Take control of Patch Tuesday with Citrix AppDNA

Citrix AppDNAHow many time have you tried that applications break, when you roll out Microsoft updates. I bet you have lost count. I am not blaming Microsoft for rolling out bad code. There are a lot of reasons why your applications don’t work. With Citrix AppDNA, you can test all updates before your roll them out.

Citrix AppDNA allows you to import your own Windows image with your specific settings and applications.

  1. Create a new machine with all your settings and tweaks.
  2. Install the Import OS tool from Citrix AppDNA
  3. Import your machine OS into Citrix AppDNA
  4. Select which updates to analyse.

Once you are done, you can see which updates that might cause a problem. When you have found workarounds for these updates, you can install them on your machine. Import the OS again and you are ready for the next batch of updates.

Can I use Citrix AppDNA to analyse updates from other vendors?

Yes. You can also test updates from any other ISV. All you have to do is to import the update into Citrix AppDNA and then test it up against your image.

You can save a lot of time with Citrix AppDNA because you do not need to test updates by hand. If you take the easy path and just roll out all the updates without testing, you will get calls to your helpdesk. With Citrix AppDNA you can test your update automatically and then know which updates you need to hold back and find a workaround for.

Citrix AppDNA is available for customers with Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop Platinum Licenses and can be downloaded from citrix.com.

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