Provisioning Servers are configured to access your shared-storage location. Provisioning Services supports various shared-storage configurations. The steps for configuring for highly available storage in the network varies depending on shared-storage configurations.
Note: Installing Provisioning Services affects the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRXSmb\Parameters\OplocksDisabled. Changing this registry key disables Windows Opportunity Locking, providing the fastest possible failover time when contact with the active Provisioning Server is lost. Without this change, failover times can take up to one minute. During this time, Windows does not allow access to the vDisk file that was in use by the failed Provisioning Server. By disabling Windows Opportunity Locking on Provisioning Servers, the Stream Service can have immediate access to vDisk files. However, this reduces caching of remote vDisk data for the entire Provisioning Server.
Windows Shared-Storage Configuration
Note: The instructions below provide the procedures on a Windows XP operating system. If you are using another operating system, the dialogs may appear slightly different, and slightly different steps may be required. The concepts are the same regardless of operating system. See your operating system’s online help for more information.
Stream Services run under a user account; Service account credentials. If you are using a Windows shared-storage location, the Service account credentials (user account name and password) must be a domain account that is configured on each Provisioning Server, in order to access the Stream Service and the shared storage system.