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Citrix XenServer 7 shows VMs created with XenDesktop 7.12 MCS as I/O not optimized

After upgrading to XenDesktop 7.12 VMs show I/O not optimized and Install I/O drivers and Management Agent when they are created using MCS.

When checking the master VM everything was fine: … 162 more words


NVIDIA GRID and Microsoft Windows Server OSs and Hyper-V

Just a quick blog to clear up some FAQs on Microsoft Hyper-V support and NVIDIA GRID.

The GRID 4.1 release support matrix details support for Windows Server OSs. 1,411 more words

XD7.x-PowerState Unknown

Note: For 7.6 follow > https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX131267

Run PS: Get-BrokerMachine -MachineName ""

PS C:\Users\administrator.SHIN> Get-BrokerMachine -MachineName "shin\2012vda-2"

AgentVersion                :

DesktopGroupName            : Server2012DA

DesktopGroupUUID            : 6099d855-42d4-455b-80c1-3c9e487693c5

FunctionalLevel             : L7_8

HostedMachineId             : 629fdbf5-1d91-4d9d-a580-15d0aef92b3a     <<< NOTE IT. 270 more words
XenDesktop 7.x

A better application layering solution with UniDesk

UniDesk is now part of Citrix!

Are you wondering why?

I could try to bury you with a list of features, but I want to focus on one fundamental difference that I think explains why. 478 more words


Using Citrix PVS to stream Linux VDA (RHEL 7 Workstation)

I’ve been waiting a while to see this day and a sneaky section of the Citrix XenDesktop/PVS 7.12 notes indicate not only a lot more stability for the… 2,594 more words


Visio Stencils for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12

A short blog, but a good one.

New Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Visio stencils, just in time for the 7.12 release.

Items to note:

  1. Workspace Environment Manager: New component means new Visio stencil…
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Sophos AV PVS Preparation Script

In preparation for shutting down PVS in private mode, the following script can be run to generalise the AV software.


net stop “Sophos Agent” 125 more words