Random Musings...

Using Windows Integrated Authentication with VMware App Volumes

When installing App Volumes using a external MS SQL Server you are faced with the question of what authentication method to use, Integrated or SQL Server.

Integrated is always preferred however there’s a catch, the installer says it’ll use the server’s SYSTEM account, so that means something like DOMAIN\SERVER$.

In SQL Server you can’t make a login for a Computer Object, so you have to:

  • Create a Security Group
  • Add the server(s) to the Security Group
  • Create a Login for the Security Group and assign it permission on the database