Thursday, September 12, 2013

Creating a new XenDesktop 5.6 deployment with SQL Server 2012 throws the error: “Cannot write Property Collation. This Property is not available on SQL Server 7.0”

Problem

You attempt to create a new XenDesktop 5.6 deployment with SQL Server 2012 as the back end server but receive the following error when configuring the first desktop delivery controller: 

Cannot write Property Collation. This Property is not available on SQL Server 7.0

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Clicking on the Details button displays the following error details:

Exception:

    System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

       at Citrix.Console.Common.CallbackEventArguments.OperationCompleteSynchronizer`1.GetResults()

       at Citrix.Console.Common.CallbackEventArguments.OperationCompleteSynchronizer`1.WaitForResults()

      at Citrix.Console.DeliveryCenter.UI.Dialogs.FullDesktopDeploymentWizardViewModel.Commit()

       at Citrix.Console.CommonControls.Wizard.ViewModel.PageContainerViewModel.CommitProgressOperation.PerformOperationInternal()

Inner exception:

    Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.UnknownPropertyException Cannot write property Collation.This property is not available on SQL Server 7.0.

       at Citrix.Console.InteractionCore.ThreadedScript`1.<ExecuteNext>d__9.MoveNext()

       at Citrix.Console.InteractionCore.ScriptBase.<ExecuteImplementation>d__1.MoveNext()

       at Citrix.Console.InteractionCore.Scheduler.ExecuteNext(ScriptExecution execution)

    HelpLink.ProdName : Microsoft SQL Server

    HelpLink.BaseHelpUrl : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink

    HelpLink.LinkId : 20476

    HelpLink.ProdVer : 10.50.1600.1 ((KJ_RTM).100402-1540 )

    HelpLink.EvtData1 : Collation

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You’ve gone through the following KBs:

Microsoft SQL 2012 - Citrix Known Issues – 2012
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133393

Unable to Create New XenDesktop Site Using SQL 2012 Server
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132438

… and proceed to download the:

Shared Management Object Library from:

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 SP1 Feature Pack. Installing the Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26728

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Then proceed to install it on the DDC via executing SharedManagementObjects.msi:

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… but notice you still get this error:

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Solution

The solution was actually quite simple and that was to restart the server.

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