Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.12 Released


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Better late than never, PVS 7.12 has been released.  Provisioning Services 7.12 includes a number of notable fixes, and a much-anticipated tech preview release of Linux VDA streaming.  Additionally, PVS is now capable of clearing cached Windows credentials – a feature I know a few of my customers had inquired about.  This will need to be enabled on existing vDisks but it is enabled by default on new vDisks.

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Fixed Issues

Console Issues

  • A user on PVS 7.8 with “Farm Administrator” rights might not be able to connect to the server farm unless the account is in the same domain as the security group with the “Farm Administrator” rights.
  • Attempts to create an ISO with the New-BootDeviceManager PowerShell script can fail and the following error message appears: “ISOFileName must be called with the name of the new ISO file to create.”
  • After upgrading to PVS 7.11 from version 7.6, users in other domains might not be able to log on to the console.
  • PVS console suffers delays when connecting to a Store on a remote share (NFS or SMB) containing many disks.
  • Streamed VM setup Wizard failed to create VM on SCVMM host.

Server Issues

  • Soapserver process is consuming more than 13 GB of RAM.
  • Two PVS servers might not be able to see the replication status of a vDisk on the opposite server, but each server shows the status of its own vDisks properly.
  • PVS servers occasionally appear with the status “Server Unreachable” in the Replication Status window.
  • When running replication status for two PVS servers from the PVS console, the status for both servers is shown as incomplete.
  • The BNPXE Server that enables the target devices to start from the network binds to the IP address This prevents target devices from booting. This issue can happen when BNPXE enumerates the network interfaces, but the operating system has not discovered all the interfaces yet and only returns
  • Attempts to start target devices might fail when using HP Moonshot systems.
  • Servers display the status “Servers Unreachable” in the Replication Status Window.
  • BNIstack floods the event log while displaying ‘error event ID 85’ while it loses connection to the PVS server.

Target Device Issues

  • Target HA failover.


It’s worth noting, too, that features will be removed in future versions!

  • Printer Management
  • BDM secure boot
  • Cache type for vDisk properties
    • RAM disk service will not be supported at PVS 7.12
    • Client persist

Review the “Deprecated Features” for additional detail.


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