Skip vDisk Boot Menu under PVS 7.0/7.1

Under Provisioning Services 6.1 I had disabled the vDisk Boot Menu for all of my Maintenance/Test Target Devices by setting the "SkipBootMenu" DWORD Registry Key as described in the Citrix Support Article CTX135299.

After upgrading my Provisioning Servers to Version 7.x the PVS vDisk Boot Menu reappeared even though the SkipBootMenu was still present. After a quick Call with Citrix it was determined that the Registry Key has been moved from:

  • Old: HKLM\Software\Citrix\ProvisioningServices\SkipBootMenu (PVS 6.x)
  • New: HKLM\Software\Citrix\ProvisioningServices\StreamProcess\SkipBootMenu (PVS 7.x)

The correct Registry Key Location for PVS 7.0

After moving the Registry Key to the new Location and restarting the StreamService my Maintenance/Test Target Devices are now skipping the vDisk Boot Menu again. Problem solved!

DPI Settings in an RDP/ICA Session on Windows Server 2008 R2 andWindows 7

In quite a few XenApp 6/6.5 Projects the Customer complained that the Users were not able to change the DPI Size when connected to a XenDesktop running Windows 7 or a XenApp Desktop hosted on Windows Server 2008 R2. This was due to a limitation in the Remote Desktop Services Stack from Microsoft.

There were some Workarounds with importing/injecting Values into the Registry for those Users to change the DPI Size but they were far from perfect.

Microsoft just recently released an Hotfix to enable the Adjustment of the DPI Size over Remote Desktop Protocol Sessions like RDP and ICA. You can find and download the Hotfix here:

And this is how the new DPI Menu looks (on a German Windows Server 2008 R2):