Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 Long Term Service Release (LTSR)

Important:

The product lifecycle strategy for Current Releases (CR) and Long Term Service Releases (LTSR) is described in Lifecycle Milestones.

About this release

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provides a virtualization solution for application and desktop delivery to any device, over any network, while enhancing data security, reducing costs, and empowering productivity.

This Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops release includes new versions of the Windows Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) and new versions of several core components. You can:

  • Install or upgrade a site: Use the ISO for this release to install or upgrade core components and VDAs. Installing or upgrading to the latest version allows you to use the latest features.

  • Install or upgrade VDAs in an existing site: If you already have a deployment, and aren’t ready to upgrade your core components, you can still use several of the latest HDX features by installing (or upgrading to) a new VDA. Upgrading only the VDAs can be helpful when you want to test enhancements in a non-production environment.

After upgrading your VDAs to this version (from version 7.9 or later), you do not need to update the machine catalog’s functional level. The 7.9 (or later) value remains the default functional level, and is valid for this release. For more information, see VDA versions and functional levels.

For installation and upgrade instructions:

The Long Term Service Release (LTSR) program for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provides stability and long-term support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops releases.

LTSRs are also available for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 and XenApp and XenDesktop Version 7.15.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops in Citrix Cloud

The Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps and Desktops offering is Citrix DaaS. For more information, see Citrix DaaS.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 baseline components

2203 baseline component Version as shown in Programs and Features Documentation
Single-session VDA 2203.0.0.33220 Single-session VDA
Multi-session VDA 2203.0.0.33220 Multi-session VDA
Delivery Controller 2203.0.0.33220 Delivery Controller
Citrix Studio 7.33.0.70 Citrix Studio
Citrix Director 7.33.0.67 Citrix Director
Citrix Group Policy Management 7.33.0.33 Citrix Group Policy Management
Citrix Group Policy Client-Side Extension 7.33.0.22  
Citrix StoreFront 2203.0.0.36 Citrix StoreFront
Citrix Provisioning 2203.0.0 Citrix Provisioning
Universal Print Server 7.33.0.12 Universal Print Server
Session Recording 22.3.0 Session Recording
Linux VDA 22.03.0.16 Linux Virtual Delivery Agent
Profile Management 22.3.0.7 Profile Management
Citrix Federated Authentication Service 10.9.0.23 Citrix Federated Authentication Service (FAS)
Browser Content Redirection 15.32.0.17 Browser Content Redirection
Citrix Probe Agent 2103.1.0.0 Download

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 compatible components

The following components - at the versions given below - are compatible with LTSR environments. They are not eligible for the LTSR benefits (extended lifecycle and fix-only cumulative updates). Citrix might ask you to upgrade to a newer version of these components within your 2203 environments.

Compatible components and features Version as shown in Programs and Features Documentation
App Layering 2202.0.0 Citrix App Layering
HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 2.9.400 HDX RealTime Optimization Pack
License Server 11.17.2.0 build 37000 License Server
User personalization layer 21.12.5.7 User personalization layer
Session Recording web player 22.3.0.24 Session recording web player
Microsoft Teams optimization 15.32 Microsoft Teams optimization
Workspace Environment Management 22.12.0 Workspace Environment Management
XenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR VDA (latest release)* Latest Cumulative Update only Documentation

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 notable exclusions

The following features, components, and platforms are not eligible for 2203 lifecycle milestones and benefits. Specifically, cumulative updates and extended lifecycle benefits are excluded. Updates to excluded features and components are available through regular current releases.

Excluded components and features
AppDisks
AppDNA
Citrix SCOM Management Pack
Framehawk
Personal vDisk
StoreFront Citrix Online Integration
Excluded Windows platforms *
Windows 2008 32-bit (for Universal Print Server)

* Citrix reserves the right to update platform support based on third-party vendors’ lifecycle milestones.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 Long Term Service Release (LTSR)