Occasionally you will find a Horizon desktop pools gets stuck and won’t delete.

Step 1: Is there a stuck VM in that pool?

The first thing to look in vCenter and see if there is a VM in the pool that won’t shutdown. If that’s the case simply shut the VM(s) down manually.

Step 2: Manually remove the pool using ADSI EditLog onto one of the Connection Servers

Click the START menu, type ADSI Edit and open

Select Action and Connect to…

  • Enter a Name [Optional]
  • Under Connection Point– Chose Select or type Distinguished Name or Naming Context:
    • Enter dc=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int
  • Under Computer– Chose Select or type a domain or server
    • Enter localhost:389
  • Click OK

  • Expand DC=vdi,DC=vmware,DC=int
  • Click OU=Server Groups
  • Delete the pool
  • Click OU=Applications
  • Delete the pool

The Dead Pool should now be gone.

Go into vCenter and delete any artifacts of the pool that may have remained.

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