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.


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


Select a desktop.


Click More Commands > Enter Maintenance Mode.


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


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


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

The modified desktops are available to users.