Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Framework providing remote access to a (typically virtual) desktop.

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Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
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Virtual desktop, thin client, infrastructure

I want to create VDI. I have a server that runs ESXi 5.5, a Windows Server 2008 R2 that I have install VShephere As I said what I want to create a virtual machine then connect them to thin clients. ...
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using Virtual box VDI as usb stick

I have ubuntu installed on a virtual box , I installed a software named XYZ on it, Now I want to make this VDI file burn on a USB so I can install it on any PC, is this possible? my main goal is that ...
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.DSK to .vdi or other Virtual box supported format

Is there any way to convert dsk files to any usable format for virtual box? Is this type of conversion possible or not?
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Use Virtualbox to Build a Standard Image of Windows 7

SO I'm building a standard image of Windows 7 according to this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217%28v=ws.10%29.aspx However, my reference computer is a install of ...
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xubuntu thinks disk is full even after files deleted (on virtualbox)

I have encountered a rather weird error running 64-bit xubuntu on virtualbox. The system appears to think the disk is full, even after I have deleted at least 500MBs of files (and both root and user ...
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How to set up a dev environment in a VDI [closed]

My company is trying to set up VDI environments for everyone including database developers. Some of the databases are SQL, others semi-obscure legacy systems. Apparently our hosting company charges a ...
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Virtual box split virtual disk to multiple files larger than 2gb?

I am using virtual box with several large virtual disks of 3TB each. How can i split it to files of 200gb each and still use it as one virtual harddrive? The thing is that i am trying to setup backup ...
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Lync 2013 (in VDI) Audio Issue

We have a Citrix VDI environment where users log in using Citrix Receiver on their VDI. In their VDI (Windows 7,) Lync 2013 does not play notification sounds for incoming messages. I have checked the ...
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How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?

I'm trying to figure out how to change the size of a VDI file. I'm new to VirtualBox, and I got a lot to learn. But I think I got the hang of the basics. I have already installed Windows 7 as my first ...
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Extracting blocks from a corrupt VDI snapshot in logical order

I have a Virtualbox VM on an hard disk that failed. The only thing I could recover from the disk was a snapshot of the dynamic VDI disk used by the VM, and I could only recover the first half of the ...
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Connect to a Microsoft VDI Pool from Linux

I have been searching for several hours now and haven't found any solutions nor an authoritative voice to say that what I want will not work...But I currently have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V/VDI ...
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increased VDI size for VM but Ubuntu still says I am low on space

I had a 8 GB VDI which i filled to capacity, so then I cloned it into a larger 25 GB vdi but when I go to setting in Ubuntu 12.04LTS it says my disk is still 7.9gb.
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While Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), I'm not able to add any VM's in the Collection

I am trying to create a Virtual Desktop collection, when ever i reach the page where it asks to select a Virtual Desktop Template it does not detect any Virtual Desktop even when I have a VM on the ...
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VDI not detecting any virtual machines

When I try to create a Virtual Desktop collection in server 2012 r2 remote desktop services, the setup process does not detect any of the virtual machines that I have created and sysprepped. Its in a ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image

I would like to make a VirtualBox .vdi image out of my hard drive. I've found howto's online that describe doing this by first usind DD to create a .raw image, then using VBoxManage to convert the ...
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Can the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 (standalone) run VDI? (Which needs an AD)

I have not used the standalone (and free) product, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012. Initially I thought this was the installer for Hyper-V on an existing Windows box, but as I understand it, it's a ...
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Does Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) require Active Directory (AD) to run?

Can I set up a VDI with 1 server and many thin clients without setting up Active Directory with a domain controller? I want to make the thin client setup as easy as possible, i.e. get any Windows PC ...
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“building blocks.dotx is locked for editing” - what does this mean?

I started up a networked office computer (VDI) I don't usually use and, while it was finishing booting up and opening Outlook, it popped up this message: building blocks.dotx is locked for editing ...
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Share VirtualBox VDI between computers over network

I have been working inside a Windows7 virtual machine using VirtualBox installed on my Windows7 OS on my primary PC. I would like to share that VM on my home network so that I can access the same VM ...
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Resizing virtualbox vdi doesn't work

I tried resizing my VirtualBox disk (.vdi) with VBoxManage, but it didn't resize the hard drive. The command while in the root folder of VirtualBox was: VBoxManage modifyhd ...
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resize disk capacity VDI

I use virtualBox version 4.2.6 and I install windows server 2008. the issue is when I was working with this windows a message is displayed said that the capacity of disk is limited. so I want to know ...
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How to compact VirtualBox's VDI file size?

I've a VirtualBox VM which configured a very large hard disk size (bigger than host). By my mistake, a program on the VM generated lots of log files and the VDI file size keeps growing until there is ...
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Is it possible to share a virtual machine between two host operating systems?

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed on two separate partitions, and I'd like to access a virtual machine (.vdi) from either of the two partitions. Is it possible for Virtualbox to access a ...
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Why Virtualbox VDI doubles the space of the VM hard disk?

