Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)

Release date: May 7, 2020

About this release

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) fixes more than 70 issues reported since the initial release of the 1912 LTSR.

1912 LTSR (general information)

1912 LTSR (features and upgrade information)

Issues fixed since Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR (initial release)

Known issues in this release

Deprecation and removals

Citrix Product Subscription Advantage Eligibility Dates

Downloads

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR CU1

New in this cumulative update

Install and upgrade: Changes in how to install and upgrade StoreFront

In earlier releases, when you clicked the Get Started tile in the full-product installer’s main page, the Core Components page included StoreFront. You can select StoreFront and other core components to install on the same machine.

As of this release, the Core Components page no longer contains a StoreFront check box. To install or upgrade StoreFront, click Citrix StoreFront in the Extend Deployment panel on the main page. This launches CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe from the installation media.

In the XenDesktopServerSetup.exe command, you can no longer specify /components storefront. If you do, the command fails. To install StoreFront from the command line, run CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe, which is available in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops installation media’s x64 folder.

New deployments

How do I deploy CU1 from scratch?

You can set up a brand-new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment based on CU1 - using the CU1 metainstaller. Before you do that, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the product:

Peruse the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR (initial release) section and pay close attention to the Technical Overview, Install and Configure, and Security sections before you start planning your deployment. Ensure your setup meets the system requirements for all components.

Existing deployments

What do I update?

CU1 provides updates to 15 baseline components of the 1912 LTSR. Remember: Citrix recommends that you update all LTSR components of your deployment to CU1. For example: If Citrix Provisioning is part of your LTSR deployment, update the Citrix Provisioning components to CU1. If Citrix Provisioning is not part of your deployment, you do not need to install or update it.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR CU1 baseline components

1912 LTSR baseline component Version as shown in Programs and Features Notes
Single-session VDA 1912.0.1000  
Multi-session VDA 1912.0.1000  
Delivery Controller 1912.0.1000  
Citrix Studio 1912.0.1000  
Citrix Director 1912.0.1000  
Citrix Group Policy Management 7.24.1000  
Citrix Group Policy Client-Side Extension 7.24.1000  
Citrix StoreFront 1912.0.1000  
Citrix Provisioning 1912.0.1  
Universal Print Server 1912.0.1000  
Session Recording 1912.0.1000  
Linux VDA 1912.0.1000 See the Linux VDA documentation for supported platforms
Profile Management 1912.0.1000  
Citrix Federated Authentication Service 1912.0.1000  
Browser Content Redirection 15.19.1000  

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR CU1 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 1912 LTSR environments.

Compatible components and features Version as shown in Programs and Features
App Layering 19.11.0
App protection policies 1912.0.0
HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 2.9 LTSR
License Server 11.16.3.0 Build 30000
User personalization layer 19.11.0
Session Recording web player 1912.0.0
Teams optimization 1912.0.0
Self-Service Password Reset 1.1
Windows 10 32-bit  
Workspace Environment Management 2003.0.0

Note:

Windows 10 32-bit is supported only for 18 months from the initial release of 1912 LTSR. Windows 10 32-bit is supported only on Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC.

Compatible versions of Citrix Workspace app

All currently supported versions of Citrix Workspace app are compatible with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR. For information about the lifecycle of Citrix Workspace app, see Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Workspace app & Citrix Receiver.

For your convenience, consider subscribing to the Citrix Workspace app RSS feed to receive a notification when a new version of Citrix Workspace app becomes available.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR CU1 notable exclusions

The following features, components, and platforms are not eligible for 1912 LTSR 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.

Install and upgrade analytics

When you use the full-product installer to deploy or upgrade XenApp or XenDesktop components, anonymous information about the installation process is gathered and stored on the machine where you are installing/upgrading the component. This data is used to help Citrix improve its customers’ installation experiences. For more information, see https://more.citrix.com/XD-INSTALLER.

XenApp 6.5 migration

The XenApp 6.5 migration process helps you more efficiently and quickly transition from a XenApp 6.5 farm to a site running 1912 LTSR. This is helpful in deployments that contain large numbers of applications and Citrix group policies, lowering the risk of inadvertently introducing errors when manually moving applications and Citrix group policies to the new XenApp site.

After you install the 1912 LTSR core components and create a site, the migration process follows this sequence:

  • Run the 1912 installer on each XenApp 6.5 worker, which automatically upgrades it to a new Virtual Delivery Agent for Server OS for use in the new site.
  • Run PowerShell export cmdlets on a XenApp 6.5 controller, which exports application and Citrix policy settings to XML files.
  • Edit the XML files, if desired, to refine what you want to import to the new site. By tailoring the files, you can import policy and application settings into your 1912 LTSR site in stages: some now and others later.
  • Run PowerShell import cmdlets on the new 1912 Controller, which import settings from the XML files to the new XenApp site.

Reconfigure the new site as needed, and then test it.

For more information, see Migrate XenApp 6.x.