Windows 7 VDI and ESX 5.1 – BSOD or PVS slowliness !!

Hi everyone !


Did you have a Citrix Provisionning Server to stream some Windows 7 machine ? and they are hosted on Windows & ??


To be ok, you need a private KB, and to do that;


– Make your golden image.

– Be sure it’s a VMXNET3 NIC. Not  a E1000.

– Install the KB :

“0x0000007B” Stop error after you replace an identical iSCSI network adapter in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or in Windows 7 SP1

 Ghost NIC seen on Windows 7/Windows 2008 R2 machines built from VMWare Templates when the Template uses a Synthetic NIC (VMXNET3)

– Follow those step (Starting a Target Device Displays a Blue Screen on vSphere), thus making etherne## the same in the virtual machine and the template.

– From there, you need a last change, on your ESX’s host you need to set that at false.

esxcli system settings kernel set -s netNetqueueEnabled -v FALSE



From there your VDI should boot ok, and be speedy !