Citrix DaaS


This article gives you advanced notice of Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) features that are being phased out, so that you can make timely business decisions. Citrix monitors customer use and feedback to determine when features are withdrawn. Announcements can change in subsequent releases and might not include every deprecated feature or functionality. For details about product lifecycle support, see the Product Lifecycle Support Policy article.


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deprecations and removals are described in their own Deprecation article.

Deprecations and removals

The following list shows the Citrix DaaS features that are deprecated or removed.

Deprecated items are not removed immediately. Citrix continues to support them but they will be removed in a future release.

Removed items are removed, or no longer supported, in Citrix DaaS. Dates in bold face indicate the latest updates.

Item Deprecation announced in release Removed in release Alternative
Support for configuring the write-back cache to include only a disk cache and no memory cache February 2024   Use the memory cache size configuration option and give a non-zero size.
Support for Azure catalogs created before on-demand provisioning feature (“legacy” catalogs) February 2024   Recreate Azure legacy catalog VMs. The catalogs are provisioned as on-demand and help to save storage cost.
Support for Citrix Connector 3.1 for System Center Configuration Manager December 2023   Do image or application update manually.
Support for using a master image in a region different from the region where the catalog is created December 2023   Use Azure Compute Gallery to replicate the master image to the required region.
Support for AWS volume worker November 2023   Use Direct disk upload and download. See Direct disk upload and download.
Support for Leave user management to Citrix Cloud used in creating delivery groups September 2023 September 2023  
Support for AwsCaptureInstanceProperties used in AWS environments August 2023   Use a machine profile. See Create a catalog using a machine profile.
Support for VMware vSphere 6.7   June 2023 Use higher versions for VMware vSphere.
Schedule-ProvVMUpdate PowerShell command April 2023   Use Set-ProvVMUpdateTimeWindow command.
Request-ProvVMUpdate PowerShell command April 2023   Use Set-ProvVMUpdateTimeWindow command with -StartsNow and -DurationInMinutes -1 parameters.
Cancel-ProvVMUpdate PowerShell command April 2023   Use Clear-ProvVMUpdateTimeWindow command.
DedicatedTenancy parameter used in New-ProvScheme command March 2023   Use TenancyType parameter.
Unmanaged disk to create VM in the Azure environment June 2022    
Support for four AWS specific commands: Revoke-HypSecurityGroupIngress, Revoke-HypSecurityGroupEgress, Grant-HypSecuritygroupegress, and Grant-HypSecurityGroupIngress May 2022    
StorageAccountType parameter used in Azure environments April 2022   Use StorageType.
Legacy console (MMC-based console) July 2021 November 2021 Use Manage > Full Configuration to access the full range of configuration and management actions.
Azure Quick Deploy September 2020   Use Quick Deploy.
Ability to import Citrix Provisioning target devices to create catalogs in Citrix Studio. August 2020 February 2021 Use the Citrix Provisioning Export Devices Wizard to push Citrix Provisioning VMs into Delivery Controllers/MCS for catalog creation. See Export Devices Wizard.