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Jan 25 2012

How to give Win Server 2K8 R2 a Win7 Look & Feel in VMware View

I was looking how to customize the Windows 2K8 Server R2 that I am accessing via PCoIP and VMware View to give the Windows 7 look and feel.

Read my article. How to Access Windows 2K8 Server via PCoIP with VMware View.

I found an excellent resource that I would like to share here. The blog is http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/ and blogger explains step-by-step how to get Win2K8 to look and feel exactly like Windows 7.

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    2 comments

    1. Dan Brinkmann

      another option is to use the Citrix Service Provider Automation Pack http://blogs.citrix.com/2011/05/23/announcing-the-citrix-service-provider-automation-pack/ or pull out the App Delivery Setup Tools from a XenApp 6.5 eval. They give you GPO’s to lockdown and publish a Server 2008 R2 desktop with Win7 look and feel. I know it feels wierd to do if you are using VMware. At least check it out as a basis for your customizations.

      I did a session on this at BriForum 2011 http://www.slideshare.net/danielbrinkmann/briforum

      App Delivery Setup Tools admin guide http://citrix.com/site/resources/dynamic/software/Citrix_Cloud_App_Delivery_Setup_Tools_Guide.pdf

    2. Andre Leibovici

      @Dan

      Thank you for your comment.
      I will definetely have a look at Citrix Service Provider Automation pack.

      Regards,
      Andre

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