While working on a vDisk for Windows 2008R2 with XenApp 6.5 based on Citrix Provisioning Services I got a remark that people could see the Citrix PVS Target Tools icon in the system tray and this could be confusing for the end user as they are presented information that is useless to them.
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If you haven’t noticed yet Carl Webster is building a script selection to document your Citrix environment on his website: CarlWebster.com and he was looking for testers for his scripts. I volunteered to run some scripts for Carl to complete them and make sure Carl got the input he needed.
During one of the projects I’ve worked on we did a Citrix XenApp deployment with RES Automation Manager, as we were using building blocks the deployment was up and running in no time. The usual software was installed on this server: Office, Adobe Reader, RES Workspace Manager and some other supporting components (Flash, Shockwave, Silverlight etc) and my initial tests came out positive but after installing the PVS Target Device Software I got a strange error when starting RES Workspace Manager while starting a new session:
I was working on a new Citrix PVS image for one of my current projects and the test before running the P2PVS.exe were good, all my apps worked like they should so I prepped the server for the imaging (preparing antivirus, last PVS optimizations and a full pre-scan of my VM) and I ran P2PVS.
At one of my current projects I was asked to take a look at a Citrix XenApp 6.5 server that couldn’t be loaded into a vDisk. When I ran the wizard to create a vDisk from the XenApp machine to a newly installed Citrix PVS 6 server I got the following error: “Server did not respond to a request in time”.
The last couple of days I had some great discussions with co-workers and some (VMware minded) guys on Twitter. The subject? The complexity of setting up Citrix XenDesktop, most of them refer to some demo they saw or things they’ve read on blogs/twitter etc while they know View is pretty easy to configure. But the thing is that those demo’s are mostly from a VMware View point of view and in the comparissons I’ve seen, Citrix PVS is used instead of Citrix MCS.