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mcs and personal vdisk

when a change is made to the master vm in a mcs config, does the machine need to shutdown before updating the linked VMs?  also, does the personal vdisk need to be updated every time a change is made to the master vm?  does it need to be shutdown then also?
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
Everytime you update the master image by selecting Update Machine catalog in Desktop Studio and point to the new master template, the mcs will create the new private & public snapshots and clone. In a pooled desktops configuration the only thing that will be left is to have your linked VMs restarted (or users logged off).

But, in a dedicated desktop configuration this will not be the case. Each desktop will have to have its own vDisk updated with the new master, as far as I understand. However, there is a powershell that can be used to do this in the following link:


One point of advise: why not using provisioning services instead of mcs as it is much more effective in managing updates for your images.

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