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

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Windows Server 2019 - New Microsoft Teams & WindowsApps Permissions

While preparing for the rollout of the new MS Teams version that will replace the old one in March, we created a new template image for our VDI infrastructure (Citrix) running Windows Server 2019. ...
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How to compact VirtualBox VDI file with free space at the end of the disk?

I've a Debian 8.5 guest in Ubuntu 22.04 Host, and a while ago i expanded space from host terminal stopping guest with VBoxManage modifyhd --resize option in a direct way, booting guest and expanding ...
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Instant Clone in vdi horizon

i new in vdi horizon and i am really confused , in vdi horizon instant clone , floating desktops , do the instant clones have their own dedicated Memory and CPU resources , or instant clones are ...
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Debian to VDI or IMG

I have a debian server that I can't really shut down because the company stops. How can I convert it from physical disk to VirtualBox or Xen without shutting it down? I don't want to play with the ...
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How to restart VDI Windows 10 pro

Sorry for the stupid question. I mechanically turned off a VDI that I work on daily. Since then, I can no longer connect to this VDI. Normally, I use the remote access desktop icon, a popup opens and ...
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Mismatch between VDI size and actual contents

I have an Ubuntu VM with 2 VDIs. One for the OS and another one for storage. The reported size is 2MB and windows explorer also shows 2MB. However I have at least 126GB of data there. Filesystem ...
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VDI size error on Oracle VirtualBox 7

I copied a large 100Gb file into VDI successfully using the shared folder option on Linux guest OS. But the VDI size on Windows host OS doesn't enlarge as expected. It remains at 2048kb the size it ...
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Virtualbox not detecting vdi file

I recently moved my vms from another drive to main drive and when I tried to add them again instead of the VDI file I am met with nothing. In the actual directory there is the vdi file.
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VirtualBox: Can't add any mass storages or delete them

So there is the following issue. I had the problem, that I've tried to add some mass storages to my VM. Then I've deleted them and now I just see in the logs, that the entry still persists (see ...
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How can I covert an ISO file to VDI and use it with Virtual box?

I have an ISO file that contains some backup files. I made it with this command. genisoimage -o backup.iso /var/backups I want to convert this file to a .vdi file so that I can attach it to a ...
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How to efficiently backup virtual disks?

I have a couple of Unix VMs (FreeBSD and Linux) hosted on a Windows 10 desktop -- using Virtual Box. I'd like to set up regular (daily?) backups for the virtual disks involved. Because the images are ...
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XRDP clipboard to allow copying only text

I am setting up RDP to login to a Linux instance from windows instance. I am trying to restrict the clipboard in XRDP to copy only text but not files, Please help me with the options available. The ...
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Guest OS can't detect increased VirtualBox disk size

I have resized my vdi file through Virtual Media Manager from 32 to 64G, but when I run lsblk there are no changes to the disk whatsoever, when it should have the extra 32G of unpartitioned space. The ...
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Recovering virtual machine from increasing disk size

I lacked free space on my VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 desktop virtual machine, so I desided to just go to VirtualBox client settings and resize VDI from 32 to 50 GB. After that the machine doensn't boot: ...
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How can I keep my app and desktop settings between VDI logins with VMware Horizon?

I routinely use VMware Horizon to connect to remote customer systems And every time I login, I have to reset my: background startup app settings (eg OneDrive, Outlook, Teams) default browser ...
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Turning a .vbox file into a .vdi file

How do I turn a .vbox file into a .vdi file? When I look up my virtual machine in the explorer, it shows me a path to a folder, where only one .vbox file lays. I want to share the VirtualMachine ...
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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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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 question is based on How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image ps. I've done this question only to share the answer. PS. Obviously you need to install Virtualbox to be able to do it.....
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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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