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Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 1909

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1909.

Release is now available for download, September 19, 2019.

Citrix Virtual Apps (former name: XenApp) Citrix Virtual Desktop (former name: XenDesktop)

Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:

  • Director 1909
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 1909 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 1909 for Linux
  • Citrix Licensing 11.16
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 1909
  • Storefront 1909
  • Provisioning 1909
  • Profile Management 1909
  • Workspace Environment Management 1909
  • Session Recording 1909
  • Workspace App 1909 for Linux
  • Workspace App 1909 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 1909 for Android
  • Workspace App 1909 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 1909 for ChromeOS

What’s new in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1909

This product release includes the following new, modified, and enhanced features.

Install and upgrade: VDAs no longer supported on x86 Windows 10 OSs

As of this release, installing or upgrading VDAs on Windows 10 is valid only on x64 OSs. Windows 10 x86 OSs are not supported.

If you want to upgrade an earlier VDA on an x86 Windows 10 machine (and your hardware supports x64), reimage the machine to an x64 OS and then install the latest VDA.

If you must continue using the x86 machine, use the 1906.2.0 VDA, which is available on the VDA download pages.

Install and upgrade: Delivery Controller hardware check

When you install or upgrade a Delivery Controller, the hardware is checked. The installer (or log) informs you if the machine has less than the recommended amount of RAM (5 GB), which could affect site stability. If you’re using the command-line interface, the installation ends.

  • Graphical interface:
    • Recommended: Stop the installation. Add more RAM to the machine and then start the installation again.
    • Alternatively, continue with the installation. The site might have stability issues.
  • Command-line interface:
    • Recommended: Add more RAM to the server and then run the command again.
    • Alternatively, run the command again with the /ignore_hw_check_failure option to override the warning. Your site might have stability issues.

For more information, see Hardware check.

Install and upgrade: Database scripts with preferred rights (PowerShell only)

In enterprise environments, database setup includes scripts that must be handled by different teams with different roles: securityadmin or db_owner. By default, one script contains all tasks, which require different rights.

Using PowerShell, you can now specify the preferred database rights. (This feature is not available in Studio, which supports only the default behavior.)

Specifying a nondefault value results in separate scripts being created. One script contains tasks that require the securityadmin role. The other script requires only db_owner rights, and can be run by a Citrix administrator without having to contact a database administrator.

For details, see Preferred database rights scripts.

Install and upgrade: Prompt for restart when installing core components from the full-product ISO

When installing or upgrading core components (Delivery Controller, Studio, License Server, Director, StoreFront) from the full-product ISO, if the Citrix installer detects that a restart is pending from a previous Windows installation on the machine, the installer stops with exit/return code 9. You are prompted to restart the machine.

This is not a Citrix forced restart. It is due to other components installed earlier on the machine. If this occurs, restart the machine and then launch the Citrix installer again.

Install and upgrade: New registry key to turn off automatic cleanup of App-V packages

A registry key has been added during installation to turn off the automatic cleanup of certain packages. The key is located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\AppV\Features. Cleanup is disabled by default and occurs only if you change the value of the key to true (“1”) and no publishing servers are registered with the machine.

Machine catalogs: Tags (PowerShell only)

You can now use PowerShell to apply tags to machine catalogs. For details, see Tags on machine catalogs.

Delivery Groups: Restart schedule maximum delay timer (PowerShell only)

If a scheduled restart of machines in a Delivery Group doesn’t begin because of a site database outage, you can specify how long to wait beyond the scheduled start time. If the database connection is restored during that interval, the restarts begin. If the connection isn’t restored during that interval, the restarts don’t begin.

For details, see Scheduled restarts delayed due to database outage.

Power manage machines in a Delivery Group: Enhanced power policy

In earlier releases, a VDI machine transitioning to a time period where an action (disconnect action=“Suspend” or “Shutdown”) was required remained powered on. This scenario occurred if the machine disconnected during a time period (peak or off-peak times) where no action (disconnect action=“Nothing”) was required.

