Well... I've been tasked with setting up a View environment at work so I have begun the process of setting it up in my lab. The original request was to be able to rapidly deploy x number of virtual desktop environments for remote workers. Currently I have 10 or so XP boxes setup in our vsphere environment for this purpose but I am not able to "rapidly" create more if needed. Cloning still takes 30+ minutes per vm. I need the linked cloning feature so that I can rapidly create and also preserve our precious resources. I will be following the advice from this site for the setup. I never used it before so I am pretty excited see how well it works.