Create, maintain, and secure scalable and resilient virtual desktops with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 In Detail This easy-to-follow introduction guide brings together all of the knowledge required to build a successful Virtual Desktop project that is secure, scalable, and highly available. Through the course of this book, you will quickly progress from your first VDI lab environment to setting up a production-ready infrastructure that is robust, secure, and easy to manage. Going further, you will learn how to tune and maintain VDI once it is in production. Providing access for remote workers via any supported device and use of certificates is another important aspect covered in the book. If users depend on VDI, then it must be more resilient; you will learn that this can be done by addressing each of the roles of the VDI infrastructure. You will also understand the wider aspects of Windows Server and the associated tools required for a complete production solution, such as Hyper-V, certificates, and Active Directory, making this book a one-stop reference guide for a complete project. What You Will Learn Explore the various server roles and features that provide Microsoft's VDI solution Virtualize desktops and the other infrastructure servers required for VDI using server virtualization in Windows Server Hyper-V Build high availability clusters for VDI with techniques such as failover clustering and load balancing Provide secure VDI to remote users over the Internet Use Microsoft's Deployment Toolkit and Windows Server Update Services to automate the creation and maintenance of virtual desktops Carry out performance tuning and monitoring Understand the complexities of VDI licensing irrespective of the VDI solution you have opted for Deploy PowerShell to automate all of the above techniques Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.