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Citrix Provisioning Services - Preparing Master Target Device

I need help configuring the Master Target Device.

I have XenApp 6.5 server fully ready and attached to a XenApp Farm.  I created the Provisioning Services Farm.  Next I need to create an image, but as I understand, I'm supposed to install some PVS software on the server, and once rebooted, it's supposed to show a status of "Active."  I can't seem to get it to be "Active"

What are the step-by-step directions for installing the software to make it show Active?
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
You can visit this step by step guide from Carl's web page:


By the way this is part 2 of 3. You can also visit part 1 and part 3 if you want to follow the whole scenario.
DWStovallAuthor Commented:
@ Mutawadi - Thank you for the great link.

@ CarlWebster - Thank you for the great article.  Is there by chance any updates for using PVS 6.1 on VMWare Server 2008R2?  Segmenting the network further is not workable at the moment, so I really need to find some good step-by-step for using the BDM ISO boot method in our environment.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
You can use PXE on your regular network without an issue also.  (As in, you don't have to use BDM).  What you can do is use the Bootp tab editor on your PVS server(s).  Remove the wildcard option (????????????) and add entries for each of the MAC's you want (and they can be wildcarded also..  for example, you could use if your MAC's were all 11-22-33-44-55-xx, you could put the entry in as 1122334455??

You also need to make sure that you get the conversion step completed.  Check for ghost nics, etc..

DWStovallAuthor Commented:
Carl Webster's article got me about 90% of the way there.  It's a great article, and it would be better if updated for XenApp 6.5 on Server 2008R2 and PVS 6.1.

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