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Citrix Provisioning Server unattended installation

Citrix Provisioning Server unattended installation

The installation and configuration of all Citrix products can be automated. This article covers the Citrix Provisioning Server unattended installation with PowerShell and SCCM. Also included is the unattended creation and configuration of the Provisioning Server farm and the local host.

The installation is split into three parts:

  • Installing the Provisioning Server console
  • Installing Provisioning Server
  • Installing the Provisioning Server snap-in

The creation and configuration of the Provisioning Server farm and the local host are described in detail:

  • Configure the firewall (using GPO, NetSh or PoSH)
    • Option 1: Create the firewall rules using Group Policy
    • Option 2: Create the firewall rules using NetSh
    • Option 3: Create the firewall rules using PowerShell
  • Create or join farm (using the ConfigWizard)
  • Configure the farm and the local host (using PowerShell)
    • Create administrators (farm, site and collection)
    • Enable auditing, offline database support and configure the license server
    • Enable the Customer Experience Improvements Program (CEIP)
    • Enable verbose mode in the bootstrap configuration
    • Configure streaming ports, threads per port, event log and set max password age
    • Create a new store and add the local host to the store
    • Disable BIOS Boot Menu
    • Fix error: No servers available for disk When Booting from vDisk

For all installations and configurations detailed PowerShell scripts are provided.

Read the entire article here: Citrix Provisioning Server unattended installation

Via Dennis Span at dennisspan.com

Dennis Span Dennis Span is an IT professional working for a large insurance company in Vienna, Austria. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he moved to Austria in 2004. He has more than 15 years of experience working with virtualization and server based computing technologies in large enterprise environments with a special focus on Citrix and automation. Dennis shares his knowledge on his own personal blog, Dennisspan.com, and MyCUGC. He is also active on Twitter (@dennisspan) and occasionally presents on international events. He speaks and writes Dutch, English, German, Slovak and Spanish. Dennis has a Bachelor of Economics (BEc.) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management (BSc.). He also has multiple Citrix certifications such as CCE-V, CCIA, CCEA and more. In 2017, Dennis became a Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA).

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