Virtual Drives

Controls the mapping of virtual drives. Virtual drives are Windows virtual drives or MS-DOS device names that map local file paths to drive letters.


You can use dynamic tokens to extend Workspace Environment Management actions to make them more powerful.

Virtual drive list

Displays a list of your existing virtual drives. You can use Find to filter the list by name or ID.

A general workflow to add and assign a virtual disk is as follows:

  1. Go to the Administration Console > Actions > Virtual Drives > Virtual Drives List tab, click Add. Alternatively, right-click the blank area and then select Add in the context menu. The New Virtual Drive window appears.

    1. On the General tab, type the required information and select whether to set the virtual drive as a home drive.
    2. Click OK to save changes and to exit the New Virtual Drive window.
  2. Go to the Administration Console > Assignments > Action Assignment tab.

    1. Double-click the user or user group to which you want to assign the virtual drive.
    2. Select the virtual drive and click the right arrow (>) to assign it.
    3. In the Assign Filter & Driver Letter window, select Always True, select a driver letter, and then click OK. The virtual drive moves from the Available pane to the Assigned pane.

The assignment might take some time to take effect, depending on the value you specified for SQL Settings Refresh Delay on the Advanced Settings > Configuration > Service Options tab. Perform the following steps for the assignment to take effect immediately if needed.

  1. Go to the Administration Console > Administration > Agents > Statistics tab and then click Refresh.
  2. Right-click the agent and then select Refresh Workspace Agent(s) in the context menu.

Fields and controls

The General tab

Name. The display name of the drive, as it appears in the virtual drive list.

Description. Lets you specify additional information about the virtual drive. The information appears only in the edition or creation wizard.

Target Path. Type the path to the virtual drive as it resolves in the user’s environment.

Virtual Drive State. Toggles whether the virtual drive is enabled or disabled. When disabled, the agent does not process it even if it is assigned to a user.

Set as Home Drive. Lets you choose whether to set it as a home drive.

The Options tab

Action Type. Describes what type of action this resource is.

Virtual Drives