Understand Virtualized Clients

Practice Labs Module
Time
50 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

The "Understand Virtualized Clients" module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands on skills in the following topics: Install and Configure Windows XP Mode, Understanding Remote Desktop, Understanding Remote Desktop Services.

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Overview

Introduction

The Understand Virtualized Clients module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands on skills in the following topics:

  • Install and Configure Windows XP Mode
  • Understanding Remote Desktop
  • Understanding Remote Desktop Services

Exercise 1 - Install and Configure Windows XP Mode

Using Windows XP Mode, you can run old applications that were designed for Windows XP on computers running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate Editions.

Windows XP Mode works in two ways—both as a virtual operating system and as a way to open programs within Windows 7. It runs in a separate window on the Windows 7 desktop, much like a program, except it's a fully-functional, fully-licensed version of Windows XP. You can access your physical computer's CD/DVD drive, install programs, save files, and perform other tasks as if you were using a computer running Windows XP.

When using Windows XP Mode, the legacy application is installed in the Windows XP virtual machine. Then a program shortcut is created in Windows 7 where you run the old application.

Exercise 2 - Understanding Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is built-in remote administration tool that can be used by administrators to remotely administer Windows servers in a network. It allows two concurrent connections to a server by user accounts given administrative rights on the remote server.

Exercise 3 - Understanding Remote Desktop Services

You can install Remote Desktop Services to allow more than two connections to a server for purposes like application sharing.

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