MCS provisioned hosts fail to apply GPO during initial boot

After a successful image update on a machine catalog the MCS provisioned hosts do not apply the GPO’s during the initial logon. The netlogon service on the hosts is unable to apply the computer policies because the host’s NICs are not ready yet. So the initial end user login does not have any GPO settings… Continue reading MCS provisioned hosts fail to apply GPO during initial boot

Citrix Receiver 4.3 on Windows 10 high CPU usage!

I have an open case @ Citrix: The new Receiver (Version 4.3) consumes a lot of CPU time. The average is 27% but it could raise up to 38% and go down to 15%. But the Receiver always keeps the CPU busy (Selfservice.exe) I am currently investigating the issue with procmon. At the moment I… Continue reading Citrix Receiver 4.3 on Windows 10 high CPU usage!

SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 and ADK10 Installation – things to know

During the upgrade of the SCCM infrastructure we noticed (as mentioned in a previous post in this blog) the importance of a couple of prechecks. WMI The WMI service must be working regards of stopping and starting, make sure all dependencies can be stopped and restartet as well. On our SCCM server, we manually had… Continue reading SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 and ADK10 Installation – things to know

Citrix  XenDesktop 7.6 MCS doesn’t see SCVMM Cluster Shared Volume storage

Environment: Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, SCVMM Hyper-V 2012R2 Cluster with 6 cluster-nodes, Snapshot contains W7x64 host system (Rearmed for use) As soon as I want to create a machine catalog having the provisioning method MCS configured I receive an error indicating that the CSV storage can’t be found. Machine Catalog creation process detailed error message I… Continue reading Citrix  XenDesktop 7.6 MCS doesn’t see SCVMM Cluster Shared Volume storage

Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 – Password Change fails over pnagent (Citrix Receiver Client/ Wyse ThinClient)

Voilà here’s the update I promised. Environment: Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Citrix Receiver 4.x, Storefront 2.6, Windows 7×64 client, Dell Wyse Client The Receiver is installed on the client with this parameters: \CitrixReceiver4.3\CitrixReceiver.exe ADDLOCAL=ReceiverInside,ICA_Client,PN_Agent,Flash,USB,DesktopViewer,Vd3d,AM,SELFSERVICE /SELFSERVICEMODE=False UseCategoryAsStartMenuPath=”True” /STORE0=”PNAgent;https://XXXXXXX/Citrix/XD02/PNAgent/config.xml;on;Store0″ The Password Change is possible and working on the Storefront Website. If the change is initiated from a Wyse ThinClient… Continue reading Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 – Password Change fails over pnagent (Citrix Receiver Client/ Wyse ThinClient)

SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – Windows Updates fail within OSI TS (0x8007000e)

Right after the update to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 I wanted to recreate our reference images – W7EntSP1 x64 and x86 with office and without office. Right after fixing the x64 OSI TS by removing the multi reboot MS updates I got stuck in the OSI for the x86 images. The TS hung at the… Continue reading SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – Windows Updates fail within OSI TS (0x8007000e)