Starting with this release, the machine is suspended or powered off when the specified disconnection time elapses, depending on the disconnect action configured for the destination time period. For details, see Power manage VDI machines transitioning to a different time period with disconnected sessions.

Citrix Scout

The health checks feature in Citrix Scout has been enhanced:

  • You can now run health checks on Citrix License Servers and StoreFront servers.
  • Configuration checks now run on Delivery Controllers.

For details, see Citrix Scout.

SDK: Installed as PowerShell module and snap-in

The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK now installs as both a PowerShell snap-in and a PowerShell module.

With the addition of the module functionality, you can use this SDK’s cmdlets without a preceding Add-PSSnapin (or asnp) cmdlet.

For associated components’ SDKs (such as Citrix Licensing, Citrix Provisioning, and StoreFront) that install only as a snap-in, using their cmdlets still requires a preceding Add-PSSnapin (or asnp).

Citrix Studio 1909

Operating system name changes

Operating system names on the Create Machine Catalog > Machine Catalog Setup > Operating System page have changed:

  • Multi-session OS (formerly Server OS):

    The multi-session OS machine catalog provides hosted shared desktops for a large-scale deployment of standardized Windows multi-session or Linux OS machines.
  • Single session OS (formerly Desktop OS):

    The single session OS machine catalog provides VDI desktops ideal for a variety of different users.

Citrix Director 1909

Operating system name changes

Operating system names on the Director pages have changed:

  • Multi-session OS (formerly Server OS)
  • Single session OS (formerly Desktop OS)

Configure on-prem Sites with Citrix Analytics for Performance

You can now configure your on-prem Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site with Citrix Analytics for Performance (currently under Limited Technical Preview) to access advanced performance analytics and actionable insights.

Ensure that you have an activated Citrix Cloud account. To connect your Site to Citrix Analytics for Performance, follow a simple process starting from the Analytics tab in Director. A unique registration code is generated to help register your Site with Citrix Cloud. After registration, you can view the analytics related to the performance of your Site on the Citrix Analytics for Performance dashboard. This feature is available on Delivery Controller and VDAs version 1906 or later. For more information, see the Configure on-premises Sites with Citrix Analytics for Performance article.

Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) 1909 for Windows Desktop/Server OS.

Version 1909 of the VDA for Windows Server OS and the VDA for Windows Desktop OS includes the following enhancements (in addition to the VDA installation and upgrade items listed previously in this article):

Support for AMD hardware encoding

We now support AMD hardware encoding with VDAs for Desktop OS. For more information, see “AMD” in the Use hardware encoding for video section.

Enhanced session reliability logging capability

Several new session reliability event logging messages have been added in this release. The messages are in the Windows event logs. You can use these log messages to help diagnose network issues.

Bidirectional content redirection

You can now link different groups of URLs to different specified published applications instead of to only one published application. This enhancement requires Citrix Workspace app 1909 for Windows. For information about the client-side bidirectional content redirection configuration on the Citrix Workspace app, see Bidirectional content redirection in the Citrix Workspace app for Windows documentation. For information about he server-side configuration, see Bidirectional content redirection policy settings.

Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) 1909 for Linux

Version 1909 of the Linux VDA includes the following new feature and enhancements:

Protocol information is available for Linux sessions in Citrix Director

You can now view the transport protocol of a Linux session in the Session Details panel of Citrix Director. The protocol appears as UDP or TCP. For more information, see Monitor Linux sessions in Citrix Director.

image of transport protocol of a Linux session

MCS enhancement

Starting with this release, you can customize configuration files on MCS-created VMs by updating relevant configuration templates on the template VM. For more information, see Use MCS to create Linux VMs.

Citrix Licensing 11.16

Citrix Licensing 11.16 contains new features and fixed and known issues

Apache upgrade:

The Citrix Licensing Manager and the Citrix License Administration Console have been upgraded to Apache version 2.4.39.

