Citrix Provisioning

What’s new

What’s new in 2402 LTSR (initial release)

This release of Citrix Provisioning includes the enhancements described in the following sections. It includes several fixes for issues seen in past releases, and issues that we have identified.

Support for creating Citrix Provisioning catalogs using MCS PowerShell commands in VMware

You can now create Citrix Provisioning catalogs using MCS PowerShell commands in VMware.

This implementation provides you the following advantages:

  • A single unified API to manage both MCS and Citrix Provisioning catalogs.
  • Have new features for Citrix Provisioning catalogs, such as, identity management solution, on-demand provisioning, and so on.

For more information, see Create Citrix Provisioning catalogs in Citrix Studio.

Update licenses to enable telemetry uploads

As outlined at Required License Server Update, Cloud Software Group has updated the license requirements that require you to upload telemetry. This implementation implies that as a Citrix Provisioning customer, you must return and allocate your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Citrix Provisioning license. For more information on licenses, see Licensing.

Support for installing Citrix Provisioning servers on Windows Server Core

With this feature, you can now install Citrix Provisioning servers on the system running Windows Server Core. The Server Core option is a minimal installation as opposed to the installation of Server with Desktop Experience. The Windows Server core reduces the potential attack surface to critical infrastructure.

The benefits of using this feature are:

  • Enhanced security for the Citrix Provisioning Servers.
  • Reduced cost because you can use a smaller VM.

The current limitations of this feature are:

  • You cannot create target VMs using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Setup Wizard using HDD BDM boot.
  • You cannot do a BDM update using the Citrix Provisioning Console.

Support for XenServer 8

With this feature, you can now use the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Setup Wizard to create target VMs on a XenServer 8 host. For more information on XenServer 8, see About XenServer 8.

Support for new Linux streaming target devices

For Linux streaming, the following operating systems are now supported:

  • SUSE 15.5

For more information, see Streaming Linux target devices.

Features supported from previous releases

The Citrix Provisioning 2402 LTSR supports all the features from Citrix Provisioning version 2206 CR and later. To list some of the key features:

You can see the following What’s New articles to know about the features supported each in each CR:

What’s new