Reset PVD for a Desktop Group via PowerShell and WMI

A client wanted the ability to reset the Personal vDisk for every desktop in a given group, without having to visit each desktop individually via the Director console.  So this is a little quick and dirty, with limited error checking, but I knocked up a PowerShell script to do the job.  Feel free to take it and use it as you see fit, and let me know of any improvements you make :)

The scripts works regardless of whether desktops are in maintenance mode or not, for my purposes it was not necessary to have the script do it but if you are automating this as part of a larger process you may want to add a line that places all desktops into maintenance mode first.  Other potential improvements are adding commands to start all desktops if they aren’t started, and a loop to check when they all become registered.

Copy the text below and save it into a PowerShell script, and execute from a PowerShell prompt on your Desktop Delivery Controller.  You will need to have your execution policy set to unsigned or unrestricted.  Note that desktops will reboot, then shut down as part of the PVD reset process.  You can either boot them manually afterwards, or let the pool power settings start the desktops as users log in.

$NameSpace = "ROOT\citrix" 
$ClassName = "Citrix_PvDPool"

# Change this value to the name of the desktop group you want to reset
$DesktopGroupName = "My PVD Desktop Group"

# Add Citrix PowerShell snap-ins
asnp Citrix*

Write-Host "Preparing to reset the Personal vDisk on all VMs in Desktop Group " -nonewline; Write-Host -foregroundcolor green """$DesktopGroupName"""
Write-Host -foregroundcolor cyan "IMPORTANT" -nonewline; Write-Host " - please ensure all VMs are in a started and registered state!"

#Insert a pause
Write-Host "Press any key to continue..."
$x = $host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown")

# Work out if all desktops are registered
$PVDDesktopGroup = Get-BrokerDesktopGroup -name $DesktopGroupName
if ($PVDDesktopGroup.DesktopsAvailable -lt $PVDDesktopGroup.TotalDesktops)
Write-Host -foregroundcolor cyan "WARNING" -nonewline; Write-Host " - Not all desktops appear to be registered, are you sure you want to continue? If so, press any key..."
$x = $host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown")

$PVDDesktops = Get-Brokermachine -DesktopGroupName $DesktopGroupName

Write-Host "Resetting Personal vDisks for the following machines:"

# Perform the PVD Reset via WMI
foreach ($PVDDesktopsMachine in $PVDDesktops)
Write-Host $PVDDesktopsMachine.DNSName
Invoke-WMIMethod -Class $classname -ComputerName $PVDDesktopsMachine.DNSName -Namespace $namespace -Name Reset

Write-Host "All done!"

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