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MattG
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Is it possible to Refresh LC desktop and persistent data?

I want to create a pool of View desktops for training.   Each week there is a new group of trainees so the environment should be reverted back to the initial environment each week.

I created an 8 desktops Automated Linked Clone pool with persistent disks and added 8 entitled users.  I logged as the different users and they were always logged into the same desktop (which is what I wanted).  I made changes to the desktop and then performed a LC Refresh.   The refresh reverts the desktop,  but does not wipe out the persistent user data.

Is there a simple way to allow these desktops to be logged into by trainees with persistent data for the week and then to be fully refreshed for the new class?

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-MattG

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mittim12
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You could always delete the desktops instead of trying to refresh them. 

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mittim12
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You could always delete the desktops instead of trying to refresh them. 

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MattG
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So I chose to Remove them and it seems to recreate them from the original LC without the persistent disk,  which is what I want.

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mpryor
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Isn't this just a matter of setting up a dedicated pool without a user data disk? All user changes will then be lost during refresh/recompose.

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MooreOrtho
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This sounds like best option, although I'm not sure if you can use your existing pool to do this.  I briefly looked through the settings and couldn't see how you could re-compose without the persistent user disk.  Like mpryor said you'll probably need to establish a new linked clone dedicated pool without the persistent disk.

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