This new version looks good ! This is far way better than the black dark previous one, 5.0 until 5.3. The first I must do every time I’m deploying a Web Interface is to change the template to something a bit brighter…

This version 5.4 bring a “corporate” design and some new functionality :

Updated end user interface. The layout and color scheme for end users has been updated to help improve navigation and readability.

Session sharing for VM hosted applications. The Web Interface now supports session sharing for Virtual Machine (VM) hosted apps. This feature is only available for seamless applications and non-anonymous users.

Multiple desktop access for users. In previous versions of the Web Interface, users could only access a single instance of a desktop per desktop group. Now, users can access multiple instances of desktops in desktop groups. For more information about assigning desktops to users, see the XenDesktop version 5 documentation.

Improved smart card support for Access Gateway. Smart card authentication to the Web Interface is now compatible with more environments. The Web Interface can now accept User Principal Names (UPNs) from Access Gateway as well as the user name and domain. Additionally, the Web Interface has been updated to comply with FIPS. This new functionality can only be used with the pass-through authentication for smart card option and you must be logged on as a domain administrator. For more information about configuring smart card support for Access Gateway, see the Access Gateway documentation.

Ability to set additional default values. Administrators can configure default values for all bandwidth-related settings, such as audio quality, color depth, bandwidth profile, printer mapping, and window size.

ICA File Signing. The Web Interface digitally signs generated ICA files, to allow compatible ICA clients to validate that the file originates from a trusted source.

This is what is announce by Citrix here : Web Interface what’s new on eDocs

Before I begin to dig deeper, here are some screen shots : (more…)

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  • Ralf

    Hi Stephane,

    Do you know if CPS 4/W2K farms are still able to be enumerated through WI 5.4?
    If not what is the latest version of WI that can be used? Am working on CPS4/W2k -> XA6 migration and need to have ability to do multi farm enumeration…can I use Wi 5.4?


    • Hi Ralf,

      You won’t be able to use 5.x version of the Web Interface with W2k DC. I think you must fall back to the 4.6

      Another so.ution would be to add two Datacollectors in W2K3 in your W2k farm, then you’ll be able to use the 5.4

      Of course, as you might know, you need test everythi,g before rolling things out.

      Keep me inform with your choice and how it’s going please, this is interesting !


  • Ralf

    Thanks mate,

    keep you posted!


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