In the past months, I have had to deploy Microsoft Teams and OneDrive from the Office365 portfolio in Citrix environments, in addition to the standard office applications in numerous projects.
The standard installation, that the user can perform through the Office365 portal, is a user-based installation. In a Citrix environment, this is only recommended for desktop operating systems (pooled or personal desktop).
In order for Teams to function in server operating systems (multi-user capable), the Machine Based Installer must be used. In this case, part of the data is stored in the folder C:\%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft\Teams. However, Teams can no longer be updated automatically as soon as a new version is available. This mode is recommended for non-persistent environments.
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Citrix has released a critical vulnerability warning (CVE-2019-19781) in all Citrix ADC & Gateway systems one week before Christmas. Several working exploits have been released since Jan. 10, 2020 and are available to everyone.
Important ! The fix from Citrix with the Responder Policy does not work on systems with version 184.108.40.206/51.19, 50.31 and older. If this version is in use, please update to the latest 12.1 version.
The exploits allow remote code to be executed anonymously, allowing unauthenticated attackers to take over the various machines with root privileges.
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On December 18, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) version 1912 was released. Following a little guide to the update to the latest version.
Link to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Documentation
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A few days ago, Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Version 1912 was published. Below an introduction to WEM and a guide to upgrade to version 1912.
Link to Citrix Documents Site
Workspace Environment Management is a Performance Management and UEM (User Environment Management) tool from Citrix. It is licensed to all customers with Virtual Apps/Virtual Desktop Advanced and Premium (formerly XenApp/XenDesktop Enterprise and Platinum) Versions, as well as an active customer success services.
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The new Long Term Service Release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is now available. It contains many new features compared to the last Current Release and of course more regarding the last LTSR.
The following new features have been added compared to the last current release.
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