Tag Archives: PvD

Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Boot Device Manager, Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

December 30, 2014

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Ever since the first article in this series came out in January 2014, I have been asked by numerous people to add an article that includes Boot Device Manager (BDM).  Since I am here but to serve, I am finally getting around to updating the process to include BDM.

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Adding Machines to a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog

December 24, 2014

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This year I have written three articles on using Citrix XenDesktop 7.x, Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.x and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk (PvD) Drives.  In those articles I show how to use the XenDesktop Setup Wizard to create three virtual machines, create a Machine Catalog with the three machines and […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

December 24, 2014

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The original articles I wrote for XenDesktop 7.1 and PVS 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.5 and PVS 7.1 have proven to be extremely popular. This article will show the same process as the original articles but use XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 and show what differences XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 bring to the process.

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.5, Provisioning Services 7.1 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

July 14, 2014

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The original article I wrote for XenDesktop 7.1 and PVS 7.1 has proven to be extremely popular.  Several people have asked for an article that uses XenDesktop 7.5.  This article will show the same process as the original article but use XenDesktop 7.5 and show what differences there are, if any.

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Citrix XenDesktop Personal vDisk Stats using Microsoft Excel and PowerShell V2.1

February 1, 2014

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Email received by user

Yeah, I know.  I just updated the script a couple of days ago and here is another update.  Well, I just couldn’t stand it that the script couldn’t support sending email over anything but the default SMTP port 25.  I just had to fix that but doing so required basing the script on PowerShell version […]

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Citrix XenDesktop Personal vDisk Stats using Microsoft Excel and PowerShell V2.0

January 29, 2014

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Second Worksheet

In August 2013, I released the original version of this script and noted it had only been tested with XenDesktop 5.6.  I have now tested the script with XenDesktop 7.1 and boy did I have some cleanup work to do.  This article will highlight the changes made to clean the script up and get it […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.1, Provisioning Services 7.1 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

January 28, 2014

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XenDesktop Setup Wizard 11

Recently I worked on a project where the customer required the use of a Write Cache drive and a Personal vDisk (PvD) drive with XenDesktop 7.1 using Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.1.  Getting information on the process to follow was not easy and, as usual, the Citrix documentation was sorely lacking in details.  As with most […]

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