You can configure a desktop pool so that users have dedicated assignments or floating assignments to the machines in the pool. You must choose a user assignment for automated pools that contain full virtual machines, automated linked-clone pools, and manual pools.

With a dedicated assignment, View assigns each entitled user to one machine in the pool. When a user connects to the pool, the user always logs in to the same machine. The user's settings and data are saved between sessions. No other user in the pool can access the machine.

With a floating assignment, View dynamically assigns machines in the pool to entitled users. Users connect to a different machine each time they log in. When a user logs off, the machine is returned to the pool.

You can configure floating-assignment machines to be deleted when users log off. Automatic deletion lets you keep only as many virtual machines as you need at one time. You can use automatic deletion only in automated pools that you provision with a machine-naming pattern and a total number of machines.

Floating-assignment machines let you reduce software licensing costs.