XenApp 5.0 on 2008 R2? Citrix says: not yet!

September 16, 2009

Although some customers and Microsoft partners already have access to RTM version of Windows server 2008 R2, this OS version from the Redmond’s software house is still not supported for XenApp 5.0 installation.

Probably R2 is going to be much more commonly used than Windows Server 2008 but Citrix officially declared that there’s no workaround, simply “Server 2008 R2 will be supported in a future Citrix release”, as you can read here.

It seems very strange that there’s no official roadmap for it, considering the hystorical strong collaboration between Citrix and MS. I read in this post from Rene Vester’s blogsite that probably the compatibility issues are due to the Remote Desktop 7, one of the new features of R2.

It means that we will patiently wait for any Rollup Hotfix or Feature Pack in order to try XenApp 5 on 2008 R2 operating system.



  1. A little update about this post.
    I was wondering about it seems there wasn’t a roadmap for XenApp 5.0 on Windows 2008 R2 yet; surfing in the Citrix Community Blog I’ve found that Citrix is working to ensure full compatibility with the latest Microsoft products.
    Feature Pack 2 for XenApp 5, that give support for Windows 7, is coming soon and “Citrix expects to release a final version of XenApp on Windows Server R2 in the first half of 2010”. There is also the option to register yourself to avoid waiting so long and try the XenApp for Windows Server 2008 R2 Tech Preview release.
    To learn more and pre-register yourself, you can visit this site.

  2. […] was purpose-built for Windows Server 2008 R2, after the previous XenApp version, as you can read in this my previous post, has resulted not compatible with this OS mainly because of its new RDP protocol. Today Citrix also […]

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