Supported computer and user assignments combinations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes
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Supported computer and user assignments combinations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes

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Article ID: 345387

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Products

VMware

Issue/Introduction

This article lists the supported computer and user assignment combinations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes for App Volumes 2.X

For App Volumes 4.X, Please defer to the documentation for your specific version:

In the Installation guide, see Supported App Volumes Scenarioshttps://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-App-Volumes/2009/app-volumes-install-guide/GUID-FD2CD152-1B9F-4E74-923A-8A2273B2362E.html

In the admin guide, see Selective Scenarios of Volume Types Delivered, https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-App-Volumes/2009/app-volumes-admin-guide/GUID-F5DD8B8F-B00C-491E-BC3D-540667DD42C2.html

 

Note: With Computer Assignments, there are scenarios where you can potentially assign based on an OU which can potentially include cp-template computer accounts.
If you see App stacks attaching to your CP-Templates, please utilize the option to limit delivery based on a prefix to bypass and ensure successful customization 
Application Assignment to Specific Computers
 

 


Environment

VMware App Volumes 2.x

Resolution

The following table outlines the potential individual use cases for VMware App Volumes up to version 2212:
 
Assignment
Type
Volume TypeInstant CloneLinked cloneFullCloneRDSH
FloatingDedicatedApplicationDesktop
with Delete or refresh machine on logoffwith Refresh OS disk after logoffwith Delete machine on logoff
UserAppStackYesYesYesYesNoNo
WritableYesYesYesYesNoNo
ComputerAppStackYesYesYesYesYesYes
Writable     YesNoYesYesYesYes

Legend = Yes - Supported Scenario.

The following table lists the possible scenarios for application and Writable Volumes when assigned to a user and computer in a virtual desktop pool and RDSH environments with AppVolumes v2212 and above:
 
Assignment
Type
Volume TypeInstant CloneLinked cloneFullCloneRDSH
FloatingDedicatedApplicationDesktop
with Delete or refresh machine on logoffwith Refresh OS disk after logoffwith Delete machine on logoff
UserAppStackYesYesYesYesYesYes
WritableYesYesYesYesNoNo
ComputerAppStackYesYesYesYesYesYes
Writable     YesNoYesYesYesYes

Persistent Disk with AppStacks and Writable Volumes (UIA Only template) is supported.

Notes:
  • Scenarios without Delete or Refresh of machine on Logoff are not supported.
  • Using Writable Volumes (UIA + Profile) with Persona is not supported. Using AppStacks with Persona, while supported, is not recommended.
The table below list the scenarios that are supported when different type of AppStacks and Writable are used in combination with each other. 

Scenario

Computer

User

Supported

Comments

AppStack

Writable

AppStack

Writable

1NoNoNoYesYes

UWV is attached

2NoNoYesNoYes

AppStack assigned to user is attached

3NoNoYesYesYes

Both AppStack & Writable assigned to the user is attached

4NoYesNoNoYes

Computer WV is attached

5NoYesNoYesNo

Computer Writable is attached to the user

6NoYesYesNoNo

Computer Writable is attached to a user and the user AppStack is not attached

7NoYesYesYesNo

Computer Writable is attached to the user & user AppStack & UWV are not attached.

8YesNoNoNoYes

Computer AppStack is attached

9YesNoNoYesNo

Only computer AppStack is attached. Computer writable is not attached

10YesNoYesNoYes

Both computer and user AppStack are attached

11YesNoYesYesNo

Only computer AppStack is attached. UWV and user AppStack not attached.

12YesYesNoNoYes

Both computer AppStack and computer Writable are attached

13YesYesNoYesNo

Both computer AppStack and computer Writable are attached. UWV is not attached.

14YesYesYesNoNo

Both computer AppStack and computer Writable are attached. User AppStack is not attached.

15YesYesYesYesNoBoth computer AppStack and Writable are attached. User AppStack and UWV are not attached.