• Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.21

    April 28, 2020

    PowerShell, PVS

    Version 5.21 8-May-2020

    First off, I want to thank René J. for reporting several bugs in the script and patiently testing every update.

    I also want to thank fellow CTPs Matthias Schlimm and Guy Leech for their help in finding issues, suggesting fixes, and testing this update.

    • Add checking for a Word version of 0, which indicates the Office installation needs repairing
    • Add loading the PVS.Snapin DLL as a module
    • Add Log parameter to create a transaction log file for troubleshooting
    • Add Receive Side Scaling setting to Function OutputNICInfo
    • Change color variables $wdColorGray15 and $wdColorGray05 from [long] to [int]
    • Change location of the -Dev, -Log, and -ScriptInfo output files from the script folder to the -Folder location (Thanks to Guy Leech for the “suggestion”)
    • Change Text output to use [System.Text.StringBuilder]
      • Update Function SaveandCloseTextDocument
    • Fix Function OutputFarm to report “Not Configured” for the CIS Username when the name is blank
    • Fix Function OutputServers to correct:
      • the default Write Cache text not showing in the output
      • Output “N/A” when there is no Problem Report data (For PVS 7.11 and later)
    • In Function Output Site, add a Try/Catch around the retrieval of the Bootstrap file(s), and testing for an empty Bootstrap array (thanks to Guy Leech for finding this)
    • Reformatted the terminating Write-Error messages to make them more visible and readable in the console
    • Remove loading the old PVS Snapins
    • Remove the SMTP parameterset and manually verify the parameters
    • Reorder parameters
    • Update Function ProcessScriptSetup with suggestions from Guy Leech from the PVS_HealthCheck script
    • Update Function SendEmail to handle anonymous unauthenticated email
    • Update Function SetupHTML and SaveAndCloseHTMLDocument to fix an issue with using the -AddDateTIme parameter creating two HTML files
    • Update Function SetWordCellFormat to change parameter $BackgroundColor to [int]
    • Update Functions GetComputerWMIInfo and OutputNicInfo to fix two bugs in NIC Power Management settings
    • Update Functions ShowScriptOptions and ProcessScriptEnd for Log
    • parameter
    • Update Help Text

    You can always find the most current script by going to https://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation-scripts/



    About Carl Webster

    Carl Webster is an independent consultant specializing in Citrix, Active Directory, and technical documentation. Carl (aka “Webster”) serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles (see CarlWebster.com) and by being the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry beginning with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since 1990 with the premiere of their first product – the MULTIUSER OS/2.

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