Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 available now!

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What’s New in XenDesktop 5.6

XenDesktop 5.6 includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • Personal vDisk – This feature is a personalization solution for virtual desktops. Two new types of catalog allow you to preserve the assignment of users to desktops even when the disk is cleaned at restart; the same user is assigned the same desktop for later sessions. The new catalogs are pooled with personal vDisk (for pooled-static virtual desktops) that you manage with Desktop Studio and streamed with personal vDisk that you manage with Provisioning Services. In addition, a dedicated storage disk is created, before logon, so users can store their data on the desktop, including any applications they install. For background information on this feature, see About Personal vDisks.New commands have also been added to the XenDesktop Software Development Kit (SDK) to support this feature.
  • System Center support – XenDesktop now supports Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Virtual Desktop Agent – A new version of the Virtual Desktop Agent fixes issues in the version included with XenDesktop 5.5.
  • Citrix Licensing – Citrix Licensing 11.10 lets you assign access to the License Administration Console using Active Directory Users and Groups.
  • Desktop Director – Desktop Director 2.1 supports personal vDisks and contains fixes since the last release. For more information, see the Desktop Director documentation.
  • Fixed issues – For information on the issues that have been fixed in this release, see CTX124164.



Important XenDesktop 5.5 update launched by Citrix

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Citrix has launched the XenDesktop 5.5 update rollup for x64 and x86 agents.
Update name: Rollup XD550VDAWX64100 (Version 5.5.100) – For Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent Core Services x64 and Rollup XD550VDAWX86100 (Version 5.5.100) – For Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent Core Services x86

The update applies to the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
  • Windows Vista (non-Aero) Service Pack 2 or later
  • Windows 7

This rollup introduces the following fixes that have not been previously released:

HDX 3D Pro Printing
HDX MediaStream Site Administration
HDX Plug and Play Session/Connection
Installing, Uninstalling, Upgrading Smart Cards
Logon/Authentication System Exceptions

See for more information: 
x64 http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130968 
x86 http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130966


Ferdinand Feenstra



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