WEM 2206 UPDATE AVAILABLE

Intro

As we ease into Summer, Citrix has released the new version of WEM – 2206. 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 2206

This release includes the following new features and addresses issues to improve the user experience:

Process hierarchy control

This release introduces the process hierarchy control feature. The feature lets you control whether certain child processes can be started through their parent processes. You create a rule by defining parent processes and then designating an allow list or a block list for their child processes. You then assign the rule on a per user or per user group basis. The following rule types are available:

  • Path. Applies the rule to an executable according to the executable file path.
  • Publisher. Applies the rule according to publisher information.
  • Hash. Applies the rule to identical executables as specified.

For the feature to work, you need to use the AppInfoViewer tool on each agent machine to enable the feature. Every time you use the tool to enable or disable the feature, a machine restart is required. For more information, see Process Hierarchy Control.

Enhancements to memory management

This release includes enhancements to the memory management feature. The feature now provides you with two extra options to perform memory management:

  • Do Not Optimize When Total Available Memory Exceeds (MB). This option lets you specify a threshold below which WEM optimizes memory usage for idle applications.
  • Enable Memory Usage Limit for Specific Processes. This option lets you limit the memory usage of processes by setting upper limits for the memory they can consume.

For more information, see Memory Management.

Administration console

The user interface of the administration console has changed:

  • A new node, Process Hierarchy Control, is now available in Security. The node contains a tab that lets you control whether certain child processes can be started through their parent processes.
  • An option, Do Not Optimize When Total Available Memory Exceeds, is now available in System Optimization > Memory Management > Memory Management. The option lets you specify a threshold limit below which Workspace Environment Management optimizes memory usage for idle applications.
  • A new tab, Memory Usage Limit, is now available in System Optimization > Memory Management. The tab lets you configure memory usage limits for specific processes.

Deprecation

Click here to see deprecated features.

Thanks for reading,
Alain

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