Machine template vs Standard machine

Hi All,

can somebody explain me the difference between Machine template and Standard machine when creating a machine on Orchestrator?

Cheers,
Asiri

I myself found the answer for this and thought of updating the post.

There are two types of machines, each having a specific business scenario:

  • Standard Machine - should be used when the name of the machine on which you want to define Robots remains the same each time you connect to it - the standard scenario. You define the machine once, and then can connect to any number of Robots in the Robots page. A Robot in this scenario connects to Orchestrator using the machine name - machine key - username combination.
  • Machine Template - should be used when the name of the machine on which you want to define Robots changes every time, as in the case of non-persistent Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI). You define this entity once and then connect to any number of Attended Floating Robots using a unique Active Directory username. A Robot in this scenario connects to Orchestrator only using the machine key and username combination.
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very helpful sir.

thank you