Today I was going through the VMware Flings website and came across one cool fling which I think can be very handy for VM Admins working on VDI.

View Pool Manager is a Fling that allows VMware View administrators to easily manage users across desktop pools and security groups.

Maintaining desktop pools in large VDI environment is one of the biggest challenges for a VMware View administrators. Commonly each desktop pool has Active Directory security groups with the number of users a given desktop pool will support.

As employees leave/join the organization, security groups require maintenance to ensure the number of users in each group correctly match the amount of desktops available. VMware View Pool Manager allows VMware View administrators to easily manage users across desktop pools and security groups for large deployments.

This tool allow administrators to bind an Active Directory connection and specify:

  • How many users there should exist per group (based on VMware View pool size)
  • Floating or Persistent deployment
  • Source Security Groups (all users to be distributed to pools)
  • Destination Security Groups (All groups the users may be assigned to)

This tool help VMware View administrators to save hours of work adding, removing and maintaining user’s, desktop pools and security groups while ensuring each security group does not hold more users than the amount of desktops pool assigned to a given VMware View desktop pool.


System Requirements

The View Pool Manager requires .NET Framework 4.0. The .NET 3.5 SP1 installation might require Internet connectivity to download more files. Verify that you are a member of the Administrators group on the domain.

The View Pool Manager fling was build by Andre Leibovici. You can follow him on twitter @andreleibovici

You can download this tool from Here

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Last Modified: January 12, 2017

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