Citrix Federated Authentication Service 1909

Citrix Federated Authentication Service (FAS) 1909 contains new features.

FAS administration console

The Federated Authentication Service (FAS) administration console has been enhanced and its interface has been refreshed. FAS product documentation has been updated accordingly. Functional improvements to the administration console include the ability to:

  • configure multiple CAs from within the console (previously this was PowerShell only),
  • reauthorize FAS with a new registration authority certificate from within the console (previously this was PowerShell only),
  • display the registration authority certificate FAS is configured with, and display a warning if the registration authority certificate has expired or is close to expiry,
  • contact CAs in-parallel (which improves responsiveness).

The built-in documentation which was previously installed with FAS has been removed. Refer to this online documentation instead.

FAS error correlation ID

Event log errors relating to FAS, logged on StoreFront or the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA), now include a correlation ID. You can use the ID to find the corresponding event on the FAS server (which may contain more detailed error information) to help troubleshooting.

Citrix Storefront 1909

StoreFront 1909 includes the following new features. For information about bug fixes, see Fixed issues.

Certificate revocation checking

From this release, StoreFront supports certificate revocation checking using CRL Distribution Point (CDP) extensions within certificates and locally installed certificate revocation lists (CRLs).

When a revoked certificate is found in the CLR, StoreFront stops enumerating resources from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops delivery controllers which use that certificate. This capability allows your StoreFront to check for revoked certificates in your Citrix deployment if, for example, the private key or CA is compromised, or if certificate affiliation is changed, or if a certificate is superseded.

You enable certificate revocation checking by setting a new -CertRevocationPolicy option using Citrix Storefront PowerShell cmdlets. For more information regarding the cmdlets and the settings available, see the article Certificate Revocation List (CRL) checking. For full details of the updated Citrix Storefront PowerShell cmdlets, see Citrix StoreFront SDK PowerShell Modules.

StoreFront SDK PowerShell Modules updated

The Citrix StoreFront SDK PowerShell Modules are updated and republished as version 1909. Changes include new PowerShell cmdlets to support Certificate Revocation List (CRL) checking. See Citrix StoreFront SDK PowerShell Modules.

Citrix Provisioning 1909

Support for multiple zones in the catalog creation process

Citrix Provisioning 1909 adds support for multiple zones in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Setup and Export Devices wizards. In previous releases, the wizards created catalogs and placed them in the Primary Zone by default. This behavior occurred for both the Citrix Cloud and On-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop DDC.

To correct the catalog locations and assign them to appropriate secondary zones, manually issue the Citrix Broker PowerShell cmdlet from the Citrix Provisioning console machine:

Set-BrokerCatalog-Name <CatalogName> -ZoneUid <GuidOfSecondaryZone>

The following image illustrates how a Set-BrokerCatalog PowerShell cmdlet was issued with the -ZoneUid parameter:

Citrix Provisioning Imaging Wizard Microsoft Volume Licensing

To correct the catalog locations and assign them to appropriate secondary zones, manually issue the Citrix Broker PowerShell cmdlet from the Citrix Provisioning console machine:

The following image illustrates the catalog preferences you can configure as part of both the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops wizard and the Citrix Provisioning Devices Export wizard. Instead of asking you to select a zone, both wizards automatically create the catalog in the zone of the hosting unit or hosting connection chosen in the earlier setup screen.

Citrix Provisioning Imaging Wizard Microsoft Volume Licensing

Target device operation and performance statistics

This release of Citrix Provisioning introduces updates to target device operations and performance statistics. Updates include:

  • a WMI provider for static information about the target device.
  • a performance counter provider for dynamic information about the target device.
  • an external application running on the target device or the remote machine. This application queries objects using a WMI API to determine if they are running on a provisioned target and to gather information related to the configuration and state of the device.

As part of the standard Citrix Provisioning target device installation, a WMI provider DLL is installed and registered on each provisioned target device. This DLL obtains target device information from the BNIStack driver.

