Sep 24

Provisioning Services Error “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”

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Streamed Virtual Machine Setup Wizard, Provisioning Services 7.1.0 can fail when attempting to retrieve template information from the stores of the hosts within a cluster and the following error message appears:

“Object reference not set to an instance of an object”. This usually happens when you choose the cluster as your target. When you choose a single host, no error message will appear.

The most likely solution is to upgrade to Provisioning server 7.1.3.  This upgrade is available on http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX140875

Upgrade steps

  1. Backup your Provisioning Services Database (this will be upgrade on the first connection of your new Provisioning Services server)
  2. Backup all your Provisioning Services Servers
  3. Uninstall Provisioning Services
  4. Uninstall Provisioning Services Console
  5. Install Provisioning Services
  6. Install Provisioning Services Console
  7. Run the Provisioning Services Configuration Wizard
  8. Restart all your Provisioning Services server
  9. Repeat the steps above on all your Provisioning Services servers (if present)

If you have done all the steps above test if the Streamed Virtual Machine Setup Wizard is working with the cluster as the target.

Mar 24

Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) 2014 Experience

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DuCUG

The atmosphere

DuCUG 1

This year the DuCUG Took place at the Dell Office in Amsterdam. The weather was great, the lunch was well cared for and the tickets were sold out. So it couldn’t be better. I experienced it as a tremendous day with a lot of informative sessions. In this article I will share my highlights of the day.

GPU-accelerated high-end graphics performance in Citrix XenServer / XenDesktop environments by Benny Tritch

GPU-accelerated high-end graphics performance in Citrix XenServer / XenDesktop environments This session was presented by Benny Tritsch (Chief Technology Officer with bluecue consulting). Benny has been working closely with Shaw Bass on testing the new GPU support of Citrix XenServer. Benny presented the possibilities between using different GPU Accelerating solutions on VDI environments. He showed us different example-movies and unbelievable results with these various examples. Some examples even showed better performance on your virtual desktop then a local computer. Read more at Benny’s own website.

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