Troubleshooting 1030 error on Windows 7 image


Desktops fail to start with a 1030 error.


In this scenario, when the user clicks on their desktop group, the desktop viewer starts, but then disconnects giving an error 1030:

“The connection to ‘mydesktop’ failed with status 1030”

This issue was not fixed by reinstalling the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) software and was not seen with a fresh vanilla OS Image, however the customer required that their organization use the image approved by their security department.


  • Citrix Product: XenDesktop
  • Hosting Infrastructure: VMware 5
  • Citrix Servers: XenDesktop 5.5,VDA 5.5

Microsoft Windows Thin PC 1.0

Microsoft has released Windows Thin PC (WinTPC), a new Windows 7 version tailored for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) access, making it Generally Available (GA) at July 1st this year for customers who use Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). Continue reading “Microsoft Windows Thin PC 1.0”

W7 and W2008 R2 NTFS file system mystery

If you move an item between two folders on the same NTFS volume, the permissions of the moved item would not change. Since Windows Vista and 2008 this is no longer the case. Windows Explorer changes the permissions of the moved item, so the permissions will be inherited from the target location (a move operation by something else than Windows Explorer, still retains the original permissions). A special situation arises with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. In these cases, the permissions are sometimes inherited from the target location, and sometimes aren’t. Not really consistent and this could pose a big risk when using these Operating Systems in move operations on your fileserver. It is completely random what will happen to the NTFS permissions of moved files…. Or is it not…,?

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Mount a VHD in Windows 7/ Server 2008R2

There is a lot of VHD integration in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.  We already showed how to boot from VHD but you can also mount a VHD from within a Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 environment.

Open up Disk Management, you can Right-Click on Computer and choose Manage and then select Disk Management to do this. Continue reading “Mount a VHD in Windows 7/ Server 2008R2”

SP1 Diskspace requirements

Hi guys,

Here is the overview of the diskspace requirements for the new service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Disk space requirements

Make sure you have enough free disk space to install SP1 (even though much of that space will be reclaimed after the installation). If you need to create free disk space, go to Strategies for freeing disk space on the Windows website. Continue reading “SP1 Diskspace requirements”

Shadow Copy eating up all your diskspace?

Hi Guys,

Had a little problem on my server and desktop that VSS was eating up all of my diskspace. If you have this problem just run this command (in Administrator Mode CMD prompt) and you’ll get youre diskspace back. Continue reading “Shadow Copy eating up all your diskspace?”

App-V, the best tool in your toolbox

Application virtualization helps to eliminate conflicts between applications, removes the need to install those applications on PCs, enables multiple versions of an application to coexist on the same machine and provides a faster, less intrusive way to deliver and update applications on demand. You can apply application virtualization to your local desktops, your RDS deployments, or your VDI desktops.

Continue reading “App-V, the best tool in your toolbox”