Citrix Provisioning Services tutorials and general information on the product around system requirements, installation and configuration.
Citrix Provisioning Services is one of those components I love to sit down and play with to try and make operations such as vDisk booting faster. Since the release of Citrix PVS 7.7 there has been a few great enhancements that we can easily implement today to achieve better all-round performance with vDisks and Target Device VMs.
This post shows you how to perform reverse imaging of a vDisk to update either the PVS Target Device software, VMware Tools or something else that may break your PVS stream! We will be using a mixture of VMware vCenter Converter and Windows 2012 R2 to mount the VHD. This post will also (not something I was expecting it to) go over diagnosing the VHD (vDisk) if it becomes corrupt or the PVS image has a System Reserved partition.
Citrix AppDisk is a new layering technology released in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8 (all versions) that lets you layer additional applications on top of a Desktop or Server OS host (or both concurrently) instead of traditionally installing those applications directly within the gold MCS or PVS image. AppDisks will be replaced by Unidesk layering technology. Unidesk was aquired by Citrix in January 2017.