You can customize individual desktops after a pool is created by starting the desktops in maintenance mode.

1

In View Administrator, begin creating an automated desktop pool by starting the Add Pool wizard.

2

On the Provisioning Settings page, select Specify names manually.

3

Select Start desktops in maintenance mode.

4

Complete the Add Pool wizard to finish creating the desktop pool.

5

In vCenter Server, log in, customize, and test the individual desktop virtual machines.

You can customize the desktops manually or by using standard Windows systems-management software such as Altiris, SMS, LanDesk, or BMC.

6

In View Administrator, select the desktop pool.

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Click Select all or use the filter tool to select specific desktops to release to your users.

8

Click More Commands > Exit Maintenance Mode.

Notify your users that they can log in to their desktops.