Team: PVS Escalation Team

  1. PVS 6.1 Hotfix 20 has been Released!

    Hotfix CPVS61020 (Version 6.1.20) - For Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 is available for download at http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX140439.  This is a comprehensive hotfix package that includes all the published fixes for Provisioning Services 6.1.  A full list of the new fixes included in this release can be found in the link above.  I would like however to highlight a few of the fixes that address the issues ...

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  2. Demystifying KMS and Provisioning Services

    Beginning in Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1, Citrix introduced a new feature designed to facilitate Key Management Services (KMS) license activation of the Operating System and of Microsoft Office installations for images streamed in Standard (Read-only) mode. In this blog post, we’ll attempt to remove some of the mystery surrounding the implementation of the KMS license activation feature in Provisioning Services. The following points will be discussed ...

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  3. PVSDataTools v2.5 and Citrix Predictive Support: A Combination for Success!

    As we mentioned in our last blog, there have been great enhancements with troubleshooting in Provisioning Services (PVS) version 7.x through the implementation of Citrix Diagnostic Facility (CDF) tracing. In keeping with these enhancements, we are happy to announce today the release of PVSDataTools v2.5! If you’ve used previous versions of the PVSDataTools, you will recall it contained two tools – PVSDataCollector and PVSDataParser. With the ...

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  4. Provisioning Services CDF Tracing

    Provisioning Services has been providing the ability to capture logs since the time of PVS version 4.5.  Using the Log4cxx framework, PVS logging has been able to provide information about the goings on of the PVS console, the Soap Service, and the Stream Service.  These logs have provided valuable historical data when trying to troubleshoot issues. There have been many improvements to the logging capability and ...

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  5. PVS and DST Weekend

    Its that time of the year where we all worry about Provisioning Services (PVS) and Daylight Savings Time (DST).  PVS has been susceptible to the time change since its inception.  In the past cases where either GPO's fail to apply or refresh and Machine Account Passwords (MAP) become corrupt due to time skew have been widely reported.  As long as a running Target Device, assuming ...

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  6. Welcome to the PVS Escalation Team Blog

    Hello and welcome to the North American Provisioning Services Escalation team blog.  I would like to start by introducing myself.  My name is Keith McLaughlin and I have been working on the PVS Escalation team for six years.  This blog will be maintained by the PVS Escalation Team in North America and will cover a variety of PVS related topics. Each member of the PVS Escalation ...

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