When you disable provisioning in an automated desktop pool, View stops provisioning new virtual machines for the pool. After you disable provisioning, you can enable provisioning again.

Before you change a desktop pool's configuration, you can disable provisioning to ensure that no new machines are created with the old configuration. You also can disable provisioning to prevent View from using additional storage when a pool is close to filling up the available space.

When provisioning is disabled in a linked-clone pool, View stops new machines from being provisioned and stops machines from being customized after they are recomposed or rebalanced.


  1. In View Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Select a desktop pool and change the status of the pool.
    Option Action
    Disable provisioning Select Disable Provisioning from the Status drop-down menu.
    Enable provisioning Select Enable Provisioning from the Status drop-down menu.
  3. Click OK.