“Management Interface: VHD Error” with PVS and DFSR

Written by Ingmar Verheij on July 5th, 2013. Posted in Citrix, Provisioning Server

You might encounter the following error when you use Microsoft DFSR to replicate the vDisk store in your Citrix PVS when uploading a vDisk:

Management Interface: VHD Error

Using a staging vDisk store helps preventing this error.


This message is thrown when the vDisk is uploaded to a store that’s provided by multiple servers (and replicated via DFSR). There could be two reasons this happens:

  • DFSR started replicating the initial (empty) files and, as a result, temporary locks the file preventing the vDisk to be uploaded;
  • Your machine got connected to a different streaming server but the files aren’t replicated yet (as explained by Bram Wolfs).



To prevent his situation you can create a separate vDisk store that’s provided by a single server (not replicated by DFSR) and copy the vDisk after uploading.


Other resources

Other reasons for the same error message could be:

  • You have a NetApp and the CIFS Max Multiplex was set too high (see CTX132458)
  • The vDisk store is placed on storage with a FAT file system instead of NTFS (see CTX133042)



Ingmar Verheij

At the time Ingmar wrote this article he worked for PepperByte as a Senior Consultant (up to May 2014). His work consisted of designing, migrating and troubleshooting Microsoft and Citrix infrastructures. He was working with technologies like Microsoft RDS, user environment management and (performance) monitoring. Ingmar is User Group leader of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG). RES Software named Ingmar RES Software Valued Professional in 2014.

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