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Citrix PVS - Encountered an improper argument

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While reverse imaging a vDisk it errors with "Encountered an improper argument"

While trying to reverse image a vDisk, the conversion from volume (C:\) to volume (G:\), failed halfway through with the error, "Encountered an improper argument"



You see the error when you open the XenConvert Log. You can locate the XenConvert log in:
C:\Program Files\Citrix\XenConvert\XenConvert.txt So what does this error mean? It means that XenConvert does not like one (or more) of your directory names or naming convention. Chances are, you have a directories that are two long. To see which directories have issues, you can use an application called "Long File Path Lister"

http://download.cnet.com/Long-File-Path-Lister/3000-2248_4-10823078.htmlThe application is very easy to use. Just download it and click the "Search" button.




Below, you can see that I have an issue with:
C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\InstallData\InstallCache\

So what now? You can exclude …