Allowing End Users to See the Size of Writable Volumes – VMware App Volumes.

How does an end user know how large their Writable Volume is? well, it’s possible. You can just create a new registry key during the App Volumes Agent configuration on the user’s desktop or the parent VM.

Allowing End Users to See the Size of Writable Volumes:

You can view space remaining in writable volumes from the App Volumes Manager. You can also allow the end user to see available space on their writable volume, from their system volume.

To do this, create a new registry key during the App Volumes Agent configuration:

1. Navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\svdriver.

2. From this location, create a new registry key called Parameters.

3. Within the Parameters key, create a new key called ReportSystemFreeSpace with a DWORD value of 0 (zero).

Alternatively, you can run a command from an elevated CMD prompt to create the correct key and value:

reg add hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\svdriver\parameters /v ReportSystemFreeSpace /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Following is a screenshot of the registry, with the proper path, key, and value created:

This change requires a reboot to take effect. Logging out or logging in does not apply the changes.

End-User Viewing of Writable Volume Space

When the end user looks at space through Windows Explorer before you make the registry changes, they can see the free space and total space reported for the C: drive.

After you make the registry modifications, and you reboot the system, the C:\ object now reports free space on the user’s writable volume (which is 9.41 GB total in this case). (Notice, however, that the total space still reflects the C:\ value.)

(Thanks to VMware for the snaps)

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