Cumulative Update 5 (CU5)

About this release

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) fixes more than 120 issues reported since the release of 7.15 LTSR CU4.

7.15 LTSR (general information)

Issues fixed since XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU4

Known issues in this release

Deprecation and removals

Citrix Product Subscription Advantage Eligibility Dates

Downloads

Download 7.15 LTSR CU5

New deployments

How do I deploy CU5 from scratch?

You can set up a brand-new XenApp and XenDesktop environment based on CU5 - using the CU5 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.

Existing deployments

What do I update?

CU5 provides updates to baseline components of the 7.15 LTSR. Remember: Citrix recommends that you update all LTSR components of your deployment to CU5. For example: If Provisioning Services is part of your LTSR deployment, update the Provisioning Services components to CU5. If Provisioning Services is not part of your deployment, you do not need to install or update it.

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU5 baseline components

7.15 LTSR Baseline Component Version Notes
VDA for Desktop OS 7.15.5000  
VDA for Server OS 7.15.5000  
Citrix Studio 7.15.5000  
Citrix Director 7.15.5000  
Delivery Controller 7.15.5000  
Federated Authentication Service 7.15.5000  
Group Policy Management Experience 3.1.5000  
Linux VDA 7.15.5000 See the Linux VDA documentation for supported platforms
Profile Management 7.15.5000  
Provisioning Services 7.15.21  
Session Recording 7.15.5000 Platinum Edition only
StoreFront 3.12.5000  
Universal Print Server 7.15.5000  

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU5 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 CU5 Compatible Components and Platforms Version
App Layering 1903
*Browser content redirection 15.18
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 2.4.3000
License Server 11.16.3.0 Build 28000
Self-Service Password Reset 1.1.10.0
Workspace Environment Management 1906.0.1.1

*Browser content redirection

Redirects the contents of a web browser to a client device, and creates a corresponding browser embedded within Citrix Workspace app. This feature offloads network usage, page processing, and graphics rendering to the endpoint. Doing so improves the user experience when browsing demanding webpages, especially webpages that incorporate HTML5 or WebRTC. Only the viewport (the user’s visible area of a webpage) is redirected to the endpoint. Browser content redirection doesn’t redirect the user interface (the address bar, toolbar, and so forth) of the browser on the VDA. For more information see Browser content redirection.

Compatible versions of Citrix Workspace app and Citrix Receiver

For ease of maintenance, and to ensure optimal performance, Citrix recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Citrix Workspace app any time it becomes available. The latest versions are available for download at https://www.citrix.com/downloads/workspace-app/.

For your convenience, consider subscribing to the Citrix Receiver RSS feed to receive a notification when a new version of Citrix Receiver becomes available.

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, the following versions and all later versions of Citrix Workspace app are compatible with 7.15 LTSR CU5:

7.15 LTSR compatible versions of Citrix Workspace app Version
Citrix Workspace app for Android 1910 and later
Citrix Workspace app for Chrome 1909 and later
Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 1910 and later
Citrix Workspace app for iOS 1910 and later
Citrix Workspace app for Mac 1910.2 and later
Citrix Workspace app for Linux 1910 and later
Citrix Workspace app for Windows (Store) 1909 and later
Citrix Workspace app for Windows 1909 and later
Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.9.7000 (LTSR)
7.15 LTSR compatible versions of Citrix Receiver Version
Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.9.1 and later
Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.1 and 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 are available through regular current releases.

Excluded Features
Framehawk
StoreFront Citrix Online Integration
Excluded Components
Personal vDisk: Excluded for Windows 10 machines; For Windows 7 machines, limited LTSR support until January 14, 2020 (CU requirements apply)
AppDisks
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 https://more.citrix.com/XD-INSTALLER.

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 CU5. 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 CU5 core components and create a Site, the migration process follows this sequence:

  • Run the XenApp 7.15 CU5 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 CU5 Site in stages: some now and others later.
  • Run PowerShell import cmdlets on the new XenApp 7.15 CU5 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.