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Reprovisioning fails with AppStacks set to computer based assignments (2147910)

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Symptoms

  • Linked clone virtual machines provisioning tasks fails.
  • Recompose fails due to customization failing to join the desktops to domain.

Cause

This issue occurs when AppStacks is attached during the domain join process.  On reboot after domain join, c:\svroot cache is cleared which loses all the changes done to the VM.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, disable the App Volumes Service on the parent virtual machine.
  • Open a command prompt as the administrator and run these commands:
    • sc config "svservice" start= disabled
    • net stop "App Volumes Service"
    • ipconfig /release
  • Create a script or batch file as below to set the service to automatic and start the service.

    sc config "svservice" start = auto
    net start "App Volumes Service"

  • Copy the script to the parent virtual machine to a directory. For example: C:\scripts\script.bat
  • Shutdown the virtual machine and take a snapshot.
  • In View Administration portal, reference your post-synchronization script:

    • Open up View Administration Portal
    • Go to Catalog - Desktop Pools - Select your pool
    • Click Edit
    • Select Guest Customization Tab
    • Enter the file path for script in post-synchronization script name:

      C:\scripts\script.bat

  • Recompose the pool.

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