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Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive


Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive

In this blog I will talk about how to add a drive to your MCS driven Citrix XenApp solution. 

Why a persistent drive?

Perhaps you wonder about why I wanted a persistent drive with an MCS driven solution. With a PVS driven solution it’s a common solution to have a drive that becomes the D disk to store event viewer files, app-v cache etc etc. With MCS it’s not that common and for a current project the customer asked about the possibilities.

So the persistent drive is meant for all data of the Citrix XenApp servers you want to keep after the update. Is it useful? who knows, that was not the question and was not our goal to investigate. We set off looking how to do it so that if the use case was there we knew how to set it up. 

Why do you do it…. just because we can 🙂


There are a two ways to reach Rome, we looked a some to see if they succeeded.

  • Add a disk to the golden image
  • Add a disk to a deployed Citrix XenApp virtual machine


Read the entire article here, Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive

via Rob Beekmans at vThoughts of IT

RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

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