Product Documentation

Upgrading vDisks with loose binaries

Sep 28, 2016


This section does not apply in the context of upgrading to Provisioning Services 7.6. It applies only in the context of applying hotfixes and updates - including LTSR - to existing 7.6 vDisks.

As an alternative to using the installer files (PVS_Device_x64.exe, PVS_Device.exe), you can upgrade target devices by manually replacing the binaries in the following locations with their updated namesakes from the image file. To do this:

  1. Change the Access Mode for the vDisk you want to update to Private Image mode.
  2. Start the VM using the vDisk you want to update.
  3. Stop the Citrix PVS Device Service.
  4. Using Windows Explorer, replace all the binaries in the location according to the table below.
  5. Start the Citrix PVS Device Service.
  6. Restart the VM.
  7. Once tested and verified, revert the Access Mode to Standard Image mode.


%ProgramFilesFolder%\Citrix\Provisioning Services


%ProgramFilesFolder%\Citrix\Provisioning Services\drivers; %systemroot%\system32\drivers (for Windows XP and Windows 2003)


%ProgramFilesFolder%\Citrix\Provisioning Services\drivers; %systemroot%\system32\drivers (for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2)


%ProgramFilesFolder%\Citrix\Provisioning Services\drivers; %systemroot%\system32\drivers


%ProgramFilesFolder%\Citrix\Provisioning Services\drivers; %systemroot%\system32\drivers


%ProgramFilesFolder%\Citrix\Provisioning Services