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Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization Pop Quiz: Determining Number of MED-V Instances

Applies to the "Create a MED-V infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-669 TS: Windows Server 2008 Desktop Virtualization.

Q: When determining the number of MED-V instances required for a server infrastructure, Microsoft recommends adding an instance for how many concurrently active clients?

  1. 2,500 users
  2. 5,000 users
  3. 10,000 users
  4. 7,500 users

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is B: Each MED-V instance can support up to 5,000 concurrently active clients. Concurrently active means being online to the MED-V server and sending polls to the server for policy and image updates and events. If there will be more than 5,000 active users, add one instance to the design for each 5,000 users.

Quick Tip: Microsoft recommends using at least a 2.8GHz dual core CPU server with 2GB of RAM. This recommendation assumes that the MED-V server will run on a dedicated machine and that SQL Server and the MED-V Management Console will run on separate machines.


Bonus Question: Which DNS server zone transfer type sends only updates? (Tweet your answer with #pop669d and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 4.)

Answer to last week's bonus question: The grace period for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access Licenses in Windows Server 2008 R2 is 120 days.

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