You can create pools that include one or hundreds or thousands of remote desktops. As a desktop source, you can use virtual machines, physical machines, and Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) hosts. Create one virtual machine as a base image, and
Horizon 7 can generate a pool of remote desktops from that image. You can also create pools of applications that give users remote access to applications.
Advantages of Desktop Pools Horizon 7 offers the ability to create and provision pools of desktops as its basis of centralized management.
Advantages of Application Pools With application pools, you give users access to applications that run on servers in a data center instead of on their personal computers or devices.
Reducing and Managing Storage Requirements Deploying desktops on virtual machines that are managed by vCenter Server provides all the storage efficiencies that were previously available only for virtualized servers. Using instant clones or View Composer linked clones as desktop machines increases the storage savings because all virtual machines in a pool share a virtual disk with a base image.
Application Provisioning With Horizon 7, you have several options regarding application provisioning: You can use traditional application provisioning techniques, you can provide remote applications rather than a remote desktop, you can distribute application packages created with VMware ThinApp, you can deploy applications as part of a View Composer or instant clone base image, or you can attach applications using App Volumes.
Using Active Directory GPOs to Manage Users and Desktops Horizon 7 includes many Group Policy administrative ADMX templates for centralizing the management and configuration of Horizon 7 components and remote desktops.