Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Creates and starts a reboot cycle for each specified desktop group.


Start-BrokerDesktopGroupRebootCycle [-InputObject] <DesktopGroup[]> -RebootDuration <Int32> [-WarningDuration <Int32>] [-WarningTitle <String>] [-WarningMessage <String>] [-WarningRepeatInterval <Int32>] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Start-BrokerDesktopGroupRebootCycle cmdlet is used to create and start a reboot cycle for specified desktop groups.

The functionality offered is similar to that of New-BrokerRebootSchedule but the resulting reboot cycles execute once as defined by the command parameters rather than on a repeating schedule.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
InputObject Creates a reboot cycle for the specified desktop groups. Groups can be specified using UID values, name values (including wildcards) or desktop group SDK objects. true true (ByValue)  
RebootDuration Approximate maximum duration in minutes over which the reboot cycle runs. true false  
WarningDuration Time in minutes prior to a machine reboot at which a warning message is displayed in all user sessions on that machine. If the warning duration value is zero then no message is displayed. false false  
WarningTitle The window title used when showing the warning message in user sessions on a machine scheduled for reboot. false false  
WarningMessage Warning message displayed in user sessions on a machine scheduled for reboot. If the message is blank then no message is displayed. false false  
WarningRepeatInterval Number of minutes to wait before showing the reboot warning message again. 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


Desktop groups may be specified through pipeline input. The groups can be specified using UID values, name values (including wildcards) or desktop group objects

Return Values



Example 1

C:\PS> Get-BrokerDesktopGroup "SampleGroup" | Start-BrokerDesktopGroupRebootCycle -RebootDuration 240 -WarningMessage "Save your work" -WarningDuration 15


Starts a new reboot cycle for the desktop group called “SampleGroup”. Each reboot cycle has a duration of six hours. Fifteen minutes prior to rebooting a machine, the message “Save your work” is displayed in each active user session.