The new current releases of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Workspace Environament Management & Citrix Provisioning are now available. They contains many new features compared to the last LTSR.Continue reading “Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops & WEM 2003 is released”
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).
A user-based installation can be detected very quickly in the User Profile, since data is then located under AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams.
This type of installation in a worker with server operating system has many disadvantages:
- No control over the installed version
- Several different versions possible on the same worker
- Complete data (~1 GB) is stored in the user profile
Recently, I have been involved more and more in projects where Office365 is to be fully implemented in Citrix environments. This means that the customer not only needs the standard Office applications Outlook, Excel and Word, but also wants to use teams and OneDrive.
But this is exactly where we, without additional software, have big problems in non-persistent desktop environments. For example with our profiles (Team Installer stores its data in the profile) or so that the data is downloaded from the Internet every time (excluding OneDrive Sync data in the profile).
However, we have recently been in the fortunate position of being able to use FSLogix “free of charge” for this purpose, if we meet the following requirements:
- Microsoft 365 E3/E5
- Microsoft 365 A3/A5/ Student Use Benefits
- Microsoft 365 F1/F3
- Microsoft 365 Business
- Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
- Windows 10 Education A3/A5
- Windows 10 VDA per user
- Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL)
- Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access License (SAL)
Update of the article to the Workspace Environment Management Version 1906.
In the fourth (and last) part of the series about the WEM Administration Console, I give you an insight into the menu items Administration & Monitoring.
These settings control administrative functions such as delegation, user statistics, and change logging.Continue reading “WEM Administration Console Version 1906 – Part 4 (Administration & Monitoring)”
The new Current Release of WEM is out now. It does not include many new features, but a lot of bug fixes.
A Profile Management health status column is provided on the Administration > Agents > Statistics tab. As of this release, Workspace Environment Management supports performing automated status checks on your agent hosts to determine whether Profile Management is configured optimally. You can view the status in the column.Continue reading “Workspace Environment Management Version 1811 is out now”