Provisioning Services Target Device Software fails to install

Provisioning Services Target Device Software might fail during the installation with the following error:

When you click OK, the following error appears:

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Provisioning Services 6.0 hotfix 16

Citrix has released a new hotfix for Provisioning Services 6.0 (CPVS60E016).

Issue(s) Resolved in this Hotfix

This hotfix addresses the following issue reported against Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0 release:

BUG0314474 Streamprocess randomly crashes when handling targets login

Replaces: Hotfix CPVS60E015 – For Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0. CTX134002

Installing and Uninstalling this Hotfix


• The user must have administrative rights to the server.

• Pre-requirement: Hotfix CPVS60E013 – For Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0 (CTX133148), must be applied before installing this hotfix.

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.

1. From the Provisioning Services server machine, stop “Citrix PVS Soap Server” and “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:


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:



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

4. Restart the “Citrix PVS Soap Server” and “Citrix PVS Stream Service”.

To uninstall this hotfix:

Follow the same procedure for installation replacing the new files with the original files backed up.

Windows 2008R2 optimization guide for desktop virtualization with XenApp 6.0/6.5

CItrix has released a nice guide how to configure Windows 2008 R2 to be at it’s best for desktop virtualization with XenApp 6.0 and XenApp 6.5.

When considering desktop virtualization with Citrix FlexCast technologies, one method for delivering services to end-users is through the use of hosted shared desktops using Citrix XenApp. Hosted shared desktops can deliver a locked down, streamlined and standardized environment ideally suited for task workers where personalization is not required. Delivering hosted shared virtual desktop requires proper planning and configuration to maximize the scalability of server resources while providing users with an optimized and functional desktop environment. This document outlines optimizations for XenApp 6 on Windows Server 2008 R2 to meet these goals. Continue reading “Windows 2008R2 optimization guide for desktop virtualization with XenApp 6.0/6.5”