Product Documentation


Oct 21, 2016

Start the PVD Image prepare process in the Broker for the machines in specified catalog(s).


Start-BrokerCatalogPvdImagePrepare [-InputObject] <Catalog[]> [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Start-BrokerCatalogPvdImagePrepare cmdlet instructs the Broker to request the Personal VDisk (PVD) preparation process for all of the machines in the specified catalog(s). The process begins when each machine is subsequently powered off, at which point brokering of user desktop sessions is suspended as well as regular machine power operations until the process completes. Only catalogs with a PersistUserChanges value of OnPvd are supported by this cmdlet.



The catalog(s) holding the machines to start the PVD Image Preparation process on.

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByValue)


Specifies the identifier of the high level operation that this cmdlet call forms a part of. Desktop Studio and Desktop Director typically create High Level Operations. PowerShell scripts can also wrap a series of cmdlet calls in a High Level Operation by way of the Start-LogHighLevelOperation and Stop-LogHighLevelOperation cmdlets.

Required? false
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false


Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snapin will connect to. This can be provided as a host name or an IP address.

Required? false
Default Value Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.
Accept Pipeline Input? false

Input Type

Citrix.Broker.Admin.SDK.Catalog You can pipe in the catalogs to start the PVD image preparation process on.

Return Values



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C:\PS> Get-BrokerCatalog 'MyCatalog' | Start-BrokerCatalogPvdImagePrepare

Instruct the Broker that the Personal VDisk preparation process will start the next time the machines in the specified catalog are powered off.