When you disable a desktop pool, the pool is no longer presented to users and pool provisioning is stopped. Users have no access to the pool. After you disable a pool, you can enable it again.

About this task

You can disable a desktop pool to prevent users from accessing their remote desktops while you prepare the desktops for use. If a desktop pool is no longer needed, you can use the disable feature to withdraw the pool from active use without having to delete the desktop pool definition from Horizon 7.


  1. In Horizon Administrator, select Catalog > Desktop Pools.
  2. Select a desktop pool and change the status of the pool.



    Disable the pool

    Select Disable Desktop Pool from the Status drop-down menu.

    Enable the pool

    Select Enable Desktop Pool from the Status drop-down menu.

  3. Click OK.