You create an RDS desktop pool as part of the process to give users access to RDS desktops.



  1. In View Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select RDS Desktop Pool.
  4. Provide a pool ID, display name, and description.
    The pool ID is the unique name that identifies the pool in View Administrator. The display name is the name of the RDS desktop pool that users see when they log in to Horizon Client. If you do not specify a display name, it will be the same as the pool ID.
  5. Select pool settings.
  6. Select or create a farm for this pool.


In View Administrator, you can now view the RDS desktop pool by selecting Catalog > Desktop Pools.

What to do next

Entitle users to access the pool. See Add Entitlements to a Desktop or Application Pool.

Make sure that your end users have access to Horizon Client 3.0 or later software, which is required to support RDS desktop pools.