Operating System patching and virtualization deployment, among other things, may change the virtual desktops configuration set by the administrator.
In a Windows environments, these configuration drifts may be detected using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to create a configuration baseline featuring groups of different configuration items and apply this baseline to a virtual desktop deployment.
Another useful tool is Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration to manage registry settings, files, folders, features, processes and services.
It takes a quite big work to test for configuration drifts but it is really important to ensure the virtual desktops adhere to your intended configuration for both security and performance issues.
Stay tuned to our Twitter @UDSenterprise lo learn how to detect configuration drifts in Linux environments.