Agent 7.10 (and below), VMware Blast protocol to connect to Windows 10 (v1803) VDI session and have a NVIDIA Grid vGPU card in my case Tesla T4 […]

Changing the Windows Display Language with VMware DEM. A User Friendly Way!

During a project for a multinational they asked me, how about to deal with VDI (virtual desktop) and multi languages in Windows.I mentioned that there are two options to use: Use one VDI Golden/Base/Master image per language (so country based) and use the ISO language specific ones. Use one VDI Golden/Base/Master image for all languages […]

How to deal with Autodesk DWGTrueView and/or AutoCAD in a VDI environment with App Volumes.

Almost every medium to enterprise sized company will have users which need to make use of the Autodesk products like DWGTrueView, AutoCAD etc. on their computers. In a VDI desktop they will be flagged as a CAD/CAM users, but what if the user needs to work with it sporadically, just to view a *.dwg file […]

Freezing VDI sessions with a Nvidia T4 GPU.

Currently I’m working on a VMware Horizon VDI project where I am responsible for the Windows 10 Golden Image (GI) and distribution of the applications through the Golden Image, AppStacks or ThinApps. The hardware which used at the pilot environment was almost the same as from the production environment, the only difference was the Nvidia […]