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Automating Citrix PVS Image Creation with MDT Part II

Automating Citrix PVS Image Creation with MDT Part II

I just stumpled upon the post Sealing Steps After Updating a vDisk by Citrix Consulting Services. The post includes the step-by-step process with 22 manual steps that NEEDS to be performed every time the MCS or PVS image is updated. While I don’t believe in manual work and the fact… Continue Reading

App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

In my last blog 7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 I talked about how important it is for you to start playing around with App-V 5. Since all Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop and RDS should be running App-V 5 with Shared Content Store it’s important to leverage… Continue Reading

Best Practices Preparing a Provisioning Services vDisk

Best Practices Preparing a Provisioning Services vDisk

In this blog post I will show you my Prepare for PVS script that contains Best Practices obtained after years of experience with Provisioning Services. Let’s say you’re going to run Windows Updates. Well since you’ve already launched the Target Optimizer tool, that services is disabled and you need to… Continue Reading

Troubleshoot Citrix XenServer Network Performance

Troubleshoot Citrix XenServer Network Performance

Last week I was troubleshooting extremely slow network performance on Citrix XenServer 6.02 installed on HP Proliant BL460C G7. The solution was based upon Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 and Citrix XenApp 6.5 with all hotfixes. You might ask why not run XenServer 6.1? The customer did a Citrix XenServer Rolling Upgrade to 6.1 and… Continue Reading

How to Migrate to Citrix License Server VPX

Citrix has just released a new version of the Citrix License Server VPX which are a self-contained Linux-based virtual appliance that allows you to easily deploy licensing in your Citrix environment. The requirement is only 256 mb which are sufficient for up to 500 Citrix servers and approximately 50.000 licenses.… Continue Reading

Office 2010 KMS and Citrix Provisioning Services

Setting up Microsoft Office 2010 on Citrix XenApp delivered by Citrix Provisioning Services can be very confusing if it’s not done correctly. So in this post we will go through the necessarily requirements step-by-step. First of all only a KMS license is valid, so forget about trying to get a… Continue Reading

Citrix XenServer Slow Network Performance

Citrix XenServer Slow Network Performance

People new to the virtualization space could get very frustrated when they find out that their Hypervisor of choice preforms much worse than a bare-metal installation. Haven’t the vendors and independent analysis like Project Virtual Reality Check stated that there is no longer any excuses for not running Citrix XenApp… Continue Reading

Fastest way to update PVS Target Device Software With Hyper-V

Fastest way to update PVS Target Device Software With Hyper-V

The Citrix Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 2 has been released and the most important fix would be Hotfix-9112: Client hangs when using XenServer 5.0 / XenServer 5.5 running a network intensive application. Hyper-V Direct VHD Boot is my favorite when it comes to updating Citrix Provisioning Services Target Device… Continue Reading