Citrix PVS Server Tweaks

Streaming Port re-configured from 6910 to 6968 (default 6910 – 6930). Threads per port set to match the vCPU number. VM level set virtual sockets to vCPU number and the cores per socket to one. Leave the rest advanced options to be unchanged. Ref: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/03/30/updated-guidance-on-pvs-ports-and-threads/ https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/10/does-corespersocket-affect-performance.html  

Manual XenDesktop Setup Wizard

This post will provide guidance to programmatically creating VM’s, add them to Citrix Provisioning services and finally add them to XenDesktop Controller Catalog and Desktop group. Restricted to XenServer (Hypervisor), Citrix PVS 5.6+, XenDesktop 5+ Make sure the hosting providor (Xenserver) is added in XenDesktop Desktop Studio. Create a Template VM with all the required […]

HIDE CITRIX COMPONENTS FROM SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE IN WIN7

Problem Solution Update following reg values via GPO Preferences. ALL DWORD32 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\XEN\VIF\Capabilitiies=00000012 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\XEN\VIF\1\Capabilitiies=00000012 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\XENBUS\CLASS&VIF\_\Capabilitiies=00000032 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\XENBUS\CLASS&IFACE\_\Capabilitiies=00000032 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\ SCSI\Disk&Ven_XENSRC&Prod_PVDISK&Rev_1.000000\Capabilitiies=00000072 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\ SCSI\Disk&Ven_XENSRC&Prod_PVDISK&Rev_1.000100\Capabilitiies=00000072 For Hyper-V and ESX, find the corresponding devices under Enum and change the Capabilitiies value to set value – 4.

XP Network card driver issue on VMWare Workstation 7

By default VMWare uses E1000 — An emulated version of the Intel 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet NIC and the vmware tools nor XP include the drivers for this emulated NIC. Solution 1 Download the drivers from Intel and install Note: for PXE boot scenario solution 1 is the only answer as synthetic adapter does not support […]

Citrix Provisioning Server with PowerShell

########################################################################### # # NAME: Citrix_PVS_With_PowerShell # # AUTHOR: SivaMulpuru # # COMMENT: automate advanced citrix pvs tasks # can be used in disaster recovery situations to quickly bring up the infrastructure # # VERSION HISTORY: # 1.0 6/27/2011 – Initial release # ########################################################################### $devicename = “child01“ $MACRegEx = “([0-9a-f]{2}[:-][0-9a-f]{2}[:-][0-9a-f]{2}[:-][0-9a-f]{2}[:-][0-9a-f]{2}[:-][0-9a-f]{2})“ $Domain = “MULPURU.LOCAL“ $OU = “Computers/PVSMachines“ […]