PVS console error when standard mode vDisk is prepared for KMS activation

When changing a virtual disk (vDisk) in private mode to KMS activation and then changing the mode to standard image mode OR changing the activation procedure to KMS for a vDisk in standard image mode, the following error message appears, which can be seen in the console.log (when in debug level) or in the console popup: “Failed to map vDisk, no Driver”


This happens only when the SOAPServer.exe or Citrix SOAP Service is running with NT AUTHORITYNetwork Service account. The console passes a request to prepare the vDisk for KMS, which requires the SOAP service to update the vDisk file system and registry entries. This update needs the vDisk to be mounted. The Network Service account does not have SE_MANAGE_VOLUME_NAME privilege which causes an “access is denied” error when it tries to mount the vDisk. Continue reading “PVS console error when standard mode vDisk is prepared for KMS activation”

Citrix support for vSphere 5 and Provisioning Server 5.6 and 6.0

Citrix support for the use of VMWare vSphere 5 and Citrix Provisioning Server version 5.6.x and 6.0.

Users running vSphere 5.0 could face the following problem:

“Provisioning Server 5.6 and 6.0 Target Devices hosted on VMware vSphere 5.0 becomes unresponsive after Windows operating system restart (at a black screen with PXE)
– Or –
“hang” after “Found “!PXE” @ xxxx:yyyy” (with BDM).”

This article on the Citrix knowledgebase site explains what to change to make it work.