Tag Archives: PVS

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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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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HP Moonshot – Lessons Learned and Tips from My First HP Moonshot and Citrix XenDesktop Proof of Concept

September 8, 2014

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Recently, I was involved in my first HP Moonshot Proof of Concept (PoC). HP Moonshot is a fairly new technology that can be used to provide hosted desktops to users with Citrix XenDesktop 7.x.  If you are not familiar with Moonshot, I would recommend you watch this excellent video by Dane Young at the Experts […]

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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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PVS V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 2-FEB-2014

February 2, 2014

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Audit Trail Report

I received a message on Twitter from the very smart and always helpful Shane Kleinert (@ShaneKleinert you should follow him) asking if my Provisioning Services (PVS) documentation script had the vDisk Versions and Audit Trail information. I was sure it did until I checked and saw that I had never added that information to my […]

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Citrix Provisioning Services, Bluecat DHCP Appliance and PXE-E32: TFTP Open Timeout Error

January 9, 2014

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At a recent XenDesktop and PVS project we ran into an issue where even though DHCP Options 66 and 67 were configured, we could not get rid of the PXE-E32: TFTP open timeout error.  This short article describes the resolution.

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PVS V3 Documentation Script and Support for PVS 7.1

October 25, 2013

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The PVS V3 documentation script has been tested with Provisioning Services 7.1 running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and ran with no issues.  Since Server 2012 R2 comes with PowerShell V4, that means that script ran with no issues with PowerShell V4.

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Documenting a Citrix Provisioning Services Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 3

July 18, 2013

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Now that Citrix has released Provisioning Services (PVS) 7, it was time to update the PVS documentation script to add support for PVS 7.  This article documents the changes made to the script.

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Provisioning Services 7 and Server 2012 Group Managed Service Account

June 29, 2013

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Citrix released Provisioning Services version 7 (PVS7) with support for running on Microsoft Windows Server 2012.  Server 2012 has a really nice new feature called Group Managed Service  Accounts (gMSA).  Even though Citrix had to test installing PVS7 on Server 2012, I found out that Citrix never tested using gMSA for the Stream or SOAP […]

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PVS V2 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 17-JUN-2013

June 17, 2013

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A reader, Corey Tracey, emailed me and asked me if there was way to run the PVS V2 script from one computer against multiple untrusted domains that each contain a PVS Farm.  Turns out there was a way but it was not an easy task.

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PVS V2 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 07-JUN-2013

June 7, 2013

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vDiskLoadBalancing

A reader, Corey Tracey, emailed me and told me I missed the vDisk Load Balancing menu item for PVS 6.x.  OOPS!  That is now fixed.

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