How to manually create a database for Provisioning Service

This article describes how to manually create a database for Provisioning Services since in some production environments the database administrator prefers to create the database manually.

Requirements

You must utilize the DbScript.exe file located in “C:Program FilesCitrixProvisioning Services” and then run the script against the SQL server that your Provisioning Services Farm utilizes. Note: You must have SysAdmin privileges to run this script properly. If you encounter any issues when running the Provisioning Services Console after creating, add the account utilized by the Soap and Stream to the local admin group on the Provisioning Services server.

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TechEdge 2012

Here’s an overview of a few TechEdge videos (and links to the powerpoint presentations). Each video takes between 38 and 45 minutes each so sit back and enjoy.

Successfully Deploying and Upgrading PVS

PPT Continue reading “TechEdge 2012”

Hotfix for Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP2 and SP3

Issue(s) Resolved in this Hotfix

This hotfix addresses the following issues reported against Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3) releases:

BUG0031915: BSOD 0xda during target device software installation

BUG0031923: Multicast traffic fails when stopping/re-starting Stream Service on the target device.

BuG0018453: Vista or Windows 7 target devices with Broadcom NetLink or RealTek NIC may randomly stop receiving packets and hang under heavy network traffic.

Installing and Uninstalling this Hotfix

Notes:

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

• The hotfix applies to target devices with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 installation.

To install this hotfix:

1. Download the hotfix package from the Hotfixes and Service Packs page of the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com.

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: Continue reading “Hotfix for Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP2 and SP3”

Installing patch for PVS vulnerability–Step-by-step guide

As you could read in this post Citrix has released a patch/update for all of its Provisioning Services versions.

This post is written with PVS 6.1 in mind and is only the PVS server side. The target device update will be posted on a different post.

Prerequisites:

The user must have administrative rights to the server.

• The server install consists of the console and server installation programs

• You must uninstall before using any of the installations included in hotfix

• Included with the target installation programs are the binaries so that they can be used to replace the present binaries without reimaging the target device.

Continue reading “Installing patch for PVS vulnerability–Step-by-step guide”

Provisioning Services 5.6 SP3 Release Notes

Citrix has released SP3 for Provisioning Services 5.6.

You can download the service pack here.

BUG0262922: While a VHD file is being copied, its vDisk becomes “Private Mode” on the PVS console of another host.

BUG0285549 Targets HA failover or rebalancing may fail when multiple NIC’s are used for PVS on the servers.

BUG0284631: When target local cache fails over to server side, the cache mode in BNIStack and that in the database is not consistent.

BUG0284672 Streamprocess crashes when many targets login and reconnect, causing corruption on the booting target list

BUG0284389 Target randomly hangs at “No servers available for disk” message when booting many targets together and duplicate login request occurs

BUG0284386 StreamProcess randomly restarts if targets reconnect with invalid vdisk ID or as “unknown device” causing multiple “Record was not found” exceptions from DB access

BG0291849: Storage monitoring of Streamprocess should use different counters for READ/WRITE failures from pending read/write threads of a target

Active Directory Continue reading “Provisioning Services 5.6 SP3 Release Notes”