Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Removes a provisioning scheme


Remove-ProvScheme [-ProvisioningSchemeName] <String> [-ForgetVM] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Remove-ProvScheme -ProvisioningSchemeUid <Guid> [-ForgetVM] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]


Detailed Description

Provides the ability to remove a provisioning Scheme. The provisioning scheme must not contain any VMs unless the ‘ForgetVM’ option is specified.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
ProvisioningSchemeName The name of the provisioning scheme to be removed. true true (ByPropertyName)  
ProvisioningSchemeUid The unique identifier of the provisioning scheme to be removed. true true (ByPropertyName)  
ForgetVM If this option is specified, this command will only remove the provisioning scheme data from the Machine Creation Services database; however, the VMs created from the provisioning scheme still remain in the hypervisor. The hypervisor administrator can remove the VMs and hard disk images using the tools provided by the hypervisor itself. If not specified, a cmdlet task is created that runs in the background to remove all the VMs and hard disk copies that have been created for the provisioning scheme in hypervisor storage. Use the Get-ProvTask command to monitor the progress of this task. false false  
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 user false false  
VirtualSiteId Specifies the virtual site the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. false false  
AdminAddress The address of a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops controller that the PowerShell snap-in connects 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 can pipe an object containing a parameter called ‘ProvisioningSchemeName’ or ‘ProvisioningSchemeUid’ to Remove-ProvScheme.

Return Values


If the hosting unit referenced by the provisioning scheme no longer exists (that is, has been removed using the Hosting Unit PowerShell snap-in), the provisioning scheme data is deleted from the database without errors. However, the hard disks associated with the provisioning scheme cannot be removed and remain in the hypervisor. In the case of failure, the following errors can result.

IllegalParameter One or more parameters are illegal or are not specified.
ProvisioningSchemeNotFound The specified provisioning scheme could not be located.
UnableToRemoveProvisioningSchemeDueToAssociatedVM The provisioning scheme contained VMs and the 'ForgetVM' parameter was not specified.
DatabaseError An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation.
DatabaseNotConfigured The operation could not be completed because the database for the service is not configured.
ServiceStatusInvalidDb An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation - communication with the database failed for for various reasons.
CommunicationError An error occurred while communicating with the service.
PermissionDenied The user does not have administrative rights to perform this operation.
ConfigurationLoggingError The operation could not be performed because of a configuration logging error
ExceptionThrown An unexpected error occurred. For more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller being used or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops logs.
The cmdlet is associated with a task of type DisusedImageCleanUp, and while active will move through the following operations (CurrentOperation field)


Example 1

c:\PS>Remove-ProvScheme -ProvisioningSchemeName $provScheme.ProvisioningSchemeName



Remove the empty provisioning scheme by name.