MS12-020 and Citrix XenDesktop

Last Tuesday Microsoft has released a critical hotfix affecting Remote Desktop Services for versions of Windows commonly used as part XenDesktop and XenApp environments. Microsoft is strongly recommending that customers apply this immediately.

Click here for more information about this patch.

Citrix has tested this patch with XenApp and XenDesktop, and is listed in the Microsoft Security Patch Validation Report for March 2012.

Microsoft’s March 2012 security updates have passed Citrix testing (the updates are listed below). The testing is not all-inclusive; all tests are executed against English only environments and issues may still be found upon implementation. Follow best practices for testing and installing software updates/patches in a development environment before implementing the updates in a production environment.

Where applicable, the updates were tested on Microsoft Windows XP, Window Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 platforms with Citrix Presentation Server / XenApp and other Citrix products.

DNS Server 2647170 MS12-017
Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers 2641653 MS12-018
DirectWrite 2665364 MS12-019
Remote Desktop 2671387 MS12-020

Note: Following patches were not selected for validation

Visual Studio 2651019 MS12-021
Expression Design 2651018 MS12-022

For the actual report on the Citrix website please click here.

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