I have one Xubuntu 12.10 64 bit Virtualbox VM on a Windows 7 64 bit host. It has one dynamic allocated hard disk with VDI format with maximum capacity of 20GB. If I use a command df -h in the VM I ...
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Resize partition of Windows 7 running on VirtualBox with dynamically allocated storage

I run Windows 7 inside VirtualBox. I resized the disk of Windows 7 from 25 GB to 50 GB: VBoxManage modifyhd Windows\ 7\ Pro.vdi --resize 50000 ...
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How to reuse VirtualBox disk “snapshots”

I have a "suite" of 5 VMs I'd like to make, all Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OSes but with radically different software stacks on top of the OS (one server is a "build server" with Subversion, Hudson, ...
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VBox Files: Which to backup for snaphot?

I'd like to be able to create a guest VM with VirtualBox and take two snapshots of it: "Clean Config" - just the OS and minimal dependencies installed, no purposeful software stack on it yet "Fully ...
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Convert VirtualBox dynamic VDI disk image to static, fixed VDI

I've originally created my VDI to auto-expand to 20GB of virtual capacity. For performance reasons, I would like to convert them to linear, that is, to have a single, non-sparse, 20GB file sitting on ...
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How to convert a specific partition in a .vdi file to .img?

VBoxManage converts the whole disk to .img. But I want to write only one partition in the vdi image to a partition on my physical disk.
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Unable to use cloned VM, OpenSUSE, VirtualBox

I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message: Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1 Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1 resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 Trying manual resume from ...
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Ventrilo on VMware View workstation

I've got a VMware View 5.1 environment I'm working with. To test some VOIP type efforts I thought I'd try to connect to my friends ventrilo server. With the teradici sound driver on the VDI machine I ...
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Virtual Box Virtual Disk not expanding

I have an iMac Core i5 host computer, 1TB Hard drive, 8GB Memory. I have created a Virtual Box VM to run Fedora 14 64bit with a 200 GB Dynamically allocated hard drive. Virtual Box version 4.1.6 ...
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Multi-hosts use of virtualbox vdi disk

Can Virtualbox's vdi disk used together by the virtualbox in Windows and linux host? In my case, i am using virtualbox in windows os, the vdi is on storage server which is let me say Guaranteed will ...
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Mount vdi as drive in Windows

I am wanting to mount a VDI file that no longer boots to a drive in Windows to, hopefully, recover some files. I am aware that Winmount advertises this function, but I am a bit confused about which ...
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Could not find an open hard disk with UUID {…} on VirtualBox 4.1.2

Guest: Ubuntu Guest VM Name: WordpressThemeDevBox Host: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate VirtualBox Version: 4.1.2 r73507 I shut off my guest and removed the Current State snapshot using the Restore ...
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Where can I find desktop Ubuntu releases on a vmdk?

Any official or de-facto websites that supply this ? Details: I specifically need Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop version, in general; ubuntu desktop LTS versions.
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VirtualBox - How easy is it to export Ubuntu VDI to raw partitions

I would like to ask how easy is it to export an Ubuntu VDI in VirtualBox to raw partitions and make them boot natively with the boot menu?
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Virtual Machine Configuration that Can be Up and Running Instantly

How to create a virtual machine with a pre-installed OS and applications up and running instantly in any PC? I'm using shared PCs in the library which have special hardware that will regenerate the ...
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Is it a very bad idea to create disk image of mounted disk?

I would like to backup my server. For example using dd: dd if=/dev/md0 of=/some_network_share I wonder if this image will be vary inconsistent if /dev/md0 is mounted? Would it be possible to ...
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VirtualBox: booting cloned disk

I'm trying to boot an existing Windows XP installation under Linux. It was a piece of cake under VMWare Fusion, but I've been pulling my hair out to do the same thing on Ubuntu 10.10. First I tried ...
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How do I recover files from a corrupt VDI file?

Is it possible to repair a corrupt VDI file? The OS on the VDI (XP) doesn't boot at all, it just hangs at a black screen. I was getting file errors before on its last boot, but now its not working at ...
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Virtualbox errors and missing snapshots

I really hope someone can help me here as otherwise I've lost a lot of files :( I thought I'd move my VDI to my SSD drive to gain better performance. Now it seems to have reverted to it's original ...
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how to extend Virtual Box harddrive?

I run WinXP SP3 on my Virtual Box (3.2.10) under OSX 10.6.2 and the harddrive of the virtual box is getting too small. Can I extend exiting hdd somehow? create new Virtual Box from a running ...
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Mount a .vdi in Windows 7 as a hard drive?

On my Windows 7 machine (host), I have a virtual machine (VirtualBox) running Ubuntu 10.10 - inside the .vdi, I have some large files that I would like to extract - one of them being a standalone .iso ...
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Is there a tool to convert VHD images to VDI images?

I saw the response for converting VDI images into VHD images, but I want to do the opposite conversion - is there a tool to do this?
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Can I back up a .vdi file from VirtualBox just like .vhd and have a “machine” always ready to start fresh?

If it is a Virtual PC .vhd file, then I can make a copy of it so that if the .vhd goes bad for any reason (catch a virus or installed undesirable software), then I can use that old .vhd and start a ...
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Migrate Ubuntu 10.04 installed on Machine to .VDI for Virtual Box HDD

I was using a Sony laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on the machine. I have just bought a Mac and I will be using Ubuntu 10.04 as my primary development OS by virtualizing it using VirtualBox. Now, ...
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Is there a way to exclude a specific drive vdi from “snapshots” in VirtualBox?

...or is there another space-efficient way of dealing with the page/swap file of the Guest O/S? I've realised that its quite possible/likely that one of the things which "bloats" the snapshot/diff ...