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Citrix PVS Ramdisk Server service

Started by Akinola Oke , 19 May 2017 - 05:29 PM
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Akinola Oke Members

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

Is “Citrix PVS Ramdisk Server” service in 7.13 depreciated. I do see this service on my 7.11 installation, but it is missing on the 7.13.


I’m wondering if something is wrong with my installation.

Nathan Joseph Members

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:00 PM

It wouldn't surprise me. From what the PVS team has indicated in the past it was really only meant for a specific use case of loading an entire vDisk image into the memory of the target device. It was only ever tested with Windows XP.


See this old thread for reference.

Akinola Oke Members

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:36 PM

Could anyone confirm experiencing the same. I have 7.13 installed on Windows Server 2016

Carl Fallis Citrix Employees

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Citrix PVS RamDisk Service is being deprecated, It was only for a single specific customer and was never documented for general purpose usage.  It was meant to deal with specific requirements of running the entire OS/VDisk out of a Ram disk disconnected from the PVS server. It was designed for an OS that is no longer supported.