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Managing Desktop Pools

Desktop pools are anonymous non-persistent virtual machines that are assigned desktop policies and users. They are a great way to maintain guest sessions that need to be readily available at all time. They are assigned to users who need consistent access to a set of non-persistent desktop sessions that are up and running.

Due to the non-persistent state of the desktop pools, native profile management will not work in this case. Use a profile management tool such as Windows Roaming Profiles to enable any type of user persistency.

Confirm network resources can manage the number of created pools and sessions. Start with a smaller pool and add sessions as needed. If there are not enough resources to run desktop pool sessions, the desktop pool will not start.

  • If a user disconnects or logs out of a session and reconnects within five minutes, the user is reconnected to the original session.
  • If a user disconnects for more than five minutes, the session is terminated. When the user logs in again, a new session is created.
  • To temporarily disable the desktop pools, set the concurrent users to zero.

Creating a New Desktop Pool

  1. On the Desktop Pools screen, select "Create New."

  2. Define the following settings:
    • Pool Name. Alphanumeric desktop pool name. This name cannot contain spaces.
    • Pool Title. Short description for the desktop pool.
    • Gold Image. The Gold Image that will launch the desktop pool sessions.
    • Settings. The Session Settings to assign to these guest sessions.
    • Number of Concurrent Users. The number of users that can run sessions at the same time. The number must be supported by the environment and resources available.
    • Pool Session Start Interval. The delay time in seconds that each session in the pool can start. If a pool is assigned to a group of users that typically start their sessions at the same time, this prevents a boot storm from occurring.
  3. Search for and select any Application Layers. (For more information about Application Layers, VERDE Virtual Application Layers)
  4. Select "Save" to save the new desktop pool.

  5. The new pool will now be available on the Desktop Pool screen once it has been assigned to a desktop policy. Assign a pool through a rule in Policies. Managing Desktop Policy