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Use Search in Studio


Use the Search feature to view information about specific machines, sessions, machine catalogs, applications, or delivery groups. After selecting Search in the Studio navigation pane, you have two search options:

  • Enter the name in the search box to view the related results.
  • Click the filter icon to perform an advanced search. Click the down arrow to display a list of search properties. Click the plus sign to build an expression from the properties in the list.

To save your search, click the ellipsis (…) icon and then select Save As. The search appears in the Saved searches list. (To access the list, click the search box.) To delete saved searches, click the search box and select Clear.

When you use filters to perform an advanced search, the Add filters window appears in the foreground, leaving the background view unchanged. After you click Search, the matched search results appear, with the filter criteria appearing next to Filter. When you close the Add filters window, the results remain there. To clear the filters, click the X icon next to the filter criteria.

Add filters to search

Search for machine catalogs or delivery groups

You cannot perform searches from the Machine Catalogs or Delivery Groups node because the Search box is not available. Use the Search node instead to search for machine catalogs or delivery groups. On the Search node, click the filter icon, add filters as follows, and then click Search.

Add filters to search for catalogs

Add filters to search for delivery groups

To show additional search criteria in the display, click the plus sign. Remove search criteria by clicking the trash can icon.

Consider the following tips when using the Search feature:

  • On the Search node, click any column to sort items.

  • To show additional characteristics to include in the display where you can search and sort, click Columns to Display or right-click any column and select Columns to Display. In the Columns to Display window, select the check box next to the items you want to display and click Save to exit.


    Items that degrade performance are marked with the Degrades performance label.

  • To locate a user device connected to a machine, use Client (IP) and Is, and enter the device IP address.

  • To locate active sessions, use Session State, Is, and Connected.

  • To list all machines in a delivery group, select Delivery Groups in the navigation pane, then select the group, and then select View Machines from the action bar or from the context menu.

Use Search in Studio