This workflow allows end users to allocate a machine to themselves. A new machine gets provisioned only for "specified naming" desktop pools.




Works only on automated pools.

Prerequisites/binding requirements

The administrator must run the Manage Self Service Pool Configuration workflow to specify which pools are available for selection by end users.

This workflow does not appear in the vSphereWebClient folder.


  • For floating desktop pools and session-based pools from RDS hosts, the user is entitled to the pool.

  • For automatically assigned dedicated pools, the user is entitled to the pool and assigned to an available machine (if any).

  • For dedicated pools that do not use an automatic naming pattern, a virtual machine is provisioned for the user with the specified name.