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Provisioning Services

XenDesktop 5.6 – Citrix Personal vDisk failed to start

I updated last week my lab at home : XenServer 6.0 to XenServer 6.0.2 Provisioning Services 6.0 to Provisioning Services 6.1 and XenDesktop 5.5 to XenDesktop 5.6 Everything went well for XenDesktop, update was smooth and VDA update was successful and simple as well. I did the setup of Personal vDisk successfully and it worked...

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PVS 6.1 Unable to initialize the network stack socket interface

My XenServer lab has been updated / upgraded, XenDesktop is now 5.6, XenServer 6.0.2 and Provisioning Services is 6.1 now. I had one issue with this last one, I wasn’t able to create a new golden image for my brand new XenDesktop 5.6 setup… I was able to create the new VHD through the PVS...

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 with XenDesktop and PVS

This blog is what you’re looking for if : You are using SEP 11 with PVS and XenDesktop 4 / 5 / 5.5 If your VMs have a “Persona” drive (D: for ex) Windows XP VMs (it should work with Windows 7 as well) If you don’t want or you cannot use PVS Personality Strings...

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XenDesktop 4 : The delivery controller cannot find any available virtual desktops Error 1301

In a new mission, I had to learn a new environment based on Citrix XenDesktop 4, Provisioning Services 5.6 and vmware vSphere 4.1. This week, I had a weird issue, I didn’t change anything, I just didn’t understood why suddenly VMs stopped to be available, in fact VMs were available but for some reason, it...

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VDI Project – Not only a XenDesktop project (part.1)

VDI Project – Not only a XenDesktop project (part.1) VDI Project – The framework (part.2) VDI Project – Hypervisor war (part.3) VDI Project – Desktops and applications delivery (part.4) VDI Project – User Environment Manager (part.5) Beginning a new project is every time a new challenge, new team, new processes and new environment. Each customer...

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PubForum Dublin 2011 – Citrix PVS Technical Overview

Last week, Alexander Jushin asked me if I would be ok to make a 45mns presentation at PubForum event in Dublin, I answer without hesitation yes and here we are on the way to build a new presentation focused on Citrix Provisioning Services. I like this product and I like to share my everyday work...

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Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 automation

Other automation blogs I posted : XenApp 6 Automation XenDesktop 5 Automation XenApp 4.5 / 5 Automation Today, I needed to prepare the deployment of Citrix PVS servers in silent mode, as usual I’m using a distribution / deployment software like Altiris or SCCM to use the scripts you will read in this blog. The...

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