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VDA Cleanup Utility v126.96.36.199
Created Date: Apr 4, 2016
Updated Date: Jul 8, 2020
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The VDA cleanup utility assists with the following scenarios:
For all users:
What's New in v188.8.131.52
Changes in Previous Versions
Supported Operating Systems
Supported server OS versions
Supported desktop OS versions (32- and 64-bit unless noted):
*For Windows 10 machines, the following servicing options and editions are supported:
To run the tool, you must have administrator privileges on the target machine.
Required Security Permissions
Read, write, and modify permissions are required for the following:
Back Up the Registry
See Microsoft article How to back up and restore the registry in Windows for instructions on backing up the registry.
How to Use the VDA Cleanup Utility
The VDA cleanup Utility is a standalone executable file and does not require installation.
Although the VDA cleanup Utility back up VDA registry keys before deleting them, Citrix recommends that you back up the registry before running this tool. See Microsoft article How to back up and restore the registry in Windows for information on backing up the registry.
Caution: Always back up the registry.
C:/> VDACleanupUtility.exe /silent
At the 'Qualcomm HS-USB Modem 9222' screen, click 'Next'. At the 'License Agreement' dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click 'I Agree' to continue with the installation. At the 'Finish' screen, click 'Finish'. The installation of the Qualcomm Wireless HS-USB Modem 9222 Driver is complete. Operating System Driver Provider Driver Version; Download Driver: Windows 2000 (32 bit) Qualcomm Incorporated: 184.108.40.206 (1/10/2020) Download Driver: Windows XP (32 bit). The package provides the installation files for Qualcomm HS-USB MSM Modem 9038 Driver version 220.127.116.11. If the driver is already installed on your system, updating (overwrite-installing) may fix various issues, add new functions, or just upgrade to the available version. Qualcomm Incorporated Driver Downloads. To find the latest driver for your computer we recommend running our Free Driver Scan. Search For More Drivers. Huawei Gobi 3000 HS-USB Modem: Modem: 18.104.22.168:: Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB Modem 9205. To find the latest driver for your computer we recommend running our Free Driver Scan. Qualcomm HS-USB Modem 9092 - Driver Download. Vendor: Qualcomm Incorporated.
In silent mode, the tool restarts the system automatically. Log on to the machine with the same administrator account. The tool automatically reruns.
C:/> VDACleanupUtility.exe /unattended
Exit code 1: Restart the system manually and execute the command again.
Exit code 0: The VDA cleanup is complete.
Log files for the VDA cleanup Utility are created in the %TEMP%CitrixVdaCleanupfolder and can be used to track all uninstall actions and results.
How to run the VDA Cleanup Utility with SCCM Task Sequences
See How to Run VDA cleanup Utility with SCCM Task Sequence.
Data Modified by the VDA Cleanup Utility
The utility terminates all running VDA processes (if any) after using the standard metainstaller uninstall process. See the Readme file included with the tool for a list of items that are removed during the cleanup process.
How to Undo the Changes Made by the VDA Cleanup Utility
The VDA cleanup Utility creates a backup of Citrix registry keys related to the VDA in the %TEMP%CitrixVdaCleanupRegBackup.reg file before running any cleanup and deletion process.
To undo the changes:
Uninstalling the VDA Cleanup Utility
Delete the downloaded executable from the current folder and delete the log files from the %TEMP%CitrixVdaCleanup folder.
|Failure Type||Description||Possible Corrective Action|
|Uninstall||If the VDA is not installed at the default location, the VDA cleanup Utility might not work properly.||This is a known issue with the current version of the tool and will be addressed in a future release.|
|Install||Downgrading to an earlier version of the VDA can result in a reinstallation error. The cause is that the VDA cleanup Utility does not remove the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime required by the VDA. Microsoft Visual C++ runtime can differ depending on the VDA version being installed.||Manually uninstall the later versions of Microsoft Visual C++ runtime before reinstalling an earlier version of the VDA. See VDA prerequisites to determine the required version of Microsoft Visual C++ runtime.|
|Install||Downgrading to an earlier version of the VDA can result in a reinstallation error. The cause is that the VDA cleanup Utility does not remove the Microsoft .Net Framework required by the VDA. Microsoft .Net Framework can differ depending on the VDA version being installed.||Manually uninstall the later version of Microsoft .Net Framework before reinstalling an earlier version of the VDA. See VDA prerequisites to determine the required version of Microsoft .Net Framework.|
|Registration||The C:ProgramDataCitrixPvsAgent folder is not removed when manually removing the VDA using Program and Features or the VDA cleanup Utility. As a result, the VDA might fail to register if moved to another Site (from Site 1 to Site 2).||Follow the steps listed in the Citrix Product Documentation page.|
|Uninstall||Attempts to log on as a different user to a Desktop VDA with AutoAdminLogon enabled, after the utility initiates a restart, can cause the VDA not to be removed properly.||Allow the removal process to complete before attempting to log on as a different user.|
|Uninstall||Allowing multiple session logons to a Server VDA with AutoAdminLogon enabled, after the utility initiates a restart, can cause the VDA not to be removed properly.||Allow the removal process to complete before allowing multiple session logon.|
Not restarting the operating system when prompted by the tool might result in the VDA not being properly removed. Additionally, future attempts to reinstall the same or a later version of the VDA without restarting, might result in an installation error.
|When prompted to, restart the VDA as recommended by the utility.|
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