You can use the vdmadmin command with the -O and -P options to display the desktops and policies that are assigned to users who are no longer entitled to use the system.


vdmadmin -O [-b authentication_arguments] [-ld | -lu] [-w | -n] [-xml [-noxslt | -xsltpath path]]

vdmadmin -P [-b authentication_arguments] [-ld | -lu] [-w | -n] [-xml [-noxslt | -xsltpath path]]

If you revoke a user's entitlement to a persistent desktop or to a physical system, the associated desktop assignment is not automatically revoked. This condition might be acceptable if you have temporarily suspended a user’s account or if the user is on a sabbatical. When you reenable entitlement, the user can continue using the same desktop as previously. If a user has left the organization, other users cannot access the desktop, and it is considered to be orphaned. You might also want to examine any policies that are assigned to unentitled users.

Options for Displaying the Desktops and Policies of Unentitled Users shows the options that you can specify to display the desktops and policies of unentitled users.

Options for Displaying the Desktops and Policies of Unentitled Users

Option

Description

-ld

Orders output entries by desktop.

-lu

Orders output entries by user.

-noxslt

Specifies that the default stylesheet should not be applied to the XML output.

-xsltpath

path

Specifies the path to the stylesheet that is used to transform XML output.

XSL Stylesheets shows the stylesheets that you can apply to the XML output to transform it into HTML. The stylesheets are located in the directory C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\server\etc.

XSL Stylesheets

Stylesheet File Name

Description

list-checkedout-unentitled.xsl

Transforms reports containing a list of desktops that are checked out by unentitled users.

unentitled-machines.xsl

Transforms reports containing a list of unentitled desktops, grouped either by user or system, and which are currently assigned to a user. This is the default stylesheet.

unentitled-policies.xsl

Transforms reports containing a list of desktops with user-level policies that are applied to unentitled users.

Display the desktops that are assigned to unentitled users, grouped by desktop in text format.

vdmadmin -O -ld

Display desktops that are assigned to unentitled users, grouped by user, in XML format using ASCII characters.

vdmadmin -O -lu -xml -n

Apply your own stylesheet C:\tmp\unentitled-users.xsl and redirect the output to the file uu-output.html.

vdmadmin -O -lu -xml -xsltpath "C:\tmp\unentitled-users.xsl" > uu-output.html

Display the user policies that are associated with unentitled users’ desktops, grouped by desktop, in XML format using Unicode characters.

vdmadmin -P -ld -xml -w

Apply your own stylesheet C:\tmp\unentitled-policies.xsl and redirect the output to the file up-output.html.

vdmadmin -P -ld -xml -xsltpath "C:\tmp\unentitled-policies.xsl" > up-output.html