How it works

The provider creates the PVS_Target and PVS_VDisk WMI objects in the root/Citrix/PVS namespace. Each provisioned target device has a single instance of the PVS_Target object. The PVS_Target objectprovides information about the installed Citrix Provisioning version, and statistics for the latest boot operation.

If no instance of PVS_Target exists when the WMI provider queries the target device, either the device is not a Citrix Provision target device, or it is running an older Citrix Provisioning version of the target device software.

The PVS_Target object

The following table provides information about the PVS_Target object:

Item nameTypeUnitDescription
Target_Software_VersionStringPVS target version
Boot_Time_In_SecIntsecondsThe number of seconds elapsed during the boot phases of the operating system
Boot_Retry_CountIntRetry count during boot
Boot_Bytes_Read_MBIntMBNumber of bytes read during boot
Boot_Retry_Written_MBIntMBNumber of bytes written during boot

The PVS_VDisk object

One instance of the PVS_VDisk object exists on the provisioned target device. This object contains information about the virtual disk, the write cache mode and cache disk size.

The table below provides information about the PVS_VDisk object:

Item nameTypeUnitDescription
VDisk_NameStringVirtual disk file name
Write_Cache_TypeStringWrite cache type being used
Write_Cache_Volume_SizeIntMBConfigured write cache volume size
Boot_FromStringBoot from virtual disk or local hard disk
Write_Cache_Volume_Drive_LetterStringWrite cache volume drive letter

Updated performance counters

Citrix Provisioning includes an updated performance counter that is automatically installed and registered on each provisioned target device.

Performance counters

The BNIStack driver provides the following new performance counters:

Counter nameTypeDescription
UDP retryperf_counter_counterPVS UDP retry count
Server reconnectperf_counter_counterPVS server reconnect count

Consider the following:

  • The provisioned target device installer registers the WMI and performance counter providers. No additional installation options require configuration on the provisioned target device.
  • The current CVhdMp performance counter provider only supports VHDX for target devices using Device RAM with overflow on local hard drive.

Performance counters provided by the CVhdMp driver

  • use the Citrix Provisioning Imaging Wizard. In the Microsoft Volume Licensing screen, click the appropriate license management option for the virtual disk. Click the Key Management Service (KMS)radio button, then click the Accelerated Office Activation check box. Select Next to apply the configuration change to the virtual disk and continue configuring it.
Counter nameTypeDescription
File bytesperf_counter_large_rawcountThe VHDX file size
File reads/secperf_counter_counterThe rate of reads from VHDX file in operations per second
File writes/secperf_counter_counterThe rate of writes to VHDX file in operations per second
File read bytes/secperf_counter_bulk_countThe rate of reads from VHDX file in bytes per second
File write bytes/secperf_counter_bulk_countThe rate of writes from VHDX file in bytes per second
RAM cache typesperf_counter_large_rawcountThe amount of memory used by RAM cache
RAM reads/secperf_counter_counterThe rate of reads from RAM cache in operations per second
RAM writes/secperf_counter_counterThe rate of writes to RAM cache in operations per second
RAM read bytes/secperf_counter_bulk_countThe rate of reads from RAM cache in bytes per second
RAM write bytes/secperf_counter_bulk_countThe rate of writes to RAM cache in bytes per second
Parent reads/secperf_counter_counterThe rate of reads from parent in operations per second
Parent read bytes/secperf_counter_bulk_countThe rate of reads from parent in bytes per second

Continued support for Citrix Hypervisor 8.0

This release provides continued experimental support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI virtual machine (VM) provisioning on Citrix Hypervisor 8.0. Citrix Hypervisor is the complete server virtualization platform from Citrix. You can use Citrix Hypervisor to create and manage a deployment of virtual x86 computers running on Xen. See the Citrix Hypervisor documentation for more information.

Consider the following when using this functionality:

  • Windows guest operating system UEFI boot on a provisioned virtual machine is an experimental feature. For more information, see Experimental features.

