Black Screen when Connecting to VDI Shared Hosted Desktop or Virtual Desktop
Although the black screen when loading or connecting to a virtual desktop does not prevent connectivity to the hosted shared desktop or the dedicated virtual desktop, it does leave the user wondering what is going on when they click to start their VDI session. The black screen during the startup or logon process to a virtual desktop also impedes troubleshooting during times when there are problems connecting.
I have used the following registry change that removes the black screen during logging in to the virtual desktop. Instead of the black screen and the generic Citrix connection progress bar, users will see the windows login process. The registry change to remove the black screen during connections to virtual desktops can be applied to the hosted shared server or applied through group policy for all hosted shared (XenApp servers) or virtual desktops (XenDesktop).
Connecting to Citrix VDI Virtual Desktop User sees Black Screen.
Start the registry editor (click start run or Start Search regedit) and go to the following key
Add the following REG_DWORD “DisableStatus” and give it the value “00000001” .
As mentioned this worked for me perfectly on several deployments.
The following or similar Citrix Progress indicator is replaced.
Users will see as part of their user experience a more familiar Windows login progress.