Announcing OCI Secure Desktops Image Builder and Readiness Checker

April 24, 2024 | 2 minute read
Vijay Sai Virup Chitrapu
Product Manager
Richard Robinson
Principal Technical Support Engineer
Jacob Paul
Principal Technical Support Engineer
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We’re excited to announce the general availability of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Secure Desktops Image Builder and Readiness Checker. They’re designed to simplify the creation of Microsoft Windows images for use in desktop pools in the OCI Secure Desktops service.

OCI Secure Desktops Image Builder

Custom images provide a way for you to bring your standardized configurations for virtual desktops into a desktop pool. After you have downloaded the required resources, you can quickly create a Windows desktop image in three simple steps in under an hour with image builder. Images for Windows 11 (64-bit), Professional, or Enterprise editions are currently supported. Image Builder offers the following features and benefits:

  • Simple interface: Image builder offers a user-friendly command line interface that allows you to create desktop OS images with just a few steps.

  • Built-in automation: Image builder automates multiple tasks, reducing manual effort and helping to ensure consistent results.

  • Rapid deployment: With the image builder, you can deploy Windows images quicker, enhancing operational efficiency and agility.

OCI Secure Desktops Image Builder workflow

OCI Secure Desktops Readiness Checker

OCI Secure Desktops Readiness Checker helps you to verify whether newly created Windows image files adhere to essential guidelines. This capability includes disabling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and disabling lock screen, configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP), and more. Readiness checker helps you to ensure that any Windows image meet all the necessary criteria before importing it into OCI.

For more information, see Importing a Windows-based VM.

Get started today

If you have questions or want more information about OCI Secure Desktops, we’re here to help. You can reach out to us directly. For more information about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Secure Desktops, Image Builder, and Readiness Checker, see the following resources:

Vijay Sai Virup Chitrapu

Product Manager

Richard Robinson

Principal Technical Support Engineer

Jacob Paul

Principal Technical Support Engineer


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