An administrator must have certain privileges to manage machines in Horizon Console.

The following table lists common machine management tasks and shows the privileges that are required to perform each task.

Table 1. Machine Management Tasks and Privileges


Required Privileges

Remove a virtual machine.

Manage Machine or Manage Farms and Desktop and Application Pools


Not applicable for removing unmanaged desktops or RDS hosts from the desktop pool or farm. The administrator must also have the Global Configuration and Policy Administrators (Read only) role to perform this task.

Reset a virtual machine.

Manage Reboot Operation

Restart a virtual desktop.

Manage Reboot Operation

Update machine alias; Assign or remove user ownership.

Manage Machine Alias and User Assignment

Enter or exit maintenance mode.

Manage Machine Maintenance

Disconnect or log off sessions.

Manage Sessions