How to use Resource Pooling (Computer Grouping)

The ability to group resources or use resource pooling enables faster and more scalable deployments. For example, you can add many users to an Active Directory (AD) group and publish a desktop to all of them at one time. Or you can add many computers to an AD group and publish one or more users to that entire group of computers at one time.

Resource Pooling requires TruGrid Sentry version 4.0 or later

How to configure Resource Pooling
TRUGRID ONBOARDING: Make sure that you have followed the proper TruGrid onboarding steps and have a functional TruGrid environment.
CREATE USER GROUP (optional): If you want to publish to a group of users, you can create a new Active Directory security group containing users (example "MyOffice-Users"), or use an existing security group containing users. Add this user group to the TG-USERS group
CREATE MACHINE GROUP: Create an Active Directory security group containing computers that you want to pool. For example, suppose you want to publish a group of 10 Windows RDS Servers for 100 users. You can add these computers to a group called "MyOffice". Add this computer group to the TG-COMPUTERS group
CONFIGURE ASSIGNMENTS: Go to TruGrid Portal -> Desktop Assignments page and assign MyOffice to MyOffice-Users
TEST CONFIGURATION: Find a user that's in the "MyOffice-Users" group. Login to TruGrid Connector (Windows, Mac, or Web). You will see a computer icon labeled MyOffice. Click the computer icon labeled MyOffice and you will be randomly connected to any of the 10 Windows RDS servers inside the "MyOffice" security group. This load-balancing is currently done in a round-robin fashion.



Known Issues and Recommendations
If you add a new user into user group, you must do an AD Refresh to rescan the group.
If you are using a Mac, make sure to uninstall the your current Web launcher (as opposed to the desktop application - scroll to bottom of article for web launcher) and reinstall the latest version. There is no auto-update currently in place for the Mac web launcher as there is for desktop connector applications. This application will show in your Mac application folder as "TG.Mac.Connector".

Important Notes
Pooled resources do not affect Role Management and Active Directory Federation assignments. Such roles can only be assigned to inividual users and not groups.
Resource Pooling works on all TruGrid Connectors - Web, Desktop, and Mobile
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