During my recent presentation at the 20th VMUGBE+ session, I showed different ways to run View PowerCLI cmdlets and scripts.
Several of the methods I showed, are already discussed on other blogs (to which I will include the links of course), but there is a new PowerShell feature that hasn’t been used until now (afaik).
And since I never found a complete overview of all the available methods, I decided to create this post.
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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.
Continue reading What’s in the View AD-LDS ?