You might need to repair the virtual disk of a local desktop.

You see an error message when you try to connect to your local desktop. For example:

Cannot open the disk 'C:\Documents and Settings\jo\Local Settings\Application Data\View\Local Desktops\Win7_32b_Local_Mode\52411f5e05b854ca-b5c54521f6010b22-scsi00-000002.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

Reason: The specified disk needs repair.

The problem can occur if you disconnect or power off the client computer while the virtual machine image is being updated.


Start View Client from the command line specifying the -repairLocalDesktops option.

For example:

wswc -desktopName lmdt01 -userName jo -domainName MYDOM -repairLocalDesktops

The repair process takes several minutes.


If the repair process fails, roll back the local session and check out a new local desktop.