Tag Archives: PVS

PVS V2 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 22-APR-2013

April 22, 2013

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Table of Contents After Script Update

While at a customer site recently that had a fairly large PVS 6.1 implementation, I was dissatisfied with the Table of Contents for the Word document.  I thought some of the Section Headings needed to be changed so the Table of Contents “looked” better.  I also thought there should be more detail, especially for the […]

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Using My Citrix PVS PowerShell Documentation Script with Remoting

March 15, 2013

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I needed to figure out how to run my latest PVS documentation script without having Microsoft Word installed on the PVS server.  This turned out to be much simpler than I thought it would be.  There are only four steps involved. From the computer to run the script, start a PowerShell session as Administrator Add-PSSnapin McliPSSnapin Mcli-Run […]

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Documenting a Citrix Provisioning Services Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 2

February 20, 2013

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The script to document a Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) farm has proven to be very popular.  I have always wanted to take the time to create a version of the script that would output to a Microsoft Word document.  Ryan Revord had taken the XenApp 6.0 script and changed it to create a basic Microsoft […]

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Documenting a Citrix Provisioning Services Farm with Microsoft PowerShell

April 13, 2012

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A customer site I was at recently needed their Provisioning Services (PVS) farm documented. Since I had already created PowerShell scripts to document the various versions of XenApp, I figured a PVS script should be easy to create. I could not have been more wrong in my thinking! This article and script were written on […]

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Where to Get Copies of the Various Documentation Scripts

September 30, 2011

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Many people have asked me where they can get copies of the PowerShell documentation scripts. To make it easier to find, I have linked to all of them in this one article.

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Connection timed out (0x4c126035) Connecting to vDisk on Citrix Provisioning Services Server

August 15, 2011

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In Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1, when setting a new device to boot from vDisk using XenServer 5.6 SP2, the following error was received (Figure 1): Could not boot from filename “ardpb32.bin”: Connection timed out (0x4c126035) Performing a search via an Internet search engine returned various solutions for older versions of XenServer and also recommendations […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 – Behind The Scenes

August 4, 2011

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WHEW!!! I honestly never thought I would get the PVS and XenApp article completed. I swear, if you put ten Citrix Consultants in a room you will get, at a minimum, 50 different viewpoints on how PVS should be installed, configured and maintained. This three-part series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) started out to […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 Part 3 of 3

August 4, 2011

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Prepare the Master Image for Updating In Part 2, you learned how to: Create a master image, Create a vDisk in PVS for the master image, Install Target Device software, Use XenAppPrep, Download XenConvert, Optimize a master image, Use XenConvert, and Test streaming a new image. In this Part 3, you will learn how to: […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 Part 2 of 3

August 4, 2011

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Creating the Master Image In Part 1, you learned how to: Prepare to install PVS, Install PVS 5.6 SP1, and Perform basic configuration of PVS 5.6 SP1. In this Part, you will learn how to: Create a master image, Create a vDisk in PVS for the master image, Install Target Device software, Use XenAppPrep, Download […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 Part 1 of 3

August 4, 2011

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Building servers manually — that means one at a time – is a long-standing and honorable tradition in Information Technology (IT) organizations.  And it needs to stop! There are many issues that can arise when manually building servers. However, one of the most dangerous and insidious problems is that inconsistencies in those server builds are […]

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