WEM 2112 UPDATE AVAILABLE

Intro

Happy holidays! Citrix has released the last WEM version of 2021 as an early Christmas present. You can download the new version here (requires Platinum/Premium licenses and login to Citrix.com). I’ve provided the release notes below.

What’s new in 2112

Workspace Environment Management 2112 includes the following new features. For information about bug fixes, see Fixed issues.

Privilege elevation

This release introduces the privilege elevation feature. The feature lets you elevate the privileges of non-administrative users to an administrator level necessary for some executables. As a result, those users can start those executables as if they are members of the administrators group.

You can configure privilege elevation using two types of rules: executable rules and Windows installer rules. You can configure how a rule behaves according to the type of the operating system. You can also configure whether a rule takes effect at a particular point in time or within a time range. You assign a rule on a per user or per user group basis.

For more information, see Privilege elevation. For more information, see Privilege elevation.

Support for optimizing multi-session OS machines

Multi-session OS machines are used to run multiple sessions from a single machine to deliver desktops and applications to users. A disconnected session remains active and its applications continue to run. The disconnected session can consume resources needed for connected desktops and applications that run on the same machine. With this feature, you can optimize multi-session OS machines where disconnected sessions are present. The feature improves the user experience of connected sessions by limiting the number of resources disconnected sessions can consume. For more information, see Multi-session Optimization.

Administration console

The administration console user interface has changed:

  • In System Optimization, there is a new Multi-session Optimization node. On the node, there is a new Multi-session Optimization tab for you to configure settings designed to optimize multi-session OS machines with disconnected sessions.
  • In Security, there is a new Privilege Elevation node. On the node, there is a Privilege Elevation tab for controlling whether to enable the feature and to apply global settings. Below the node, there are two subnodes:
    • Executable Rules with a Privilege Elevation tab where you can apply privilege elevation using executable rules.
    • Windows Installer Rules with a Privilege Elevation tab where you can apply privilege elevation using Windows installer rules.

Deprecation

Click here to see deprecated features.

Thanks for reading,
Alain

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