Updating PCs and Virtual Desktops for Update Rollup 1 of Windows Multipoint Server 2012
Now that Update Rollup 1 is available on the Download Center and via Windows Update we’ve heard from a few customers who missed that if you are using the MultiPoint Connector to manage Windows 7 PCs, Windows 8 PCs or Virtual Desktops running in virtual machines then you need to update the Connector in those clients to the UR1 version. No action is required if you are running classic, out-of-box WMS sessions, which is the great majority of our users today.
If you are using WMS 2012 to orchestrate Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs:
1) Once you have installed UR1 on the WMS host navigate to C:\Program Files\Windows MultiPoint Server and grab a copy of the Connector folder.
2) Uninstall the MultiPoint Connector from the client machines or your golden client image: Start Screen -> type “add remove” -> find Add or Remove Programs under Settings -> select Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Connector and click Uninstall.
3) Put the Connector folder anywhere in your master client image, or add it to each machine. Open the folder and double click on the WmsConnector application at the bottom. You will need administrator privileges.
See Managing PCs and Tablets for a refresher on MultiPoint Connector setup.
If you are using WMS 2012 with Virtual Desktop templates (VDI):
1) Install UR1 on the host
2) Import your template to copy it to a new name from the Virtual Desktops tab
3) Customize your template:
uninstall MultiPoint Connector:
Start Screen -> type “add remove” -> find Add or Remove Programs under Settings -> select Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Connector and click Uninstall.
navigate to the \\<your WMS host PC name>\Connector\ folder and run WmsConnector.exe to install the new connector
(Update April 12, 2013) reboot the template. We explain why this may be important over on the forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsmultipointserver/thread/35514304-ca37-4e1f-af24-5994cb75efa7
4) complete customization
5) recreate stations from the new template
See Virtual Desktop Templates Part 2 for a refresher on customizing Virtual Desktop Templates.