Known limitations include:

  • UEFI VM with NVRAM
  • Citrix Provisioning Accelerator with UEFI VM on Citrix Hypervisor 8.0

Support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019

This release includes support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2019.

Citrix Profile Management 1909

This version includes the following enhancements and addresses several issues to improve the user experience.

Migrate user store

Starting with this release, Profile Management provides a solution to migrate your user store. Implemented as a policy, this feature can be useful in cases where you want to migrate your user store to a more scalable file server. With this feature, you specify the path to the folder where the user settings were previously saved. After the changes to the policy settings take effect, the user settings stored in the previous user store are migrated to the current user store. The current user store is specified in the Path to user store policy. For more information, see Migrate user store.

Automatic migration of existing application profiles

Profile Management can now migrate existing application profiles automatically. Implemented as a policy, this feature can be useful in cases where you want to migrate your application profiles across different operating systems. For more information, see Automatic migration of existing application profiles.

Enable native Outlook search experience

This release includes the following enhancement to the Enable search index roaming for Outlook feature. Profile Management now automatically saves a backup of the last known good copy of the search index database. It reverts to the copy in case of corruption. For more information, see Automatic backup and restore of Outlook search index database.

Disable automatic configuration

Profile Management enhances the user experience with the Start menu. It automatically configures the following policies so that the Start menu functions properly without the need to configure them manually:

  • Add “Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches” and “Appdata\Local\Packages” to “Folders to Mirror”
  • Add “Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.Dat*” to “Files to synchronize”

For details, see Disable automatic configuration.

This enhancement also improves the user experience with Microsoft Edge. As a result, settings associated with home page, favorites, and reading list can roam with user profiles.

Citrix Workspace Environment Management 1909

Workspace Environment Management agent installer

This release provides a new, unified Workspace Environment Management (WEM) agent installer. The installer bundles the WEM on-premises and service agents into a single executable. It eliminates the need to configure the ADMX templates and to edit group policies. You can choose to install the agent interactively or use the command line. For more information, see Agent.

The new WEM agent installer also introduces name and installation path changes. The changes include:

Citrix WEM Agent Host ServiceNorskale Agent Host ServiceDisplay name of the WEM agent service (WemAgentSvc) that appears in Windows Services.
WEM Agent ServiceNorskale Agent ServiceLog name that appears in the Windows Event Log.
Citrix.Wem.Agent.Service.exeNorskale Agent Host Service.exeFile name that appears in the agent installation folder.
%ProgramFiles%\Citrix\Workspace Environment Management Agent%ProgramFiles%\Norskale\Norskale Agent HostDefault agent installation path. This change applies only to the default installation path when you perform fresh installation. In case of in-place upgrades, the installation path remains unchanged.

Agent switch

This release introduces the agent switch functionality that lets you switch from the on-premises agent to the service agent. The functionality can be useful in migration use cases where you want to migrate your existing on-premises deployment to the WEM service. It simplifies and expedites the migration process. For more information, see Agent switch.

Infrastructure service

This release includes the following enhancements to the infrastructure service to improve the user experience:

  • The Active Directory (AD) subsystem has been redesigned to improve performance. It can now dynamically blacklist detected dead forests. Dead forests remain in the blacklist unless they are no longer dead two hours later. The infrastructure service does not search for AD objects in forests that are in the blacklist. As a result, some OUs in the blacklisted forests might be missing in the Organizational Units window when you click Add OU from the administration console.
  • The infrastructure service can now cache data related to the configuration set for the agents. As a result, the infrastructure service retrieves data from AD less frequently. This also reduces the time it takes for the agents to retrieve the information from the infrastructure service. Time reduction is particularly noticeable when there are many connected agents.

Infrastructure service configuration

This release introduces the “Enable performance tuning” option on the Advanced Settings tab of the WEM Infrastructure Service Configuration utility. You can now optimize the performance in scenarios where the number of connected agents exceeds a certain threshold (by default, 200). As a result, it takes shorter time for the agent or the administration console to connect to the infrastructure service. This feature is especially useful when the agent or the administration console intermittently disconnects from the infrastructure service. In this scenario, you can set the minimum number of worker threads and asynchronous I/O threads to a greater value. For more information, see Configure the infrastructure service.

