Citrix on VMWare

Add a comment October 8th, 2010

I ran into a problem with one of my servers on vmware the other day. HGFS, vmware shared folders, was activated for some reason. The symptoms was that the desktop background image disappeared after each log off which made the user always get a black background every time he logged on. I also noticed that it never deleted any profiles from the server. So when you logged on it just created a new one like user.dom.000 and next time user.dom.001 and so on. To diagnose the problem i turned full logging on in the UPM. I found this:

DeleteAnyFile: Deleting the file <C:\Users\user.dom.013\AppData\Local\VMware\hgfs.dat> failed with: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

I started google it and found this. Which says how to disable hgfs through the registry.

In the registry find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\Order\ and edit ProviderOrder. Remove hgfs from there and reboot the machine.

After this everything worked perfect.

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