Category Archives: Provisioning Services

Failed to Snapshot – PVS source machine error

While using the imaging wizard, after rebooting the target device, it throws an error saying, Failed to snapshot instead of uploading OS into PVS vdisk. Solution: Enable Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider and Volume Shadow Copy service services. Set them to automatic. … Continue reading

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Pvs vDisk Logon Process explained

Citrix Provisioning Server (PVS) streams the contents of the vDisk to the Client VMs (target device) on demand, in real time. The Client VMs boot directly across the network and behaves as if it is running from its local drive. … Continue reading

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PVS Information

Important points in PVS When there is only one pvs server, and the devices are already connected,even if we restart stream service and soap services, there wont be any problem. We will see a tftp error only when devices are booting up. … Continue reading

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Redeploy Provisioning Services without Re-Installing

If we want to rebuild our PVS seerver, It might be a very time taking process to uninstall all the components and reinstall them again. If we are working with production enviornment, we must be very careful and check if … Continue reading

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Diff between XenDesktop setup wizard and Streamed VM setup wizard

In XenDesktop setup wizard, it guides same as creating catalog, adding number of vms, create ad accounts or not,what will be the new vm name, what is the new vms boot order, PXE or BDM etc etc.. same process as … Continue reading

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Recommended Install Order for Preparing Target Device Captured by Provisioning Server to Deploy vDisk

Complete the following tasks on the master target device you are preparing to capture the image of an operating system: Install Hypervisor tools such as Hyper-V, XenServer, or VMware and restart the target device. Install any operating system updates and/or … Continue reading

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PXE-Free XenDesktop PVS enviornment

I ran into an interesting situation last week while working with Tony Sanchez from our Global Microsoft Team. He was setting up XenDesktop 4 on Hyper-V 2008 R2. However, the lab he was at used a Windows Deployment Server (WDS) … Continue reading

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