After a desktop pool is created, you can customize, modify, or test individual desktops by placing them in maintenance mode. When a desktop is in maintenance mode, users cannot access it.

You place existing desktops in maintenance mode one at a time. You can remove multiple desktops from maintenance mode in one operation.

When you create a pool, you can start all the desktops in the pool in maintenance mode if you specify desktop names manually. For details, see Customizing Desktops in Maintenance Mode.

1

In View Administrator, click Inventory > Desktops or click Inventory > Pools, double-click a pool ID, and select the Inventory tab.

2

Select a desktop.

3

Click More Commands > Enter Maintenance Mode.

4

Customize, modify, or test the virtual-machine desktop.

5

Repeat Step 2 through Step 4 for all desktops you want to customize.

6

Select the customized desktops and click More Commands > Exit Maintenance Mode.

The modified desktops are available to users.