Release: Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.3

At the beginning of June, Citrix announced version 5.3 of all-in-one Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution VDI-in-a-Box. Now Citrix has released version 5.3.

Version 5.3 will share technologies with XenDesktop 7, which was also released recently. Version 5.3 will provide full Windows 8 support with HDX connections, personal desktops (PVD) on Windows 8, Single Sign-On for remote users through Citrix NetScaler/Access Gateway, and a new wizard-based SSL certificate installation and management.


Version 5.3 provides the following new features as detailed here:

  • Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 as a virtual desktop
  • Support for the VHDX virtual file format on Windows Server 2012
  • Support for personal vDisks on Windows 8
  • Support for the latest version of the XenServer (including version 6.2), vSphere and Hyper-V hypervisors
  • Single sign-on support from Citrix Access Gateway
  • Integration with AppController
  • SSL certificate installation user interface
  • Universal Print Server