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Citrix VDI-in-a-box 5.3

Citrix have released a new version of VDI-in-a-box 5.3 lets cover whats new in this article.

VDI-in-a-Box 5.3 provides you with full Windows 8 support, improved supportability, and an enhanced IT experience.

Full Windows 8 support

Windows 8 support is enriched to include:

  • HDX connection to Windows 8 desktops, with DirectX support and video improvements. Smooth-motion video is now available on any device, over any network connection. Windows 8 is also supported on VDI-in-a-Box 5.2, but only through RDP.
  • Windows 8 personal desktop support. End users can now install applications, change their desktop settings, and store data on their Windows 8 virtual desktops.
  • Full support for Windows Server 2012 VHDX format (in VDI-in-a-Box 5.2, VHDX files are automatically converted to VHD).

Supportability improvements

Use VDI-in-a-Box even more effectively with these improvements in supportability:

  • Single sign-on for remote users connecting through Access Gateway from the VDI-in-a-Box web interface. For details of how to configure single sign-on, seeConfigure secure remote access using Citrix Access Gateway.
  • More specific error messages for end users using the VDI-in-a-Box web interface.
  • Improved image distribution troubleshooting tool.
  • Logging improvements, including centralized log collection for multi-server grids. For details of how to configure centralized log collection, see Collect logs.

Enhanced IT experience

Use VDI-in-a-Box more easily with the following enhancements:

  • Wizard-based SSL certificate installation and management. For details of how to install and manage certificates, see Manage SSL certificates.
  • Support for Citrix XenServer 6.2, which provides increased VM density per server and other performance and scalability enhancements.
  • VDI-in-a-Box now works with XenMobile (Enterprise or App edition). Citrix App Controller provides a single point of access to all your business resources, including virtual desktops, mobile apps, SAAS apps, and data. For more details, see Use Citrix App Controller with VDI-in-a-Box.
  • If you need to update your hypervisor address, you can enter the new address through the server configuration settings in the VDI-in-a-Box user interface. For more details, see Update hypervisor addresses.
  • The Citrix Universal Print Server package (already supported in previous releases of VDI-in-a-Box) is now available directly from the VDI-in-a-Box product download page. Using the Universal Print Server means you do not need to install printer drivers on your images. For further details about printing with VDI-in-a-Box, see Manage printing.
  • End User License Agreement (EULA) now integrated into the setup wizard.


Download Citrix VDI-in-a-box 5.3 here (Require MyCitrix ID)

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