Profile Management

Workspace Environment Management now supports all versions of Profile Management through 1909. The following new options are now available on the tabs in the Administration Console > Policies and Profiles > Citrix Profile Management Settings pane:

  • Migrate user store. Available on the Main Citrix Profile Management Settings tab, this option lets you migrate your user store without losing any data.
  • Automatic migration of existing application profiles. Available on the Profile Handling tab, this option lets you automatically migrate existing application profiles.
  • Outlook search index database – backup and restore. Available on the Advanced Settings tab, this option ensures the stability of the Enable search index roaming for Outlook feature.

For more information, see Citrix Profile Management Settings.

Administration console

The user interface of the administration console has changed:

  • An Agent Switch tab is provided in the Advanced Settings > Configuration pane. The tab lets you switch from the on-premises agent to the service agent. For more information, see Agent switch.
  • An “Auto Prevent CPU Spikes” option is provided on the System Optimization > CPU Management > CPU Management Settings tab. You can use this option to automatically reduce the CPU priority of processes that overload your CPU. For more information, see CPU Management.

Support for migrating Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Starting with this release, you can migrate a zip backup of your GPOs to Workspace Environment Management (WEM) service. To do so, click Migrate in the ribbon of the WEM administration console. The Migrate wizard provides the flexibility to migrate your GPOs. You can select Overwrite mode or Convert mode for your migration. The Overwrite mode overwrites existing WEM settings (GPOs) when there are conflicts. The Convert mode converts your GPOs to XML files. Then you can manually import the XML files to WEM using the Restore wizard. Doing so gives you granular control over settings to be imported. For more information, see Ribbon.

Support for exporting and importing Active Directory (AD) objects

As of this release, Workspace Environment Management service adds support for exporting and importing AD objects using the administration console. To export AD objects, use the Backup wizard, where the Active Directory (AD) objects option is provided on the Select what to back up page. To import AD objects, use the Restore wizard, where the Active Directory (AD) objects option is provided on the Select what to restore page. You can specify which type of AD objects to back up and restore. For more information, see Ribbon.

Citrix Session Recording 1909

This release includes the following new features and enhancements:

Session Recording web player

Starting with this release, Session Recording provides a web player as an experimental feature. The web player lets you use a web browser to view and play back recordings, and configure cache memory for storing recordings while playing. The feature is disabled by default. For more information, see Session Recording web player.

Support for Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops

Session Recording can now record sessions running on the Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops operating system. Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops provides multi-session functionality exclusively for Windows Virtual Desktop and is supported exclusively on Azure.

Recording viewing policy enhancement

Starting with this release, you can configure recording viewing policies in Session Recording Server Properties instead of editing the registry. We have added the Published Applications or Desktop and Delivery Groups or Machines rule criteria so that you can specify whose recordings can be viewed. For more information, see Recording viewing policies.

Citrix Workspace App 1909 for Windows

New installer switch

This release introduces a new installer switch called /forceinstall.

This switch is effective when cleaning up any existing configuration or entries of Citrix Workspace app on the system in the following scenarios:

  • You are upgrading from an unsupported version of Citrix Workspace app.
  • The installation or upgrade is unsuccessful.


/forceinstall switch is the replacement for /rcu switch.

For more information, see Common parameters in the Install section.

Citrix Workspace App 1909 for iOS

iOS 13 support

Citrix Workspace app for iOS is supported on iOS 13.


  • The CR01 app is not supported on iOS 13. If you are using the CR01 app, Citrix recommends that you do not upgrade to iOS 13.
  • In iOS 13, launching sessions from the Safari web browser has changed. For more information, see the help documentation.

