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VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide (with DVD): VMware Certified Professional 5 - Desktop, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Linus Bourque

Published by VMware Press

Published Date: Nov 23, 2013


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The VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master VMware VCP5-DT exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

The VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 5—Desktop exam. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Linus Bourque shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in┬┐ a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and┬┐ retaining exam topics.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training┬┐ from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from┬┐ VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training,┬┐ e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit

The official study guide┬┐ helps you master many of the topics on the VCP5-DT exam, including

  • Installing and configuring all the key components in your VMware View
  • Understanding storage┬┐ of virtual datacenters and virtual machines
  • Creating, configuring, and optimizing virtual desktops
  • Understanding how local mode and kiosk desktops┬┐ fit into the environment
  • Learning the key components of your View environment and how they work together
  • Providing direction and encouragement to schedule, take, and pass the exam
  • Comprehending how to configure and optimize Windows desktops┬┐ for a virtual desktop┬┐ environment
  • Leveraging GPOs to improve┬┐ a VDI environment

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 What Makes Up View? 3

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3

Foundation Topics 7

Installing View 7

Preparing the Active Directory for a View Installation 7

Installing the View Standard and Replica Connection Servers 10

Installing the View Transfer Server 21

Installing the View Security Server 24

Summary 29

Exam Preparation Tasks 29

Review All Key Topics 29

Define Key Terms 30

Review Questions 31

Chapter 2 Configuring the View Environment 35

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 35

Configuring the View Events Database 38

Configure VMware View Events Database 38

    Configuring View’s Connection to vCenter Server 39

    Installing and Configuring View Composer 41

Configuring the Standard and Replica Connection Servers 48

    Identifying and Modifying View Global Polices 51

    Identifying and Modifying View Connection Server General Settings 52

    Identifying View Connection Server Backup Settings 55

    Identifying Default Roles, Custom Roles, and What Permissions Are Available 57

Summary 62

Exam Preparation Tasks 63

Review All Key Topics 63

Define Key Terms 64

Review Questions 64

Chapter 3 Printing in the View Environment 69

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 70

Foundation Topics 72

ThinPrint 72

Location-Based Printing 75

Summary 78

Exam Preparation Tasks 78

Review All Key Topics 78

Define Key Terms 79

Review Questions 79

Chapter 4 The Protocols 83

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 83

Foundation Topics 86

RDP: The Historical Protocol 86

PCoIP: The Modern Protocol 89

Summary 99

Exam Preparation Tasks 99

Review All Key Topics 99

Define Key Terms 99

Review Questions 100

Chapter 5 Interacting with Active Directory 103

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 103

Preparing Active Directory for a View Installation 106

Describing the GPO Template Files 107

OUs for Machine Accounts and Kiosk Mode Client Accounts 125

Verifying Trust Relationships 126

Summary 127

Exam Preparation Tasks 127

Review All Key Topics 127

Define Key Terms 128

Review Questions 128

Chapter 6 Optimizing the Operating System 133

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 133

Foundation Topics 136

Virtual Hardware and Installation of the Operating System 136

Configure Virtual Hardware 137

Installing the Agent 140

Creating Customization Specifications 141

Summary 154

Exam Preparation Tasks 155

Review All Key Topics 155

Define Key Terms 155

Review Questions 155

Chapter 7 Kiosk Mode 159

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 159

Foundation Topics 161

Preparing for Kiosk Mode 161

Enabling Kiosk Mode 162

    Steps Required to Configure Kiosk Mode 162

    Configuring Active Directory 162

    Configuring the Connection Server 163

    Identifying MAC Addresses of the Physical Client Devices 169

    Adding Accounts 170

    Configuring and Enabling Authentication 172

    Checking Kiosk Mode Configuration 172

    Testing Kiosk Mode 172

Additional Configuration Options 174

Summary 175

Exam Preparation Tasks 176

Review All the Key Topics 176

Review vdmadmin Commands 176

Define Key Terms 177

Review Questions 177

Chapter 8 Local Mode 183

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 184

Foundation Topics 186

Local Mode Concepts 186

Local Mode Benefits 187

VMware View Transfer Server 189

    View Transfer Server Repository 190

    Publishing Linked-Clone Replicas 191

    Local Mode Policies 193

    Client Devices 195

Summary 196

Exam Preparation Tasks 197

Review All the Key Topics 197

Definitions of Key Terms 198

Review Questions 198

Chapter 9 Troubleshooting 203

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 203

Foundation Topics 206

Troubleshooting the View Composer Installation on the vCenter Server 206

Troubleshooting the Events Database 209

Troubleshooting Guest OS Customization 210

Troubleshooting Accounts and Permissions 212

Troubleshooting Connectivity Between View Components 213

Troubleshooting PCoIP Configuration 214

Troubleshooting View Servers 215

Troubleshooting View Persona Management 217

Summary 219

Exam Preparation Tasks 220

Review All the Key Topics 220

Troubleshooting Scenario 220

Define Key Terms 221

Review Questions 221

Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions 225

Appendix B GPOs 231

Glossary 254


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