Getting Started with VDI Follow

Overview

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a server-based computing model that allows you to deliver a desktop image over a network to an endpoint device. Users can then access the operating system (OS) and applications on that endpoint. Endpoints may include PCs, thin clients, or mobile devices. The potential benefits to using VDI include data protection, better support for remote workers and the ability to keep older machines in service longer.

The Zoom application can be used with Citrix or VMWare VDI solutions and can be delivered to a thin client. The different download packages can be found on this page along with links to installation guidelines.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Organizations using Citrix XenDesktop or VMWare Horizon server published desktop

Installation

Installation of the Zoom application in a VDI environment requires two installation steps. Software must be installed on the VDI servers, and additional software installed on each of the thin clients. On Windows environments, software is deployed using MSI files. These can be manually installed or “pushed” via tools like Microsoft’s SCCM or by a Group Policy.

More detailed installation instructions can be found on the support pages for Citrix here, or for VMWare here

Note: Running Zoom as a published app is not currently supported. RDP remote desktop or VMWare client connect with an RDP protocol is also not supported.

Host Installer for all VDI Configurations

  • Click here to download the host installer.

Citrix Downloads

  • Windows x86 or x64
    • Click here to download the thin client plugin.
  • IGEL x64 
    • Click here to download the thin client plugin.
  • eLux RP5 x86
    • Click here to download the .fpm and .epm files.
  • eLux RP6 x64
    • Click here to download the .fpm and .epm files.
  • HP ThinPro OS x86
    • Click here to download the thin client plugin.
  • HP ThinPro OS x64
    • Click here to download the thin client plugin.
  • Ubuntu x86
    • Click here to download the thin client plugin.
  • Ubuntu x64
    • Click here to download the thin client plugin.

VMWare Downloads

  • Windows x86 or x64
    • Click here to download the thin client.

VDI Client Features

  • Click here for an overview of VDI client features.

VDI Client Registry Settings

  • Click here to view the VDI client registry settings.

VDI Release Notes

  • Click here to view the release notes for VDI.
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