Foglight for Virtual Desktops integration
Simplify administration from a single pane of glass with the powerful diagnostics rich visualization, and reporting capabilities of Foglight for Virtual Desktops. Now integrated with the vWorkspace Management Console, it offers additional and more advanced reports. The Foglight for Virtual Desktops role is now available in both the Simple and Advanced install.
See the vWorkspace 8.0 Administration Guide and the Foglight for Virtual Desktops Release Notes for detailed information.
Drive down your cost of desktop virtualization by reducing the infrastructure and administrative efforts of complex vWorkspace deployments spanning multiple domains (e.g., DaaS).
vWorkspace lets you support farms consisting of multiple domains and forests, without the need for:
- trusts to be in place between the different domains and/or forests
- a Connection Broker in each domain all from the single vWorkspace Management Console
For example, you can allow customers to (across all domains):
- provision and manage virtual desktops and RD Session Hosts
- manage user sessions, assign vWorkspace resources
- create advanced targets, manage user profiles
- assign applications
Anonymous user support
Enable customers to assign vWorkspace resources anonymously, removing the need for authentication before a user can use a vWorkspace resource (e.g., a Managed Application). You gain greater flexibility in environments where shared workstations are common (e.g., healthcare or education).
Quest Password Manager Integration
Empower customers to use the rich feature set of Quest Password Manager for their password management requirements, with integration points in vWorkspace Web Access and the vWorkspace Windows Connector.
EOP Flash Acceleration improvements
Ensure the best possible user experience. EOP Flash Acceleration automatically adapts based on the network characteristics, working together with RemoteFX (RDP8). It does so by falling back to server-side RemoteFX rendering on a compatible server if the latency is too high for EOP Flash Acceleration to operate effectively. This behavior is configurable. In addition, EOP Flash Acceleration has been enhanced for faster response times and support even more sites out of the box.
Additional RD Session Host logon security
Allow customers to add an extra layer of security. vWorkspace automatically adds a user to the Remote Desktop users group when they are successfully authenticated by the vWorkspace Connection broker for a RD Session Host. Access to a RD Session Host is only allowed if a user is successfully authenticated by the vWorkspace Connection Broker. Administrators (and other users that have been manually configured to be a member of the Remote Desktop Users group) are exempt from this behavior.
Direct console access from Management Console
Let administrators directly connect to a virtual desktop or RD Session Host using RDP, the Hyper-V Console or the VMware console directly from the vWorkspace Management Console. This is ideal for troubleshooting environments where RDP connectivity is unavailable or a machine is experiencing boot issues.
Advanced domain management
Customers can more accurately manage the domain name to be used in a vWorkspace farm. The domain field in vWorkspace connections can be automatically populated and hidden in the vWorkspace Windows Connector. Additionally, the domain can be pre-configured via config.xml, allowing customers to prevent logons to the wrong domain, improving security and reducing the complexity of logons for their end users.
vWorkspace eDocumentation is easier to read and navigate (online or on mobile devices), and provides access to all technical documentation at a glance. All vWorkspace documentation is available online in an edoc format, giving customers direct access to online documentation from the support portal ( including from search engines) and offering context-aware help suggestions (e.g., KB, Community, Videos, etc.).
Failed logon protection
Prevent recurring logon problems for problematic virtual desktops. Now, virtual desktops that are unable to log a user on successfully (on three consecutive attempts by default) will automatically be marked as unavailable and marked for administrative inspection.
Let customers easily collect all relevant vWorkspace logs and compress them into a zip file for easy transport.
Pre-connection message in vWorkspace Windows Connector
Give customers an ideal method to display corporate disclaimers or other important messages. Customers can configure and customize a message that will display and has to be acknowledged in the vWorkspace Windows Connector before establishing a connection to a virtual desktop or Managed Application.
Two-Factor Authentication enhancements
Web Access Two-Factor Authentication has been updated to support:
- Load balancing and failover of RADIUS servers
- A separate configurable OTP (passcode) field
- An OTP (passcode) length of 0
- Two (sequential) OTP (passcode) prompts if the RADIUS server requires it (challenge/response)
Configurable Web Access timeout warning
Prompt users with a timeout warning to either log off or continue their session in Web Access. Failure to reply will automatically log the user off.
Quick Add Virtual Desktops option
Allow customers to quickly and easily add a number of computers to a group based on the current provisioning settings with the new Quick Add option in the Add Computers Wizard.