Citrix, PVS

Citrix PVS – Hiding the Boot Menu

I hadn’t really thought much about it but on a deployment realized there must be a better way!  For those of you who work with PVS and update/test the versioning feature in PVS 6.+, you know that you must be on the console and press 1 + Enter at some boot menu to get maintenance target devices to boot from the maintenance image.  I have no idea why you would assign a maintenance image to a maintenance target device and not want it to boot from that but I’m sure there is a reason.  In any case, it always seemed odd you need to console in to do that.

I decided to look for a better way and this may be old news to some of you.

Brian Cahill in the Citrix Forums informs of a way to set a registry key to skip the menu.  Restart the stream service once you make the change and you should be good to go!

http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=294584

You can set the following registry key on all the PVS servers.
HKLM\Software\Citrix\ProvisioningServices\SkipBootMenu DWORD

Value Behavior
0 or not defined Normal behavior <default>
1 Don’t send a boot menu to device. Automatically pick the first item that would been on menu and act as if it was the only version assigned.

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