SCCM 2012 Client install on Xendesktop Image

Citrix, Microsoft
I was having an online discussion with a friend this week about the correct way of installing the Microsoft SCCM 2012 client on a Xendesktop (MCS) golden image.  After doing some research there are conflicting actions with some blogs saying  "install it and that's it",  whilst others saying you must perform some additional work before closing  your image. I was intrigued to find the answer to this debate.  So I decided to test this in my Xendesktop lab myself so I decided to install SCCM 2012. To cut a long story short what I did notice was that if you deployed desktops after just installing the client you would start to get issues with "Bad MIF" files in your environment.  If you checked the folder location C:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration Managerinboxesauthdataldr.boxBADMIFSMajorMismatch you will see that the machines that are delivered by Xendesktop will start creating these files. So trying…
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Installing vSphere Client 5.1 fails

VMware
When installing the vSphere 5.1 client you may encounter the following error message "Failed to install hcmon", if you look at the vminst.log file (which is normally located in the %TEMP% area) you will notice the following:- After troubleshooting this issue I found that I required Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 Service Pack 1 installed (or the feature wasn't turned on) before installing the client. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 Service Pack 1 Install the vSphere 5.1 client  
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