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Non-Domain joined VDA/VDI using MCS/PvS


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We have had a request from the business to host an application in China. This needs to be hosted in an isolated environment as the software contains malware, but it is a mandatory software.

 

Currently, they are using USB's to transfer data back and forth from an isolated non-SOE, non-network joined laptop. Hence they are looking for a Citrix solution to mitigate this issue and be a platform for any other third-party application, that may have similar complications.

 

I have proposed three Citrix solutions.Please go through and share your thoughts.

 

Option 1 –MCS Environment in Azure China using the existing Citrix infrastructure (we have a Xenapp environment running in China Azure). I can build a MCS golden Image on a segregated network with NSG to secure traffic. We can secure this environment but is it possible to have non-Domain joined VDA’s in this scenario?

Option 2 – PvS based environment in our on-prem Data Centre China. We can secure the environment further as we will have to build the whole infra for Citrix ground up. Again, is it possible to have non-Domain joined VDI’s?

Option 3 – I read that it’s possible to have non-Domain joined VDA’s by using Citrix Managed Desktops. Does that mean, we can also use local Windows Virtual Desktops with VDA’s that are non-Domain joined or it has to be a Citrix DaaS offering? 

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Hi,

 

I think your solutions are not supported...I'm really sure that the only option is to join the machines into an Active Directory domain. You can eventually use a dedicated domain and segregate this environment from the production domain, but in this case you have need to:

1. realize a trust from the production domain and new domain (for permit the VDA registration to DDCs);

OR

2. realize a dedicated Citrix farm into the new domain.

 

In your case, with the presence of malware, I think the second solution can will the best solution for isolate the production from this "time bomb" :)

 

Silvio

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