Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Moves one or more machines into a different catalog.


Set-BrokerMachineCatalog [-InputObject] <Machine[]> [-CatalogUid] <Int32> [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Set-BrokerMachineCatalog cmdlet is used to move machines into a different catalog. The following properties of the destination catalog must exactly match those of the machine’s current catalog otherwise the command fails:

  • AllocationType
  • ProvisioningType
  • PersistUserChanges
  • SessionSupport
  • IsRemotePC
  • MinimumFunctionalLevel
  • PhysicalMachines

Changing a machine’s catalog does not change the machine’s desktop group membership. There is no effect on user sessions present on a machine if its catalog is changed.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
InputObject The machine instances that are being moved into a different catalog. true true (ByValue)  
CatalogUid The unique identifier of the catalog into which the machines are being moved. true true (ByValue)  
LoggingId 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. false false  
AdminAddress 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. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  

Input Type


You can pipe in the machines that are to be moved into a new catalog.

Return Values



Example 1

C:\PS> $catalog = Get-BrokerCatalog MarketingMachines

          C:\PS> $machines = Get-BrokerMachine -MachineName 'Marketing\\*'

          C:\PS> Set-BrokerMachineCatalog $machines -CatalogUid $cat.Uid


This example finds all machines in domain Marketing and moves them into a catalog called MarketingMachines.