Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2109

About this release

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:

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2109

Splitting a single database script into separate scripts that require different database rights

In enterprise environments, database setup includes scripts that might be handled by different teams with different roles (rights): securityadmin or db_owner. Previously, PowerShell was your only choice to specify the preferred database rights to generate the corresponding scripts. When using Citrix Studio to set up the database, you can now automatically get separate database scripts that require different database rights. For more information, see Databases.

Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) 2109

Version 2109 of the Windows single-session OS and multi-session OS VDAs includes the following enhancements. These items are in addition to any VDA installation and upgrade items listed earlier in this article.

Virtual display layout on the VDA

The virtual display layout feature, already a part of Citrix Workspace app for Windows, is now also a part of the VDA. This feature lets you define a virtual monitor layout on the VDA inside a live session and virtually split the session monitors into up to eight virtual displays on the remote desktop. For more information, see Virtual display layout.

Virtual channel security update

The Virtual channel allow list is now enabled by default. To use custom or third-party virtual channels, you must manually add them. For more information, see Virtual channel security.

Citrix Licensing 11.17.2

Citrix Licensing 11.17.2 contains new features and fixed and known issues.

For documentation about related components, see:

More information

  • For deprecation and removal announcements, see Deprecation.
  • For information about product name and version number changes that were introduced in the year 2018, see New names and numbers.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2109