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Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2 by Jason Ventresco

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Naming View desktops

Chapter 8, Creating VMware Horizon View Desktop Pools, discussed how to create View desktop pools. This section contains additional information about how to customize the name of the desktops that View creates.

Naming patterns

Naming patterns are used when you wish View to automatically name desktops based on rules that you provide. For example:

  • Finance{n}: Every desktop name will start with Finance and be appended with a unique number such as Finance1, Finance2, and so on.
  • Finance{n:fixed=4}: Every desktop name will start with Finance, and be appended with a number that must have four digits, even if leading zeroes are needed. For example, Finance0001, Finance0002, and so on.

Specifying names manually

When creating a desktop pool, ...

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