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Dynamically display the PVS environment detail on users desktop with BGINFO

I want all PVS servers to dynamically display their environment on the desktop when a users logs into the desktop.

This can be achieved by:

1) adding a new ‘personality’ variable to each device in PVS

2) scripting the import of the variables from the c:personality.ini file to the windows registry

3) setting BGINFO to display the registry information at each user logon.


1) Edit the properties of the Target Device > Personality Tab > and Add your variables


2) Script the import with VB and run as a computer startup script in the GPO

Set objShel = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
objShel.Run “C:Progra~1CitrixProvis~1GetPer~1.exe Environment /r=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMYCOMPANYPVSEnv”

3) Download BGINFO from sysinternals and setup the new desktop display




XenServer console resolution

Problem: The max console resolutIon of any server via XenCenter seems to be 1024×768 @ 24bit. I wanted to increase this for my console as at times this is the only way to access it.

Solution: The consoles support 1280x 768 but only @ 16bit.

Advanced Properties of the Display settings > Adapter Tab > List All Modes > Select 1280 @ 16bit colour.

Seems this is as high as it goes.







Applies: XenServer 5.6 and 6.0