You can create desktop assignments using the Assign icon or from the Getting Started page.


To create a session desktop assignment see Create a Session Desktop Assignment. For information about types of desktop assignments see Types of Desktop Assignments.


  1. On the Getting Started page, select Desktop Assignment > Create New Desktop Assignment.
  2. Click New.
  3. Select the type of assignment to create and provide the required information to configure the desktop assignment.



    Desktop Model

    Select model from the drop-down list.


    Select domain from the drop-down list.

    Join Domain

    Leave default setting (Yes).

    Assignment Name

    A unique name for the new assignment.


    Number of desktops required in the assignment.

  4. Configure the advanced properties.



    VM Names

    Name for all virtual machine names, or guest desktops in this assignment, which will have a number appended to it, for example, win7-1, win7-2, win7-Floating. The name must start with a letter and can contain only letters, dashes, and numbers. This value is prefilled based on the assignment name.

    Computer OU

    Active Directory (AD) Organizational Unit where VMs are located. For example, OU=NestedOrgName,OU=RootOrgName,DC=DomainComponent,DC=eng, and so on. The entries must be comma-separated with no spaces in between. For more information about Active Directory, see Working with Nested Organizational Units.

    Run Once Script

    (Optional) Location of scripts that should run after system preparation completes.

    Session Timeout Interval

    The timeout value for floating and static desktop session pools. The default is seven days (10,080 minutes). The maximum value is 99,999 minutes, approximately 69 days.


    If no user activity occurs before the timeout interval is reached, a message indicates that the user will be logged off if they do not click OK in the next 30 seconds. If the logoff occurs, any unsaved documents are lost.

    If you are assigning a timeout value for dedicated desktops, you can specify the maximum value. If you have a large timeout interval set for floating desktops, the desktops do not reset as quickly if they are not in use. This configuration might result in the pool of available desktops running out, and users seeing failure messages.

  5. Click Next, select your image, and click Next.
  6. (Optional) On the Active Directory Search page, start typing the name of a user or group from your Active Directory.
  7. Select a group from the list.
  8. (Optional) Search for and select additional users or groups, and click Next.

    If you assign a dedicated desktop to more than one user, a warning message appears to verify if this is the intended configuration. The configuration is supported, but the users would share the desktop and only one can use it at any one time.

  9. On the Summary page, confirm that the displayed information is correct and click Submit.
  10. Click Assign to see your new assignment.