Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)
Release date: December 04, 2017
About this release
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) fixes more than 80 issues reported since the initial release of the 7.15 LTSR.
Before you upgrade from 7.6 LTSR CU5
The main benefit to upgrading from 7.6 LTSR CU5 to 7.15 LTSR CU1 is that the base 7.15 LTSR contains many more features than the base 7.6 LTSR. However, if you are considering this upgrade, be advised that a small subset of fixes that are included in 7.6 LTSR CU5 is not present in 7.15 LTSR CU1. That’s because 7.15 LTSR CU1 was released before 7.6 LTSR CU5. For a list of fixes that are applicable to 7.15 but not included in 7.15 LTSR CU1, see List of fixes present in 7.6 LTSR CU5 but not in 7.15 LTSR CU1. If your deployment depends on specific fixes included in 7.6 LTSR CU5, Citrix recommends that you review this list before you upgrade.
How do I deploy CU1 from scratch?
You can set up a brand-new XenApp and XenDesktop environment based on CU1 - using the CU1 metainstaller. Before you do that, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the product:
Peruse the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR (initial release) section and pay close attention to the Technical Overview, Install and Configure, and Securitysections before you start planning your deployment. Ensure your setup meets the system requirements for all components.
What do I update?
CU1 provides updates to 13 baseline components of the 7.15 LTSR. Remember: Citrix recommends that you update all LTSR components of your deployment to CU1. For example: If Provisioning Services is part of your LTSR deployment, update the Provisioning Services components to CU1. If Provisioning Services is not part of your deployment, you do not need to install or update it.
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU1 baseline components
|7.15 LTSR CU1 Baseline Component||Version||Notes|
|VDA for Desktop OS||7.15.1000|
|VDA for Server OS||7.15.1000|
|Group Policy Management Experience||3.1.1000|
|Universal Print Server||7.15.1000|
|Session Recording||7.15.1000||Platinum Edition only|
|Linux VDA||7.15.1000||See the Linux VDA documentation for supported platforms|
|Federated Authentication Service||7.15.1000|
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 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 7.15 LTSR environments.
|7.15 LTSR Compatible Components and Platforms||Version|
|Citrix SCOM Management Pack for License Server||1.2|
|Citrix SCOM Management Pack for Provisioning Services||1.19|
|Citrix SCOM Management Pack for StoreFront||1.13|
|Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop||3.14|
|HDX RealTime Optimization Pack||2.2.100|
|License Server||220.127.116.11 Build 22103|
|Workspace Environment Management||4.4|
|Self-Service Password Reset||1.1|
Compatible versions of Citrix Receiver
For ease of maintenance, and to ensure optimal performance, Citrix recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Citrix Receiver any time it becomes available. The latest versions are available for download at downloads. For your convenience, consider subscribing to the Citrix Receiver RSS feed to receive a notification when a new version of Citrix Receiver becomes available.
Citrix Receiver is not eligible for the XenApp and XenDesktop LTSR benefits (extended lifecycle and fix-only cumulative updates). Citrix may ask you to upgrade to a newer version of Citrix Receiver within your 7.15 LTSR CU1 environments. For Citrix Receiver for Windows, Citrix has announced a special LTSR program. More information on that program is available on the Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Receiver page.
Specifically, 7.15 LTSR CU1 supports the following versions of Citrix Receiver and all later versions.
LTSR Compatible Version of Citrix Receiver
|LTSR Compatible Version of Citrix Receiver||Version|
|Citrix Receiver for Android||3.12.3 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for Chrome||2.5.2 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for HTML5||2.5.2 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for iOS||7.3.1 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for Linux||13.7 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for Mac||12.7 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for Universal Windows Platform (UWP)||1.0.5 or later|
|Citrix Receiver for Windows||4.9 or later|
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR notable exclusions
The following features, components, and platforms are not eligible for 7.15 LTSR lifecycle milestones and benefits. Specifically, cumulative updates and extended lifecycle benefits are excluded. Updates to excluded features and components will be available through regular current releases.
|StoreFront Citrix Online Integration|
|Personal vDisk: Excluded for Windows 10 machines; •For Windows 7 machines, limited LTSR support until January 14, 2020 (CU requirements apply)|
|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 Install and upgrade analytics.
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 XenApp 7.15 LTSR CU1. 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 XenApp 7.15 LTSR CU1 core components and create a Site, the migration process follows this sequence:
- Run the XenApp 7.15 CU1 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 XenApp 7.15 LTSR CU1 Site in stages: some now and others later.
- Run PowerShell import cmdlets on the new XenApp 7.15 CU1 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.
List of fixes present in 7.6 LTSR CU5 but not in 7.15 LTSR CU1
If you’re considering an upgrade from 7.6 LTSR CU5 to 7.15 LTSR CU1, be advised that a small subset of fixes that are included in 7.6 LTSR CU5 is not present in 7.15 LTSR CU1. If your deployment depends on specific fixes included in 7.6 LTSR CU5, Citrix recommends that you review this list before you upgrade.
In this article
- About this release
- Before you upgrade from 7.6 LTSR CU5
- New deployments
- Existing deployments
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU1 baseline components
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU1 compatible components
- Compatible versions of Citrix Receiver
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR notable exclusions
- Install and upgrade analytics
- XenApp 6.5 migration
- List of fixes present in 7.6 LTSR CU5 but not in 7.15 LTSR CU1