Things You Should Not Do When Creating A Gold Image
Project Type: VERDE
There are three mandatory settings (SessionSettings) when creating a new Gold Image. These three settings should remain in the Default SessionSetting so that every image gets the correct settings. The three are: Networking needs to be NAT, USER Image size should remain the default size and user type must be local user. See the following:
- You MUST create your
gold images with NAT networking.
- It’s preferred for
consistency sake that you use the Default Session Setting with NAT networking
to create all gold images
- Once the gold image is
complete (the gold image has rebooted, you’ve logged back in to ensure all
drivers are registered) and you check in your gold image…then..
- You can assign the VM to
the users with a SessionSetting that includes BRIDGE networking.
#2 User Image Size:
- You SHOULD create your gold image's User Image with the default sizing (2 GB see screen shot).
- There is no valid usage of a large user image file in the gold image. It will not be used.
- You can set the guest images' user image files to as large as needed.
- If you absolutely MUST use a larger user image in the gold image, restrict your choices to: 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32GB.
#3 Local User:
You should NOT create a gold image that’s using a
SessionSetting with the Active Directory tab defined. You only create
gold images with local (no AD tab Definition) user support. See the following
Once your gold image is finished, rebooted, log back in,
shutdown and check in the gold image, then the Users/SessionsSettings with AD
definition can be matched up via the Desktop Policies:
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