Updates to Management Agent – For XenServer 7.0 and later

For Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server Core 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server Core 2019:

  • xenbus
  • xeniface
  • xennet
  • xenvbd
  • xenvif

For Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1:


Quiesced Snapshots supportibility

Quiesced snapshots take advantage of the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to generate application consistent point-in-time snapshots. The VSS framework helps VSS-aware applications (for example Microsoft

Exchange or Microsoft SQL Server) flush data to disk and prepare for the snapshot before it is taken.

Quiesced snapshots are therefore safer to restore, but can have a greater performance impact on a system while they are being taken. They may also fail under load so more than one attempt to take the snapshot may be required.

XenServer supports quiesced snapshots on:

• Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

• Windows Server 2012 R2

• Windows Server 2012

• Windows Server 2008 R2

• Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit)

• Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bit)

Windows 8,1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista are not supported

Note : VSS and quiesced snapshots have been deprecated starting Citrix Hypervisor 8.1



ICT 15.5 (MP2) installation fails due to IIS missing error

I need a solution

Hello all,

I tried a very long time to solve this issue but now I decided to ask for help.

I’m trying to install ICT15.5 MP2 version on a Windows Server 2016, with MS SQL 2017.
I strictly followed the deployment guide from Symantec ICT and used some very helpful guides (LINK) from this forum.
Unfortunately, I always get the error as shown on the attached screenshot.

Configuration on IIS looks like this:

Also I found this powershell cmdlet in the guide:

Sorry, the quality is very bad. Here is the cmd.

Install-WindowsFeature Web-Default-Doc, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Static-Content,
   Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing,
   Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Filtering, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Net-Ext, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-ASP, Web-
   ASP-Net, Web-ASP-Net45, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Metabase, Web-WMI
Install-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core

My AD configuration is following:

ICT Organization Unit Delegation:

ICT Server Account User:

SQL DB settings:

User permission for each ICT database:

I have no ideas anymore where to look at. Any kind of help is appreciated.

I know it is all in German. Please let me know if I should translate anything.

I tried the setup also on Windows Server 2019. Same results.
Now I’m preparing Windows Server 2012 for the setup. The reason is because I saw the DEMO Lab is running on Windows Server 2012 and I also a lot of users (Forum) are running Windows Server 2012 as their platform.

Please let me know if any information is missing.

BTW. does anyone has ICT 15.5 MP2 running successfully on Windows Server 2016 or higher?

Thanks in advance.





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1. Launch Server Manager from Windows server 2012 R2 end-point.

2. Click on Add Roles and Features.

3. Select Media Foundation from Features list.

4. Click on Next and Install to finish wizard.

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Network traffic blocked when using Docker For WIndows

I need a solution

When using docker for windows with SEP 14 installed on the host, network traffic from within the container is blocked.  I’ve narrowed it down to the “Network and Host exploit mitigation” feature.  If I temporarily disable this feature, the container works as expected.

Here are the steps to reproduce:

  1. Install Docker for windows on a windows 10 machine: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/install/#what-to-know-before-you-install
  2. Use this command (from cmd.exe) to pull the windows server core image and run an interactive command prompt in a container:
    1. docker run –it microsoft/windowsservercore cmd
  3. type powershell to start powershell from within the container
  4. Execute the following powershell script to try to initiate a web request to download a response from www.google.com
    1. (Invoke-webrequest -URI “http://www.google.com“).Content
    2. The call will eventually error out.
  5. ​Repeat the steps with SEP 

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To deploy an Windows Image from CMD

I need a solution


could somebody help me, please? I have a small local network with Ghost Solution Suite 3.2 installed on Windows 2008 Server. From time to time I need to re-image the computers on local network using jobs (images are Windows 7/8/10).

Is it possible to run these jobs from the command line? I mean to right a script for the re-imaging computers from Ghost Solution Suite Server without GUI?

Thank you!