Upgrading PVS from 7.13 to 7.14

Upgrade Steps as per Citrix recommendations are as follows: NOTE: This upgrade path applies and is supported from PVS 5.1 SP1 Upgrade Provisioning Services Server Installation Step 1 - Download Citrix Provisioning Service 7.14 Step 2 -Click on Server Installation. Step 3 - The setup wizard will automatically detect the required pre-requisites and will prompt to … Continue reading Upgrading PVS from 7.13 to 7.14

PVS Boot Black Screen & Event Log Redirection

Issue: After redirecting event logs to a persistent drive (i.e D:\Eventlogs) further boots of the vDisk fail with black screen appear with no message. Resolution: Ensure the EventLogs folder is created on the persistent drive, this is not created automatically by the group policy that redirects the Event Logs therefore it needs to be either … Continue reading PVS Boot Black Screen & Event Log Redirection

Citrix PVS 7.13 – Part 3: Deploying PVS Images and assigning to Machine Catalog

Create additional PVS Devices Step 1: Create additional devices on the hypervisor, in my case it is XenServer 7.1. i have created LAB-W2K16-PVS-02 Step 2: Obtain the MAC address of Server, found on the network tab of the VM Step 3: Open Provisioning Console and browse to  LABPVSFRM >SITES>LABSITE>DEVICE COLLECTION>LAB Step 4: Right Click LAB Collection. Click … Continue reading Citrix PVS 7.13 – Part 3: Deploying PVS Images and assigning to Machine Catalog

AppV 5 and Citrix PVS – What is the right way to deploy?

In order to understand what is best fit for PVS, we need to understand the two Mode types are available in App-V for streaming apps:- Normal Mode Shared Content Store Taken from Microsoft Blog  - Click here Normal Mode/SCS Not Enabled (default) User Launches App-V App If App is not available in RAM/WMM it requests … Continue reading AppV 5 and Citrix PVS – What is the right way to deploy?

App-V – Package {x} version {x} failed configuration in folder ‘D:\App-V’ with error 0x4C40320C-0x12

Issue: After redirecting default Package Installation Root from %PROGRAMDATA%\App-V to another location i.e D:\App-V The following error appears in Appv Client Event Logs: App-V – Package {x} version {x} failed configuration in folder ‘D:\App-V’ with error 0x4C40320C-0x12 Solution: Ensure that the folder permission, in this case ‘D:\App-V’ also has the below permissions Authenticated Users | … Continue reading App-V – Package {x} version {x} failed configuration in folder ‘D:\App-V’ with error 0x4C40320C-0x12

Citrix PVS 7.13 – Part 2: Create and Test PVS Image – Windows Server 2016

Starting with a Basic Windows Server 2016 VM, the following need to be completed to prepare a Citrix Master Image for PVS. Install Citrix VDA on Base PVS Image Step 1: Open ISO Image (D:\ drive as per below) Step 2: Click on the Start button, next to XenApp Step 3: Under Prepare Machine and … Continue reading Citrix PVS 7.13 – Part 2: Create and Test PVS Image – Windows Server 2016