Turn off Idle Pool setting – Dedicated Desktop group – XenDesktop5.x

We had created Dedicated Desktop Group using MCS, it was mapped to individual users and didn’t want Idle pool setting to power off VM’s during night when idle.

Desktop Studio doesn’t provide the option to change it for Dedicated Desktop groups, instead we can do it using power shell. Below commands will help

  • Set-BrokerDesktopGroup -name <DesktopGroup Name> -AutomaticPowerOnForAssigned $false

                             This will disable all power actions on the VM’s in Desktop Group

  • Set-BrokerDesktopGroup -name <DesktopGroup Name> -ShutdownDesktopsAfterUse $false

                              This will disable shutdown of VM after use.

Try it and leave comments.