Tag - PVS

Installing and Configuring Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 and publishing a Windows 10 PVS Desktop

Citrix recently released Citrix XenDesktop 7.8. The releases follow each other rapidly lately and there are quite a few improvements and new features in the latest releases like, session recording, Linux Virtual Desktop support, Framehawk Virtual Channel, AppDisk, Windows 10 support (since version 7.7) and Zones. My last “step-by-step” blog about Citrix XenDesktop was about version 7.1 so it is...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix Provisioning Service 7.7 and creating a vDisk

In the last week of 2015 Citrix released Provisioning Services 7.7. One of the best new features is that it is now official supporting Windows 10 (Enterprise and Professional Edition) as target device. Another cool new feature is that you can do an in-place upgrade (from version 7.6.1 or higher) and thus reverse-imaging belongs to the past! In this blog I will show you step-by-step how to install...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and publishing Desktops and Applications

In October 2013 Citrix released XenDesktop 7.1. With the introduction of Citrix XenDesktop 7 the XenApp functionality is now fully integrated into XenDesktop enabling it to be used for the provision of both Desktops and Applications. With the XenDesktop 7.1 update Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are now official supported. In this step-by-step blog I will install Citrix XenDesktop 7.1...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix Provisioning Services 7.1

In this step-by-step installation guide I will install Citrix Provisioning Services 7.1 on a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 system. I will install the PVS console, the server itself, configure the PVS farm, installing the target device software, running the Imaging Wizard, and finaly I will apply some optimizations. For this installation I will use my current DHCP server, Microsoft...

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How to update a XenApp 6.5 vDisk with Provisioning Services Versioning

Back in the old days when you wanted to update a vDisk, you needed to make a complete copy of the current vDisk, then import it back into the vDisk Store, set it to Private Mode and link it to a Master device to apply your changes. After making all the changes, you needed to put the vDisk back to Standard Image mode and copy the complete vDisk to the rest of the Provisioning Services servers. Now...

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How to create a Citrix XenApp 6.5 vDisk

After installing and configuring Citrix Provisioning Services Server (as described here) and the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Controller (as described here) it’s time to create the Citrix XenApp vDisk, also known as the “Golden disk”, for the Citrix XenApp 6.5 running in Session-host mode only. It is highly recommended to use Citrix Provisioning Services when deploying multiple XenApp servers in your farm...

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“A duplicate IP address was assigned” on Provisioning Services target devices

A few days ago I ran into the problem that when I changing a Citrix XenApp vDisk (or created a new one) the Citrix XenApp servers crashes within the same VLAN with a BSOD with error message “A duplicate IP address was assigned to this machine while attempting to boot from the network” (see screenshot below). Striking is that the Citrix XenApp servers within another VLAN, booted from the same...

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Installing Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1.16 (Hotfix CPVS61016) as full installation

In this step-by-step installation guide I will install the Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1.16. I will use hotfix CPVS61016 as source for this installation because this hotfix actually contains the full installation. The source for this hotfix can be downloaded here. Windows Server 2012 is not officially supported for this installation, so the installation takes place on a Windows Server 2008 R2...

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About Robin Hobo

Robin Hobo

I work as a Senior Solution Architect with focus on the Modern Workspace. I am specialized in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365 and Microsoft EM+S (including Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Microsoft Intune).

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