On iOS 13, you can now use the X1 Mouse in full desktop mode while in a session, and use it in iOS native mouse mode when you leave the session or leave the app.

Citrix Workspace App 1909 for Linux

What’s new in 1909

Improved UI experience with latest webkit support

In earlier releases, the self-service UI required libwebkitgtk Version 1.0. Since, the webkitgtk version 1.0 is deprecated, most Linux distributions have deprecated support. Going forward, Citrix Workspace App for Linux is dependent on libwebkit2gtk (2.16.6+).

Following are the advantages of the upgrade:

  • Improved UI experience. The webkit2gtk requirement is compatible with Browser Content Redirection feature. Use webkit2gtk version 2.24 and above for a better YouTube viewing experience.
  • The webkit2gtk (version 2.16.6 or above) improves the sign-in experience with respect to layout and time taken to sign-in.
  • The app works better with the newer Linux distribution and is abreast with the latest webkit security fixes.


On some Linux distributions webkit2gtk is not available. Following options help you install it:

  • Build the webkit2gtk from the sources before installing Version 1906.
  • Download the web package from the Downloads page. Only web launches are supported in this package.
  • Move to a newer Linux distribution where webkit2gtk ( 2.16.6+) is supported.

Language support

Citrix Workspace app for Linux is now available in the Dutch language.

VDA Keyboard Layout

The VDA keyboard layout feature helps you use the “VDA” keyboard layout regardless of the client’s keyboard layout. It supports the following types of keyboards: PC/XT 101, 102, 104, 105, 106. To use this feature, modify the KeyboardLayout=(Server Default) section of the wfclient.ini file and relaunch the session.

Secure SaaS with embedded Citrix Secure Browser [Experimental]


To launch the SaaS applications, ensure libgtkglext1 package is available.

Secure access to SaaS applications provides a unified user experience that delivers published SaaS applications to the users. SaaS apps are available with single sign-on. Administrators can now protect the organization’s network and end-user devices from malware and data leaks by filtering access to specific websites and website categories.

Citrix Workspace app for Linux support the use of SaaS apps using the Access Control Service. The service enables administrators to provide a cohesive experience, integrating single sign-on, and content inspection.

Delivering SaaS apps from the cloud has the following benefits:

  • Simple configuration – Easy to operate, update, and consume.
  • Single sign-on – Hassle-free log on with single sign-on.
  • Standard template for different apps – Template-based configuration of popular apps.

NOTE:SaaS with Citrix Embedded Browser is supported only on x64 and x86 platforms. ARMHF is not supported.

For information on how to configure SaaS apps using Access Control Services, see the Access Control documentation.

For more information about SaaS apps with Citrix Workspace app, see Workspace configuration in in Citrix Workspace app for Windows documentation.

Citrix Workspace App 1906 for Android

Support for configuration using Google policy

With Citrix Workspace app Version 1909 for Android, you can configure Citrix Workspace app from the Google Admin Console using Google policy. This feature is supported on Chromebook devices only.

Using Google policy, you can add one or more stores by adding the store URL.

For more information, see Google Policy.

EDT MSS stack parameter

Citrix Workspace app for Android now supports the custom EDT MSS stack parameter.

For more information, see Knowledge Center article CTX231821.

Citrix Workspace App 1906 for Chrome

What’s new in 1906

Support for high DPI client scaling for app sessions

Starting in this release, Citrix Workspace app for Chrome allows the operating system to control the resolution of an app session. Citrix Workspace app for Chrome supports high DPI client scaling for app sessions on a single monitor. Earlier versions of Citrix Workspace app for Chrome allowed the operating system to control the resolution of desktop sessions only. For more information, see DPI scaling.

Citrix Workspace App 1906 for HTML5

Support for DPI scaling

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app for HTML5 supports DPI scaling for app and desktop sessions on a single monitor. It lets you set the VDA resolution on the monitors that have a high pixel ratio. When you set the resolution correctly on the VDA, blurry text becomes crisper. For more information about DPI scaling, see DPI scaling.


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