To create an ALL Verde environment that includes:
Verde server to host and create Gold images
for: W2012R2 or W2016 Windows server VMs
Use the virtual Windows Servers to host: Active Directory, DHCP, FTP and other Services or Business applications
Need Static IP for each Server instance (Verde VM) for 'Servers In-a-box'
Need Static Machine Name for each Server instance for 'Servers In-a-box'
1. Create Verde Gold image for
Windows Server using standard process and leave as WORKGROUP.
After installing OS, Patches and
base Applications, Shutdown the Gold image and do a 'Check-in'
from the Verde Management
2. Create 'Session Settings' with
specifics for: RAM, vCPU, Local Windows
Profile disk space, etc
Example: Shows 6Gig RAM, 16 Gig User partition and 4 vCPUs for the Windows 2012 server
Requires a matching 'Desktop
Policy' Rule for these Local Users.
NOTE: Do NOT use the ‘Revert’ function. This will reload the original Gold image into
the current VM and you will lose all of your installations and configurations.
5. Create netcfg file to import
into Verde from 'General Settings' that includes: Static IP, Windows Machine name
NOTE: Cannot login as 'Administrator' and change
the Server name.
Verde assigns it using default: VBI-VDI-0001 .. ffff
SAMPLE of ‘Netcfg.csv’ file to Import for Static IP and Windows machine names:
Data fields are separated by Commas
Ex: ‘winadmin1’ and ‘winadmin2’ - In
order to maintain separate Verde environments, you must use (2) Local Verde
Option: Local Windows Accounts can be
installed within each Gold image to match the Local Verde User accounts to
provide for Single Sign-on (SSO). Otherwise, the initial Windows Login will fail.
Note: Verde will pass the
Local User account as Credentials into each Windows VM and it won't match.
Windows will Prompt for a
Login. Use the local Windows
'Administrator' account for full rights and authority of the Windows server.
7. Upon initial Login to the
Windows server VM, need to ADD the DNS Server IP - (this is not part of netcfg
8. Going forward, you can use
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to access the Windows Server Console to
install Windows Services and other Business software