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Deprecation

The announcements in this article are intended to give you advanced notice of platforms and Workspace Environment Management features which are being phased out so that you can make timely business decisions. Citrix monitors customer use and feedback to determine when they are withdrawn. Announcements may change in subsequent releases and might not include every deprecated feature or functionality.

For details about product lifecycle support, see the Product Lifecycle Support Policy article.

Deprecations and removals

The following table shows the platforms and Workspace Environment Management (WEM) features which are deprecated or removed.

Deprecated items are not removed immediately. Citrix continues to support them in this release but they will be removed in a future Current Release. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are supported up to and including the next Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Long Term Service Release (LTSR) release.

Removed items are either removed—or are no longer supported—in Workspace Environment Management.

Item Announced in Removed in Alternative
Support for WEM infrastructure services on the following OS platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2012. 4.7 1808  
Support for the WEM administration console on the following OS platforms: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8.x 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2012. 4.7 1808  
Support for the WEM agent on the following OS platforms: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit and 64-bit, and Windows Server 2008 SP2. 4.7 1808  
In-place upgrade from WEM 3.0, 3.1, 3.5, 3.5.1 to WEM 4.x.* 4.5 Upgrade to WEM 3.5.2, then upgrade to WEM 4.x.  
Support for all WEM components on Windows XP SP3 32-bit and 64-bit. 4.5 4.5 Use a supported OS platform.
Support for WEM agent on the following OS platforms: Windows XP SP3 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit and 64-bit 4.5 4.5 Use a supported OS platform.
Support for assigning and binding existing (pre-version 4.3) agents to sites via GPO. 4.3   Upgrade agents to Workspace Environment Management 4.3 or later.
Support for WEM administration console on the following OS platforms: Windows XP SP3 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit and 64-bit 4.2 4.5 Use a supported OS platform.
Support for WEM administration console on the following OS platforms: Windows Vista SP1 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 4.2 4.5  
Support for all WEM components on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5.0, or 4.5.1. 4.2 4.5 Upgrade to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Deprecation

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