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Antivirus software in VDI - 17.Oct.2010 8:59:00 PM   
Scott Lowe

 

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For those of you out there that have either tested the VDI waters or even jumped in with both feet, how do you handle antivirus and antispyware tasks?

When it comes to managing non-persistent VDI desktop images, I can see some people making the argument that, perhaps, antivirus and anytispyware tools are not necessary and that any data stored during a user session can be scanned in other ways.

Personally, I'm not certain how comfortable I'd feel with this approach, but I'mvery interested in hearing what other readers think about this topic.

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RE: Antivirus software in VDI - 28.May2012 5:43:16 AM   
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scott, we are facing the same problem in our environment. first thing is that we are not seen the VM Desktop in our antivirus console. After replaced the Hardware ID in each desktop then each desktop report to antivirus console directly. Now user compalin that desktop performance is slow when antivirus go to update.

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RE: Antivirus software in VDI - 1.Jul.2012 4:29:28 PM   
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What are you using as your antivirus solution? Is it centrally configurable so that the scan times are offset to avoid all machines running a scan at the same time? A scan kicking off on all virtual desktops would really kill performance!

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RE: Antivirus software in VDI - 31.Jul.2012 11:14:34 PM   
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I highly recommend MS ForeFront and System Center Configuration Manager to manage it. ForeFront is quite capable and uses SCCM as its management console now.

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