#2 is done because without it, neither Director nor Scout will work with the desktops created from the VM.
#3 is a recommendation from Best Practices for Configuring Provisioning Services Server on a Network.
This article will show the same process as the originals but use Xen Desktop 7.12, Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.11, and Windows 10 and show what differences they bring to the process.
This article will be different than the previous five in that no separate write cache drive will be used.
In order to do this, I created an AD security group, shown in Figure 4, that will contain the AD user accounts and that AD security group will be made a member of the local Administrators security group.
Next up is to create a Windows 10 VM to be used as the Master or Golden image.
V is hidden and is a merged view of the C drive with the Pv D drive.
Assumptions: This article is not about the pros and cons of Pv D.
It is simply about what process can be used to create virtual desktops that require the use of Pv D.
Do just basic configuration of the VM at this time. Once the basic VM is built there are some things that need done before joining the VM to the domain.
Updated 15-Dec-2016 #1 is done to keep disk I/O down and improve performance since the page file will not constantly grow and shrink.