Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

What’s new in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 LTSR

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, along with new features.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203

Hybrid Rights License

From this release onwards, previously unsupported public cloud host connections can now be deployed using the new Hybrid Rights License. So, you can now use on-premises deployments with cloud deployments. The public cloud host connections that are supported are: AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. If your deployment has public cloud host connections, you cannot upgrade to the current version without Hybrid Rights License. For more information, see the following:

Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) 2203

Version 2203 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.

Keyboard layout enhancements for Windows login screen

This release addresses keyboard layout issues occurring on the Windows sign-in screen prompted by a VDA when single sign-on is not possible (for example, during a connection lease-based launch while using Service Continuity.) Prior to this release, the VDA’s keyboard layout was used on the Windows sign-in screen.

With this release, when you sign in to a virtual session on the VDA, you can now enter credentials using your local client keyboard layout.

Adaptive audio update

Adaptive audio and UDP audio now have a new implementation. For more information, see Audio over UDP Real-time Transport and audio UDP port range.

Citrix Director

TLS 1.3 support

Citrix Director now supports TLS version 1.3.

Citrix Studio

Changes in host support for Current Releases

Starting with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203, current releases of the product support VDAs (machines that deliver apps and desktops) on the following public cloud hosts:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure Resource Manager


If you want to add public cloud host connections to your deployment, you need Hybrid Rights License. For information about Hybrid Rights License, see Transition and Trade-Up (TTU) with Hybrid Rights.

For a complete list of supported host and virtualization resources, see System requirements.

License validity checks

Citrix Studio now automatically checks the validity of licenses in use by host connections. A host connection is placed into maintenance mode if its license is invalid. As a result, you cannot perform certain operations, such as editing the connection and turning off maintenance mode. A license becomes invalid, for example, when:

  • The license has expired. In this case, contact your Citrix sales representative to renew it or to purchase new licenses.

  • The license has been deleted from the License Server.

Linux Virtual Delivery Agent 2203

Linux Virtual Delivery Agent 2203 contains new features and fixes.

Profile Management 2203

Profile Management 2203 contains new features and fixes.

Citrix Provisioning 2203

Citrix Provisioning 2203 contains new features and fixes.

Session Recording 2203

Session Recording 2203 contains new features and fixes.

StoreFront 2203

StoreFront 2203 contains new features and fixes.

Workspace Environment Management 2203

Workspace Environment Management 2203 contains new features and fixes.