3 new hotfixes for Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1

Citrix has released 3 new hotfixes for it’s Provisioning Services version 6.1. They also released a new hotfix for version 6.0 which can be found here.

The 3 hotfixes are:

  • CPVS61E002
  • CPVS61E004
  • CPVS61E005

Here’s described what issues were resolved in the different hotfixes.

CPVS61E002:

Issue(s) Resolved in this Hotfix

This hotfix addresses the following issue reported against Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 Release:

BUG0304681: Merge of vDisk versions fails with message “There is not enough space on the disk Error number 0xE0000070” when NFS storage is used.

Download

You can download the hotfix here from Citrix.

INSTALLATION

The hotfix folder includes the following two subfolders:

  • server32bit (32bit Windows installation)
  • server64bit (64bit Windows installation)

Please check your Provisioning Services server for system type and select the correct subfolder to apply the hotfix following the procedure described below.

To install this hotfix on the Provisioning Services server:

1. From the Provisioning Services server machine, stop the "Citrix PVS Stream Service" using the Provisioning Services Console; exit the Provisioning Services Console when finished. You may also stop "Citrix PVS Stream Service" from the Computer Management’s "Services" control panel.

2. From the Provisioning Services installation directory (Default is C:Program FilesCitrixProvisioning Services), backup the following file:

VhdUtil.dll

3. Copy the following files included in the selected hotfix subfolder to the Provisioning Services installation directory, make sure you copy from the appropriate subfolder ("server32bit" or "server64bit") for your server machine type:

VhdUtil.dll

PVS6.1_hf304681_x_manifest.md5

where “x” is 32bit or 64bit depending on the system.

4. Restart the “Citrix PVS Stream Service”.

You can read the original KB article here.

CPVS61E004:

Issue(s) Resolved in this Hotfix

This Hotfix addresses the following issues reported against Provisioning Services 6.1 release:

BUG313632 Windows 7 and Windows 2008 targets do not boot up with the correct subnet mask when using CIDR addressing

Download

You can download the hotfix here from Citrix.

Installing this Hotfix

Notes:

• The user must have administrative rights to the server and target device.

To install this hotfix:

1. Download the hotfix package from the Hotfixes and Service Packs page of the Citrix Web here.

2. Copy the hotfix package to an empty folder on the hard drive of the server you want to install the hotfix from and unzip the file.

Steps to install the hotfix:

The hotfix folder includes the following two subfolders:

target32bit (32bit Windows installation)

target64bit (64bit Windows installation)

Please check your Provisioning Services target device for system type and select the correct subfolder to apply the hotfix following the procedure described below.

The hotfix installation follows the "Manually Updating a vDisk Image" procedure as described in "Citrix® Provisioning Services™ 6.0 Administrator’s Guide". A new version of the vdisk will be created.

Installation Steps:

1. From Provisioning Services Console, make sure no version of the virtual disk (vDisk) to be updated is currently in "Maintenance" access mode.

2. Right-click on the vDisk in the device collection or vDisk pool, then select "Versions…" from the context menu. The "vDisk Versions" dialog appears.

3. Click "New". A new vdisk version entry displays in the dialog with "Access" mode set to "Maintenance" and the update "Type" method set to "Manual".

4. Select one target device as Maintenance device. Assign this Maintenance device to boot from the vdisk with access "Type" set to "Maintenance".

(Note: Active devices booting to the vdisk are not affected by the hotfix deployment because they are streamed from the Production version of the vdisk.)

5. Boot the Maintenance device to the Maintenance vdisk version; Launch Windows Explorer and browse to "WindowsSystem32Drivers" directory of the Maintenance vDisk version, backup the following file:

– For Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7:

bnistack6.sys

6. Copy the following file from the selected sub-folder included in this Hotfix to "WindowsSystem32Drivers" directory of the Maintenance vDisk version:

– For 64-bit Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows 7, copy from target64bit subfolder:

bnistack6.sys

– For 32-bit Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows 7, copy from target32bit subfolder:

bnistack6.sys

7. Copy the following file from the selected sub-folder to the Provisioning Services install directory (default is C:Program filesCitrixProvisioning Services) of the Maintenance vDisk version:

PVS6.1_hf313632_x_manifest.md5

(where "x" is 32bit or 64bit depending on the system)

8. Close Windows Explorer.

9. (Optional) You may install or remove applications, add patches, and complete any other necessary updates into the Maintenance vDisk version.

10. Shutdown the Maintenance device.

11. (Optional) You may test the updated Maintenance vDisk version by booting a Test or Maintenance device, as described in the "Manually Updating a vDisk Image" procedure, Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0 Administrator’s Guide.

12. From Provisioning Services Console’s "Vdisk Versions" dialog, right-click on the Maintenance vDisk version, then select the "Promote…" menu option from the context menu that appears.

13. Select to promote this Maintenance vDisk version into Production. Set the availability of this version in production to be either immediate or scheduled. Click "OK" to promote this version and end maintenance.

14. The targets need to be rebooted for the hotfix to take effect.

You can read the original KB article here

CPVS61E005:

Issue(s) Resolved in this Hotfix

This hotfix addresses the following issue reported against Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 Release:

BUG0313024: Inventory.exe and Notifier.exe appear to be taking 100% CPU

Download

You can download the hotfix here from Citrix.

Installing this Hotfix

Notes:

• The user must have administrative rights to the server.

To install this hotfix:

1. Download the hotfix package from the Hotfixes and Service Packs page of the Citrix Web site here.

2. Copy the hotfix package to an empty folder on the hard drive of the server you want to install the hotfix from and unzip the file.

Steps to install the hotfix:

The hotfix folder includes the following two subfolders:

server32bit (32bit Windows installation)

server64bit (64bit Windows installation)

Please check your Provisioning Services server for system type and select the correct subfolder to apply the hotfix following the procedure described below.

To install this hotfix on the Provisioning Services server:

1. From the Provisioning Services server machine, stop the "Citrix PVS Stream Service" using the Provisioning Services Console; exit the Provisioning Services Console when finished. You may also stop "Citrix PVS Stream Service" from the Computer Management’s "Services" control panel.

2. From the Provisioning Services installation directory (Default is C:Program FilesCitrixProvisioning Services), backup the following file:

StreamService.exe

3. Copy the following files included in the selected hotfix subfolder to the Provisioning Services installation directory, make sure you copy from the appropriate subfolder ("server32bit" or "server64bit") for your server machine type:

StreamService.exe

PVS6.1_hf313024_x_manifest.md5

where “x” is 32bit or 64bit depending on the system.

4. Restart the “Citrix PVS Stream Service”.

You can read the original KB article here

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