When you provision an automated desktop pool by using a naming pattern, you can increase or decrease the size of the pool by changing the maximum number of desktops.

Verify that you provisioned the pool by using a naming pattern. If you specify desktop names manually, see Add Desktops to an Automated Pool Provisioned by a List of Names.

Verify that the pool is automated.

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In View Administrator, click Inventory > Pools.

2

Select the pool and click Edit.

3

Click the Provisioning Settings tab.

4

In the Max number of desktops box, type the new number of desktops in the pool.

If you increase the pool size, new desktops can be added to the pool up to the maximum number.

If you decrease the size of a floating-assignment pool, unused desktops are deleted. If more users are logged into the pool than the new maximum, the pool size decreases after users log off.

If you decrease the size of a dedicated-assignment pool, unassigned desktops are deleted. If more users are assigned to desktops than the new maximum, the pool size decreases after you unassign users.

Note

When you decrease the size of a pool, the actual number of desktops might be larger than Max number of desktops if more users are currently logged in or assigned to desktops than the value that is specified in Max number of desktops.