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How Do I Update a Gold Pattern


Update a Gold Pattern

If you need to update a pattern (software upgrades, configuration changes, etc.) that has pools associated to it, you must go through this process to reseal the pattern. Follow these steps closely.

 

1. Log into the Enterprise Center

2. Mouse over the pool management tab and click patterns

3. Click on the pattern you need to update

4. Click on the Reseal button to the right of the pattern name

5. Power on the desktop by clicking the Power On button. Do not fill out the rest of the page.

Note: It make take up to 10 minutes for the desktop to be available, as it runs sysprep after being powered on

6. Once powered on, click the Connect via RDP button and connect as the local administrator. Do not fill out the rest of the page.

Note: The password for Desktone provided images can be provided by Desktone support if it is unknown. If the image has been imported, use the local Administrator password for the original image

Note: You must be accessing the imported desktops from within a network which connects to the virtual desktop subnet via VPN or from within the virtual desktop subnet itself. If you find you cannot RDP directly to the imported desktop, contact your service provider

7. While connected to the desktop, make any necessary changes

8. It is highly recommended that you take a backup of the Gold Pattern after you have made your updates. Follow the documented steps to take a backup

9. When complete, return to the Reseal page and fill out the information for:

    a. Time Zone

    b. Company Name

    c. Local Admin Password
    
Note: The password for Desktone provided images can be provided by Desktone support if it is unknown. If the image has been imported, use the local Administrator password for the original image

    d. If resealing a WindowsXP pattern you must enter in the Windows

    product key as well

10. Click the Updatebutton to reseal the desktop. This may take several minutes

Note that after you have updated a Gold Pattern, the updates will only apply to newly provisioneddesktops – not existing desktops. See “How Do I Update a Pool” for more information.

 

 

Convert a Gold Pattern to a Desktop

If a Gold Pattern has no pools or desktops associated with it, you may convert it back to a desktop. This is sometimes done as a way of updating the Gold Pattern:

 

1. Log into the Enterprise Center

2. Mouse over pool management and click patterns

3. Select the Gold Pattern which you want to convert to a desktop

4. Click the link for “Convert to desktop”

5. Click OKto confirm. This will move the pattern to the Reserved Desktops container

6. Expand the Reserved Desktops container

7. Click on the Reserved Desktop

8. Click on Unreserve Desktop

9. The desktop will now appear in the pool it originated from (typically Imported Desktops).

 



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Last Modified:24/09/2014 15:50:39

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