Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Adds a new scope to the site.


New-AdminScope [-Name] <String> [-Description <String>] [-TenantId <String>] [-TenantName <String>] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

New-AdminScope adds a new scope object to the site.

A scope represents a collection of objects. Scopes are used to group objects in a way that is relevant to the organization; for example, the set of delivery groups used by the Sales team.

You can create objects in particular scopes by specifying the -Scope parameter of a New- cmdlet for an object that can be scoped. You can then modify the contents of a scope with Add-<Noun>Scope and Remove-<Noun>Scope cmdlets from the correpsonding PowerShell snap-ins.

To assign a scope to an administrator, combine it with a role and then assign this pair (also known as a ‘right’) to an administrator. See Add-AdminRight for further details.

The identifier of the new scope is chosen automatically.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
Name Specifies the name of the scope. Each scope in a site must have a unique name. true true (ByPropertyName)  
Description Specifies the description of the scope. false true (ByPropertyName)  
TenantId Specifies the tenant customer identifier of the scope. false true (ByPropertyName) None
TenantName Specifies the new tenant name. false true (ByPropertyName)  
LoggingId Specifies the identifier of the high-level operation this cmdlet call forms a part of. Citrix Studio and 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  
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  
TraceParent Specifies the trace parent assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
TraceState Specifies the trace state assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
VirtualSiteId Specifies the virtual site the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. false false  
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. You can provide this as a host name or an IP address. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.

Input Type


You cannot pipe input into this cmdlet.

Return Values


The newly created scope.


Example 1

C:\PS> New-AdminScope -Name Sales -Description "Sales department scope"

C:\PS> Add-HypHypervisorConnectionScope -HypervisorConnectionName XenServer2 -Scope Sales

C:\PS> Add-AdminRight -Administrator DOMAIN\TestUser -Role Hosting -Scope Sales


Creates a new scope called ‘Sales’, adds a hypervisor connection object to the scope, and then assigns the right to use the hosting role on the Sales scope to the ‘TestUser’ administrator.