App Control: Agent Startup Failure Due to Citrix VDA
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App Control: Agent Startup Failure Due to Citrix VDA


Article ID: 289236


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Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)


  • Agent service cannot start after completing agent initialization and system reboot
  • Agent may stop automatically
  • Dascli commands show error "cannot connect to agent"
  • The issue persists even if AV exclusions have been configured for the agent


  • App Control Windows Agent: 8.x and Higher
  • XenDesktop VDI


One potential cause is due to the software Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).


Make the changes according to the Citrix Article found here 
  1. Add the Key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CtxUvi
  2. Add the Value Name: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CtxUvi Type: REG_SZ 
  3. Set the Values according to processes found in CB Protection Anti-Virus Exclusions

Additional Information

Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent has two editions, 32-bit and 64-bit; we've only seen the problem with the 32-bit version