Hey all, apologies for the site being down for about a week. Things should be online now. I’ll post some updates here shortly.
One challenge a few of my customers have had lately is being able to leverage Instant Clones while keeping current GPOs enforced. The issue might happen when using Instant Clones. Horizon will create the final copy of the original VM, called a parent, which will be used to fork the running VMs. When a new Instant Clone is provisioned from a logoff operation, no reboot is done at the parent level; thus any new GPOs are not applied. To enforce new GPOs the following steps will resolve this problem:
1. Power-on the Gold Image
2. Create a DOS Batch file and place it in an accesable area, example C:\TEMP\enforce.bat
Example batch file:
echo N | gpupdate /force
3. After creating the batch file, shut-down the Gold Image
4. Create a new snapshot
5. In the Horizon View Administrator console, when creating a pool or modifying a pool, you will need to specify the batch file that is located in the Gold Image.
That’s it! From this point going forward when an Instant Clone is created in this pool the script is executed during the provisioning process and will enforce GPOs.
Apologies to anyone who visited my site in the last week and got hit with the malware. I have since enabled SiteLock and cleaned things up. Hopefully, that won’t be an issue going forward.
Thanks to @NatHeidler at VMware for sharing a lot of useful VMware Partner links I’ve decided to create a ‘useful links’ section. Check it out: https://www.virtuallycaffeinated.com/useful-links/
Hey folks! So I decided to change the name of my blog to VirtuallyCaffeinated from Zombiesrant. I’ve ported over all the entires and will be decommissioning zombiesrant.com in the future.
I am please to announce that I have just been made a VMware vExpert for the 2nd half of 2015. I am honored to be given a vExpert title and will continue will my blogging and knowledge sharing as we move forward.