Apparently PVS has some issues with DST.  Time doesn’t get updated correctly on targets, duh.  How does this manifest?  Event logs out of order, GPOs not getting applied, etc etc.


How do we address this?  Well, in PVS-land, one of the most important GPOs you have is the one that says “Do not change machine account password”.  If that one doesn’t work, no one can log into any of the targets because domain trust is messed up, right?  Well…   Imagine if for some reason your GPOs failed to apply!  What then??


Full info here:  http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx123336


  • Change the image mode to private image and check that the Local Security Policy Domain member: Disable machine account password changes is enabled within the vDisk image. — this is important so that the machine account password policy remains in effect even if GPOs aren’t correctly applied.
  • Resynchronize the computer before you restart.

Then to fix the time problem:

  • Click Start Run. Enter cmd to open the command window.
  • Run the following commands:
w32tm /config /update
w32tm /resync
Then restart, log in, and I recommend a gpupdate /force.  Then, shut down, flip back to standard, deal with KMS as necessary (see previous post), and you should be good.

One response to “PVS and DST

  1. I apologize in advance. This isn’t a comment about the current topic. I actually noticed you had a topic about Client Drive Mapping in a post about a year ago. I’m experiencing some issues with our deployment using XenDesktop 7 and USB access on our client machines. I thought perhaps you might be a good group to ask about this issue as I’m not finding a fix online that works and we’re not getting very far with Citrix on the issue either. If you would be open to offering an opinion on the topic, please email me. Once again, I’m sorry to leave a non-comment in the comments, but you seemed very knowledgeable on the topic and I couldn’t find a “Contact” option.