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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2003 Released

Updated: Jul 4, 2020

As of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2003, current releases of that product do not support VDAs (machines that deliver apps and desktops) on the following hosts:

  • Amazon Web Services (includes VMware Cloud on AWS)

  • CloudPlatform (refers to the original Citrix software platform)

  • Microsoft Azure (includes Azure Resource Manager and Azure Classic)

What is supported:

  • For Current Release (CR) customers, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 supports the host and virtualization resources listed in each release’s system requirements documentation. For example, the supported hosts for the latest (newest) CR are listed in that release’s system requirements.

  • For Long Term Service Release (LTSR) customers, Citrix continues to support the hosts listed for each of those releases. Some of those LTSRs support VDAs on one or more cloud hosts that are no longer supported on CRs. For example, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR (and its cumulative updates, when released) supports the hosts listed in that release’s system requirements.

The following host/virtualization resources (listed alphabetically) are supported. Where applicable, the major.minor versions are supported, including updates to those versions. Knowledge Center article CTX131239 contains current version information, plus links to known issues.

Some features may not be supported on all host platforms or all platform versions. See the feature documentation for details.

The Remote PC Access Wake on LAN feature requires Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager minimum 2012.

Active Directory functional levels

The following functional levels for the Active Directory forest and domain are supported:

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008



UDP audio for Multi-Stream ICA is supported on Citrix Workspace app for Windows and Citrix Workspace app for Linux 13.

Echo cancellation is supported on Citrix Workspace app for Windows.

See the specific HDX feature support and requirements below. For more information on HDX features and Citrix Workspace apps, see the Feature matrix.

HDX Windows Media delivery

The following clients are supported for Windows Media client-side content fetching, Windows Media redirection, and realtime Windows Media multimedia transcoding: Citrix Workspace app for Windows, Citrix Workspace app for iOS, and Citrix Workspace app for Linux.

To use Windows Media client-side content fetching on Windows 8 devices, set the Citrix Multimedia Redirector as a default program: in Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set your default programs, select Citrix Multimedia Redirector and click either Set this program as default or Choose defaults for this program. GPU transcoding requires an NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPU with Compute Capability 1.1 or higher; see

HDX 3D Pro

The VDA for Windows single-session OS detects the presence of GPU hardware at runtime.

The physical or virtual machine hosting the application can use GPU Passthrough or Virtual GPU (vGPU):

  • GPU Passthrough is available with: Citrix XenServer; Nutanix AHV, VMware vSphere and VMware ESX, where it is referred to as virtual Direct Graphics Acceleration (vDGA);