PVS console upgrade from 6.0\6.1 to 7.6

After the server upgrade the console is need to be upgraded to the same level

So on the wizard window run the console installation






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Upgrade PVS server from 6.0\6.1 to 7.6

On my scenario i had the SQL server 2008 R2 ( mirror) who served the PVS 6.0 and 6.1 servers  and according with the Citrix documentation i didn’t had to make any specific preparation. Of course a backup is need it in case some thing goes wrong. After the backup is done on the SQL server or just verify that the full backup jobs run as expected you can go to the next steps

So 1st of all I log on to the PVS server and as first action uninstall the old version of console and server  from Programs and Features




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configure App-v client to access a sharecache

After the classic installation of the App-v client, it can be redirected to access a sharecache location.This is useful in scenarios like VDI where you have a cached apps file and yo avoid the stream of the app-v server to the vdi at log on and obtain a better user experience.

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Tips for create a vdisk

The idea is to make that operating system fast and light because it will be need in the VDI context . Keeping that  in mind I put some points as a guide line for producing that kind of virtual disk

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issue maintenance + power off machines- solution

I will describe a problem encountered some time ago regarding finding large numbers of vms in maintenance enabled and powered off.


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Import Power-time scheme

#ImportPowerTimeScheme <Uid> <FileScheme>
$PowerTimes = Get-BrokerPowerTimeScheme
Foreach ($PowerTime in $PowerTimes)
$Content=Get-Content $file
Set-BrokerPowerTimeScheme $PowerTime.uid -PoolSize $Content
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green “Enter your txt here”

Export Power-time schemes for all desktop groups

#Export Powertime scheme
$PowerTimes = Get-BrokerPowerTimeScheme

new-item -Path “path”  -ItemType directory
Foreach ($PowerTime in $PowerTimes)
$file= “path”
echo $PowerTime.PoolSize | Out-file $file


Configurare Manuala pentru clientul App-V 5 Sp2

In general un service pack este o colectie de “hot fixuri” si nu aduce cu el o schimbare majora a softului de baza.

Dar in cazul App-V 5 Sp2 Microsoft a scos interfata utilizator a clientului , totul este mult mai transparent.

In cazul in care cineva inca mai vrea sa foloseasca interfata grafica pentru configurare, ea se poate downloada de aici : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41186. Interfata are extensia .appv  si se poate livra catre clienti ca orice aplicatie virtuala app-v.

Pentru configurarea automata via PowerShell:

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App-V 5 AppPublish and Interactions PDF

Listing the properties of a site

#Version 1.0

#Provide the following values before executing:

#The FQDN and port (if not the default of 80) of the DDC
#Eg: ‘ddc01.domain.com:80’
$ddcAddress = ”

#End of variables
asnp Citrix.*

Get-BrokerSite -AdminAddress $ddcAddress