Friday, September 19, 2014

Implementing ConfigMgr in a XenDesktop VDI environment

When building a master image for a XenDesktop VDI environment, you have the choice to start a ConfigMgr prep. Within ConfigMgr 2007 this was needed all the time, within ConfigMgr 2012 this is not for sure. When looking at a recent Microsoft TechNet post however, it seems this is still needed. Let's have a look at a part of this blogpost:

Once install completes you will need to make the following changes to the master image prior to snapshot.

1. Stop the SMS Host Service – to do this run the command net stop ccmexec as an administrator
2. Delete the SMSCFG.ini file from the Windows folder – to do this run the command del %WINDIR%\smscfg.ini
3. Delete the SMS certificates – to do this run the following line in PowerShell – Remove-Item -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\SMS\Certificates\* -Force or from DOS using powershell -command "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\SMS\Certificates\* -Force"
4. Remove the Inventory Action ID 1 in WMI – to do this run the command wmic /namespace:\\root\ccm\invagt path inventoryActionStatus where InventoryActionID=”{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001}” DELETE /NOINTERACTIVE

Do not follow the advice from the Citrix Team Blog which is to install the client and forget about it. This approach will generate bad mifs in your environment. See my post on the subject here.

Just have a look at my other blogpost about "Prepare ConfigMgr client for Sysprep or Master Image" for more information on this.

I'm still convinced to prepare the ConfigMgr client for sure!

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