Cumulative Update 5 (CU5)

Feb 06, 2018

Release date: Febuary 2018

Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) is the latest Cumulative Update to the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Long Term Service Release (LTSR). CU5 provides updates to ten baseline components of the original 7.6 LTSR.

Issues fixed since XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR CU4

Known issues in this release

Downloads

Download LTSR CU5 (XenApp)

Download LTSR CU5 (XenDesktop)

New deployments

How do I deploy CU5 from scratch?

You can set up a brand-new XenApp or 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 7.6 Long Term Service Release documentation and pay close attention to the Technical OverviewNew Deployments, and Security sections before you start planning your deployment. Make sure your setup meets the system requirements for all components. Follow New Deployments for deployment instructions.

* Note: Provisioning Services and Session Recording are available as separate downloads and installers.

Existing deployments

What do I update?

CU5 provides updates to ten baseline components of 7.6 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 component to CU5. If Provisioning Services is not part of your deployment, you do not need to install or update it.

Since the 7.6 LTSR release, we have added a metainstaller that lets you update the existing components of your LTSR environment from a unified interface. Following the Upgrade instructions, use the metainstaller to update the LTSR components of your deployment. 

Note

The following information is specific to the CU5 release. For the equivalent information for the LTSR base releaseCU1CU2, CU3, or CU4, see the respective documentation.

LTSR Baseline Components

Version

Notes

VDA for Desktop OS

7.6.5000

Special rules apply for Windows 10. See CU5 compatible components and platforms.

VDA for Server OS

7.6.5000

 

Delivery Controller

7.6.5000

 

Citrix Studio

7.6.5000

 

Citrix Director

7.6.5000

 

Group Policy Management Experience

2.5.5000

 

StoreFront

3.0.5000.1

 

Provisioning Services

7.6.6

Special rules apply for Windows 10. See CU5 compatible components and platforms.

Universal Print Server

7.6.5000

Only Windows 2008 R2 SP1
Windows 2012
Windows 2012 R2 supported

Session Recording

7.6.5000

Platinum Edition only

LTSR CU5 compatible components

The following components are recommended for use in 7.6 LTSR CU5 environments. These components 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 7.6 LTSR environments.

Note about Windows 10: Windows 10 does not get the full set of 7.6 LTSR benefits. For deployments that include Windows 10 machines, Citrix recommends that you use the latest 7.15 LTSR version of the VDA for Desktop OS and of Provisioning Services.

For more information, see Adding Windows 10 Compatibility to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR and the XenApp and XenDesktop Servicing Options (LTSR) FAQ.

LTSR CU5 Compatible Components and Platforms

Version
 

Profile Management

7.15.1000

AppDNA

7.14

License Server

11.14.0.1 Build 22103

HDX RealTime Optimization Pack

2.4

Windows 10

VDA and Provisioning Services:
Latest 7.15 LTSR CU

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 https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver.html. For your convenience, consider subscribing to the Citrix Receiver RSS feed to receive a notification when a new version of Citrix Receiver becomes available.

Note that 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 7.6 LTSR environments. In the case of 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, LTSR supports the following versions of Citrix Receiver and all later versions:

LTSR Compatible Versions of Citrix Receiver

Version

Citrix Receiver for Android

3.13.2

Citrix Receiver for Chrome

2.6.2

Citrix Receiver for HTML5

2.6.2

Citrix Receiver for iOS

7.5

Citrix Receiver for Mac

12.8.1

Citrix Receiver for Linux

13.8

Citrix Receiver for Universal Windows Platform

1.0.5

Citrix Receiver for Windows

4.9

LTSR notable exclusions

The following features, components, and platforms are not eligible for 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.

Excluded Features

Local App Access

Framehawk

 

Excluded Components

Linux VDA

Personal vDisk

 

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 http://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 7.6 (or a later supported release). 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 7.6 core components and create a Site, the migration process follows this sequence:

  • Run the XenApp 7.6 installer on each XenApp 6.5 worker, which automatically upgrades it to a new Virtual Delivery Agent for Windows 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 7.6 Site in stages: some now and others later.
  • Run PowerShell import cmdlets on the new XenApp 7.6 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.