Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Sets properties of a session.


Set-BrokerSession [-InputObject] <Session[]> [-PassThru] [-Hidden <Boolean>] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Set-BrokerSession [-SessionKey] <Guid> [-PassThru] [-Hidden <Boolean>] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Set-BrokerSession cmdlet sets properties on a session or set of sessions. You can specify a single session by Uid or SessionKey (Guid) or multiple session instances can be passed to the command by piping or using the -InputObject parameter.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
InputObject The session instances whose properties you want to set. true true (ByValue)  
SessionKey The session key (Guid) of the session whose properties you want to set. true true (ByPropertyName)  
PassThru This cmdlet does not generate any output, unless you use the PassThru parameter, in which case it returns the affected record. false false False
Hidden Changes whether the session is hidden or not. Hidden sessions are treated as though they do not exist when brokering sessions; a hidden session cannot be reconnected to, but a new session may be launched using the same entitlement.
A session may be hidden automatically by the system when an attempt is made to reconnect to a session that is unreachable due to, for example, the failure of a VM’s hypervisor. This allows a new session to be brokered provided that other machines in the same desktop group are still available. If the original session still exists after the hypervisor is restored then it must be unhidden to allow the user to reconnect to it.
Only sessions for shared desktops or applications can be hidden or unhidden. Private desktop or application sessions can never be hidden.
false false  
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 sessions whose properties you want to set.

Return Values

None Or Citrix.Broker.Admin.Sdk.Session

This cmdlet does not generate any output, unless you use the PassThru parameter, in which case it generates a Citrix.Broker.Admin.SDK.Session object.


Example 1

C:\PS> $sessions = Get-BrokerSession -User ACCOUNTS\JohnSmith -Hidden $true

C:\PS> $sessions | Set-BrokerSession -Hidden $false


Finds all sessions in the site for user John Smith that have been hidden, and makes them available for reconection again.