By default, desktop pools are created in the root folder, which appears as / or Root(/) in View Administrator. You can create folders under the root folder to subdivide your desktop pools and then delegate the administration of specific desktop pools to different administrators.

A desktop inherits the folder from its pool. An attached persistent disk inherits the folder from its desktop. You can have a maximum of 100 folders, including the root folder.

You configure administrator access to the resources in a folder by assigning a role to an administrator on that folder. Administrators can access the resources that reside only in folders for which they have assigned roles. The role that an administrator has on a folder determines the level of access that the administrator has to the resources in that folder.

Because roles are inherited from the root folder, an administrator that has a role on the root folder has that role on all folders. Administrators that have the Administrators role on the root folder are super administrators because they have full access to all of the inventory objects in the system.

A role must contain at least one object-specific privilege to apply to a folder. Roles that contain only global privileges cannot be applied to folders.

You can use View Administrator to create folders and to move existing pools to folders. You can also select a folder when you create a desktop pool. If you do not select a folder during pool creation, the pool is created in the root folder by default.


If you intend to provide access to your desktops through Horizon Workspace, verify that you create the desktop pools as a user with Administrators permissions on the root folder in View. If you give the user Administrators permissions on a folder other than the root folder, Horizon Workspace will not recognize the SAML 2.0 Authenticator you configure in View, and you cannot configure the pool in Horizon Workspace.

You can create a different administrator to manage each folder in your configuration.

You can create different administrators to manage the same folder.