What is App Masking and what do we need it for?
App Masking minimize the number of Golden Images required, by allowing all applications to be installed in a single Golden Image. The mapping and separation of applications (as well as printers, fonts, office add-ins, Internet Explorer plug-ins, etc.) is done without packaging, sequencing, backend infrastructure or virtualization.
This is achieved by granular access control of the installed applications through App Masking Rules. These rules can be used to completely hide the application in an user runtime, so that it no longer appears in the file system, registry or under programs and features.
Because no additional ressources are required by the system when using the rules, applications run at their native speed.
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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.
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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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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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