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Vdisk is not available in PVS1912


Sabine Ludewig1709156713

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Hi there

hope someone can help me on this

 

We did a reverse image of a Win2012R2 / Ctx 7.15 device, uninstalled all Citrix components and Vmware Tools.

Then we did an inplace upgrade o Win2019 and installed VDA and PVS target software for ctx 1912CU2

PVS server is 1912CU2, fresh install

target device boots from iso image and connects to pvs server just fine.

vdisk is found during boot process and is visible in tray icon

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Nevertheless i receive the following error after rebooting

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If I start P2PVS.exe manually, I get this one

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A file cannot be created if it already exists

 

According to https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133272, I checked:

one network card, is vmxnet3, no ghost nics

IP6 is off

vdisk is in private mode

no locale virus scan, guest introspection via vmware

 

There are tons of filter drivers, but I don't know what they are used for or how to change their order
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This has been driving me crazy for two days now

 

Thanks a lot

 

 

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We finally figured it out ourselves. It turned out my collegue had converted the local c:\ drive into a dynamic disk because he was tight on disk space for the inplace upgrade. Since the docs only mention this as being incompatible with the write cache disk, he didn't bother.

After using the ver first version of the reverse image which was a basic disk, verything worked fine.

Citrix really needs to update their docs because this and the incompatiblitiy of GPT partitions is only mentioned regarding the write cache disk,not the c:\ drive

 

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