The PowerShell Framework "BIS-F" prepares your golden image in your environment for Citrix PVS, MCS, XenApp or XenDesktop. If an image will be installed from scratch or updated for the lifecycle process, some preparation must be taken to complete these steps, GUID’s from Software (like antivirus, SCCM, SCOM, App-V or other) must be deleted to prevent ghost entries in the Management consoles.
With BIS-F Version 5.0.2, support is now provided for FSLogix, a great challenge and achievement, that will be detailed below.
BIS-F detects the installation of the FsLogix service and asks you to purge the local FSlogix rules, but this is not enough for full automation.
Everytime the VM starts with a clean installation, the FSLogix rules and assignment files not stored on the local hard drive must be copied (with GPP or startup script) from a central share to local FSLogix Rules folder, a function that can be managed by BIS-F.
BIS-F asks you for a valid UNC-Path where you stored the FSLogix rules and assignment files, this path is stored in the registry of your golden image.
If your cloned Device VM is starting, the registry key will be read, and BIS-F will copy the rules and assignment files to the local FSLogix folder. This feature is currently not implemented in FSLogix out-of-box. The Integration with BIS-F and FSLogix are fully supported and tested by FSLogix.
Note: All BIS-F Message boxes can be suppressed by the CLI command for full automation
For more information, please visit the Base-Image Script Framework Blog and Download link http://bit.ly/Login_BISF
BIS-F Version 5.0.2 with support for FSLogix would be available on 21.08.2015
BIS-F version 1 was developed in October, 2012, and has a long history with many projects from small to large enterprise environments, mostly based on Citrix Provisioning Server. BIS-F is currently developed by a team of three team members of Login Consultants, Matthias Schlimm, Benjamin Ruoff and Mike Bijl. In the last 6 months we have built a community that help us make BIS-F better and better. Thanks to all, and start your implementation with BIS-F and FSLogix!
Matthias Schlimm, 17.08.2015