Product Documentation

Product utilities

Feb 24, 2016
Provisioning Services includes several tools for configuring and managing a Provisioning Services deployment. After you have installed Provisioning Services software, the following tools become available:
  • Installation Wizard – Use this wizard to install Provisioning Services components to create a Provisioning Servers and master target devices.
  • Configuration Wizard – Use this wizard to configure Provisioning-Server components, including network services, and database permissions. This wizard is installed during the Provisioning Services installation process.
  • Imaging Wizard – On the master target device, run the Provisioning Services Imaging Wizard to create a vDisk file in the Provisioning Services database and then image to that file without having to physically go to a Provisioning Server. This utility is installed during the target device installation process.
  • Virtual Disk Status Tray – Use this target device utility to get target-device connection status and streaming statistical information. This utility is installed during the Provisioning Services target device installation process.
  • XenDesktop Setup Wizard – Creates virtual machines (VMs) on a XenDesktop hosted hypervisor server from an existing machine template, creates and associates target devices to those VMs, assigns a vDisk to each target device, then adds all virtual desktops to the XenDesktop catalog.
  • Streamed VM Setup Wizard – Creates VMs on a hosted hypervisor from an existing machine template, creates and associates target devices for each machine within a collection, then assigns a vDisk image all the VMs.
  • Virtual Host Connection Wizard – Adds new virtual host connections to the vDisk Update Manager.
  • Managed vDisk Setup Wizard – Adds new managed vDisks to the vDisk Update Manager.
  • Update Task Wizard – Configures a new update task for use with vDisk Update Manager.
  • Boot Device Manager – Use this utility to configure a boot device, such as a USB or CD-ROM, which then receives the boot program from Provisioning Services.
  • Upgrade Utilities – There are several upgrade methods available. The method you select depends on your network requirements.
  • Programming Utilities – Provisioning Services provides programmers with a management application programming utility and a command line utility. These utilities can be accessed by all users. However, users can only use those commands associated with their administrator privileges. For example, a Device Operator is able to use this utility to get a list of all target devices that they have access to.