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Windows Server 2012 VDI Windows XP (unmanaged)

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  • I have a relatively simple RDS setup, but I've been struggling to get an unmanaged virtual desktop collection of Windows XP computer to work. The RD Connection Broker and the RD Visualization Host are on the Hyper-V host and the RD Web Access sits on the virtual server (all are running WS2012). I've added an unmanaged pool of with 1 Windows XP computer and every time the client get stuck at "Loading the virtual machine".

    The event log has 2 errors:

    Remote Desktop Connection Broker Client failed while getting redirection packet from Connection Broker.
    User : <user>

    Error: Element not found. Remote Desktop Connection Broker Client failed to redirect the user <user>.
    Error: NULL

    However if I remove the Windows XP VM and add a freshly installed Windows 7 VM it works. 

    I've tried everything I've found on the internet from turning the firewalls off turning off all group policy to no avail. 

    How do I get a Windows XP VM to work in a VDI environment, are there an examples of this?

    Friday, July 26, 2013 5:52 PM

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  • It is not supported even if it is unmanaged VDI setup.Thanks for your understanding.

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    • Marked as answer by ranstett Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:31 AM
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  • Hi,

    WindowsXP is not supported,all the environment of the client os in the library of vdi server2012 indicates using Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 as the template VM if you want Remote Desktop to automatically manage your collection.

    Although i didn't find the official document and kb say it is not supported,as far as i know,it is not supported and recommended.Also,XP's lifespan will be ended,you know.

    I suggest you try win 7 and win 8 client os instead.

    Regards,

    Clarence

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    Monday, July 29, 2013 6:13 AM
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  • I understand the managed VDI setup only works with Windows 7 SP1+ but what about unmanaged?

    I also understand the end of life of Windows XP, however my client has applications that will not run on anything above Windows XP and the replacement application will not be ready in time for the EOL. So to reduce the XP footprint we are migrating all of our users to Windows 7 but they need access to Windows XP. I'm hoping to use a pool of Windows XP VMs to allow users access to their applications. 
    Monday, July 29, 2013 2:13 PM
  • It is not supported even if it is unmanaged VDI setup.Thanks for your understanding.

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    • Marked as answer by ranstett Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:31 AM
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