What’s in the View AD-LDS ?

For those that are working with VMware View it is probably common knowledge that View stores information about the virtual desktop infrastructure configuration in an AD-LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service) on the Connection Servers. An AD-LDS, previously known as ADAM, is an embedded LDAP directory.

Since the current PowerShell snapin that comes with VMware View is seriously lacking functionality, and doesn’t integrate too well with the PowerCLI snapin, there are several View administrators out there, that look at this AD-LDS to help them manage their View environment.

I will list a number of existing scripts that use the AD-LDS to retrieve View related information. But most of the time these scripts go for only part of the available information.

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VMworld 2012 Sessions – Public Voting

It’s that time of the year again I’m afraid.

While this blog tried to bring you useful PowerCLI scripts and functions throughout the year, I now have to revert into begging mode. The VMworld Call for Papers Voting is open !

If you enjoyed one or more of the blog posts here, or if I answered one of your questions in the PowerCLI Community, or if you enjoyed one of our sessions during a previous VMworld, please cast your vote on the sessions I submitted for VMworld 2012.

Session 1328 is offering the best of all worlds. It will answer all the questions you might have about Automation and vSphere. The panel includes superstars William Lam and Alan Renouf, and the master of ceremonies is none other than Pablo Roesch. You can’t go wrong with this session !

Session 1329, which I submitted together with my long-time co-presenter and co-author Alan Renouf, will be the sequel to our successful Best Practices session from last year. There will be a ton of new best practices ! When you use PowerCLI, or intend to use it, this is the session you shouldn’t miss.

Thanks for your vote 🙂

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