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.
- On the Desktop Pools screen, select "Create New."
- 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.
- Search for and select any Application Layers. (For more information about Application Layers, VERDE Virtual Application Layers)
- Select "Save" to save the new desktop pool.
- 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