So i started doing some investigation into Microsoft’s VDI solution – and found it to be quite quick and easy to get setup in my lab environment, but then encountered an article located at (Goolge cache copy)
Which specifically states that VDI Desktop pools requires the domain to be at 2008 domain functional level.
The following are important considerations when deploying a virtual desktop pool:
- To deploy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) within your organization, your functional level for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) functional level must be at least Windows Server 2008.
- Ensure that the RDVH-SRV computer meets the Hyper-V installation prerequisites (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122183).
“Great, no government customers have a use for this” i proceeded to think… as in our market, government wont be on 2008 domain functional level for years.
Fortunately, i did further digging, followed up, and actually got some use out of our Gold partner benefits, by using the pre-sales advisory service, for the first time.
The 1st reply missed the point of the clarification question, but the next response was spot on, a 2008 domain functional level is definately not a requirement and has been removed from the article.
I don’t generally have positive words to say about Microsofts support – but this one was actually quite painless – and actually achieved them updating something!