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

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Failed to open VDI with new VirtualBox

I had to nuke my computer and reformat my hard drive because of a virus and i copied a snapshot of my VirtualBox VM. I made the mistake of not cloning and just copied the vdi file from the snapshot ...
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Trying to fix Windows Explorer on VDI having an extra spacer, above the ribbon bar and below the title bar, making title bar unclickable

Our VDI environment uses horizon with instant clones. App Volumes for applications, and utilizing UEM for profile redirection. On my master image, I can log in as the administrator account and I don'...
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Can't connect to VM via RDP

I have an ubuntu 18.x server. I installed virtualbox on the server and configured a new VM using these instructions. When I try the last step I get an error window I also noticed that when I run ...
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Blurriness when connecting to remote desktop via VMware Horizon

When connecting to remote desktop via VMWare Horizon Client the picture is blurry, which is different from local machine. The paragraph above looking good, the below one - is blurry. It is not ...
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How do I change VMware Horizon VDI domain?

We have 2 domains I need to change domain on some VDI's. I tried changing it from Mycomputer - Properties - Change Settings - Change. But after changing the domain name we are unable to RDP into that ...
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Can I use a Windows VDI from Ubuntu

Is it possible to connect to a Windows based VDI from Ubuntu? I have traditionally done this through Windows to Windows.
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How to properly extract a compressed VDI file

I have a VM in VirtualBox with 3 snapshots. weeks ago I had a problem with disk space usage, so I decided to compress one of my snapshots. I used bzip2 in tar. tar jcvf {4d905600-161f-4e13-a106-...
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Why does Virtual Box delete/hide my .vdi files?

I tried to to download and set up a virtual machine in virtual box with the Python Kivy vdi for creating kivy android apps with buildozer. My problem is that the default disk space on the vdi isn't ...
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How can I clone a (physical) hard drive directly to a vdi image on WINDOWS

This questions is based on How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image ps. I've did this question only to share the answer.
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How to access or mount .vdi in Mac OS Mojave

Is there a working way to mount or access with read and write permissions VDI disk on Mojave? I've tried to use Paragon VDMK Mounter (no longer supported), no luck with it. Just says that mounted disk ...
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How to create a image of a HDD without the unallocated space?

I need to convert this HDD containing a Windows installation to a *.vdi in order to create a bootable *.img WITHOUT the unallocated space. Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /...
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How to convert Virtualbox VM into KVM VM, with latest snapshot included?

I have been trying to change my existing Virtualbox VMs (.vdi) into .qcow2 format and run it on KVM. I have successfully done the conversion (.vdi > .qcow2) but, the converted VM is not in the same ...
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I can't find my .vdi on Ubuntu

I can't find my .vdi on Ubuntu. I see it in my Virtual Box under storage as Controller:SATA SATA Port 0: UbuntuLinux.vdi (Normal 10.00 GB) However when I search in Ubuntu for the ...
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Increasing storgage size of Windows 7 VM on Ubuntu 16.04 host

I have a Windows7 virtual machine running on Ubuntu 16.04 host. I ran out of hard disk space on my Windows guest. I tried resizing the disk size from my host as follows VBoxManage modifyhd Win7-64bit....
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Move virtualbox .vdi to physical disk but keep virtual-ness

Main Problem I have a Win 10 Pro host with 5 hard drives. I am trying to move my .vdi virtual machine (Windows Server 2012 R2) onto a dedicated hard drive. I am guessing that I can easily just move ...
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AWS spot instances for expirements and development

On my computer (laptop) I need windows to use email, word, excel, etc, But sometimes, i need linux too for some projects i do at home. Until now, I have been playing around with several solutions: ...
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VirtualBox not exporting disk image in OVA

I have a VM I am attempting to export. When I attempt to export it (OVF 2.0), the OVA file is a mere ~12kb and does not contain the disk image. The only potentially relevant difference I see compared ...
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VirtualBox VM won't start after removing a VDI

My Ubuntu VM has 3 mounted VDIs. A system VDI and 2 storage VDIs. After merging all files to one storage VDI the system won't boot anymore although the removed VDI was empty and not even used for ...
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vdi and zero client suggestions

Hey all I am new to the VDI area and was thinking about a project for a customer that I have who has 2 pc registers and a small server that houses mySQL for the custom register program I made for them....
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Citrix Receiver Resolution issue

I have a problem with Citrix, when open a VDI , this appears in a box does not appear with the full resolution , after 10/15 min returns to normal , this happens only when Citrix opens and connects to ...
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Why can't I pin the presenting toolbar of “Skype for Business” in a Citrix VDI?

When presenting screen via Skype for Business, the toolbar says "Pinned" when i hover the mouse over it. But it seems disabled, below are my details. Kindly help. Citrix Receiver 4.4.1000.16 VDI ...
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how to migrate virtual to physical disk

My plan is to migrate open virtual format(.vmdk,.raw,.dmg,.vdi) to physical partition. I tried to restore virtual file to USB using powerISO but didn't boot. I've .dmg and vmdk file, how to migrate ...
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Corrupt VirtualBox VDI

I've got a Ubuntu 15.10 64bit Guest on a Windows Host. Today when I wanted to start the VM I got the message "FATAL: no bootable medium found! System halted." I checked, that the VDI is correctly ...
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Can't boot my VirtualBox VDI — messed up storage setting

I messed some storage setting up in the VirtualBox GUI, and now I can't boot my VDI. I tried just creating a new VM and using the existing drive. That didn't work either. I get: This is what my ...
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Does windows server VDI offer any support for zero clients

I have an acer network display which is capable of booting to the network and connect to a server capable of rendering virtual desktop. It doesn't have a CPU of its own. I am current using a physical ...
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Unable to export physical Linux system to VirtualBox VM

I would like to save my Linux system (including packages, files, and configuration) and export it to another laptop in the form of a virtual machine with VirtualBox. I have been able to create a file ...
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How to reduce Virtual Box's VDI size - Android guest

As in title. I use Genymotion to emulate Android devices. With time passing, VDI size increases to the point there's no space left on the partition I placed it in. After reading guides I found out ...
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How Can one transfer Hard Drive files from Virtual computer to the Host OS?

I want to transfer some files from my Virtualbox MS-DOS 7.10 to my Windows 7 PC (Not virtualized). I have tried: Shared Folders: It need to install the vbox addition (can't on Maddox). Inserting a ...
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Clear sensitive information from vdi

I'm able to obtain file names and their contents from vdi image using grep despite the files were deleted. Example output: MICROS~3.DLLans0��1FR�b��?,|�R��?,|�R��?,|�R�� !Microsoft.Transactions....
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How can I convert an Arch Linux VDI as a fully bootable system on an external hard disk in Linux?

I run Linux Mint 17 Quiana 64 bit and an Arch Linux VM. My aim is to convert my Arch Linux VDI into a bootable external hard drive. I am using a laptop so I’ll be using a laptop external hard drive in ...
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Getting Quartz to scale the screen resolution for Retina display

I am using a VDI client (Exceed On Demand) that uses Quartz (X11) to display on my Retina display. When setting the display resolution to default, the X11 window doesn't fit. When setting it for "...
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how to get remote Workstation / VDI / server user logon dates

I have seen in another thread that the command ... wmic netlogin get name, fullname, lastlogon ... will show us log on information on a Windows workstation. Do we have a similar command for remote ...
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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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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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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? For ...
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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 ...