While building a deployment sequence for a XenApp 6 farm using SCCM, I ran into the problem that the unattended install of the PVS Target Device (5.6 SP1) succeeds but after after creating a VHD file using “XenConvert P2VHD” and booting the newly created vDisk the Provisioned Server crashes with a BSOD 0x0000007b (inaccessible boot device).
After some investigation on the source machine I noticed the “Citrix Virtual Hard Disk Enumerator PVS” device did not install correctly and displayed an yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager (devmgmt.msc). After searching the citrix forums I ran into a thread in which the others experienced the same problem.
Unfortunatly a real solution is not provided in within the thread (other than a manual installation). So digging down the internet I found the solution for this problem. Somehow the drivers files are not transferred to the “%windir%\System32\Driver” folder during unattended (SCCM/Wisdom) installation. Copy CFsDep2*.* files from “C:\Program Files\Citrix\Provisioning Services\drivers” to “%windir%\System32\Driver” afterwards you can install you can install the PVS Target Device client unattended by running “PVS_Device_x64.exe /S /v /qn”
After the installation the exclamation mark has disappeared, a newly created vDisk booted successfully.
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