Support for Citrix and RDS Environments
Support for the desktop Teams application to be installed directly into Program Files and not into the users AppData.
Currently this method is not viable for a RDS environment such as Citrix or Horizon View.
Download the .msi file for teams from microsoft and install with the following 1liner:
msiexec /i [pathtomsi] ALLUSERS=1
This will install to the programfiles directory
Mohammed Rauf commented
There has been no updates or suggestions from Microsoft, but we have tested using MS FSLogix - Office 365 container over network share and have seen good results. You still need to provide additonal storage but the logon speed has improved. We have currently enabled RDS desktop with FSLogix for UAT and are awaiting results.
This still is a workaround (expected Teams to install in program files) but Microsoft should proactively suggest this for remote desktop users.
A large section of our business runs on RDS so this means we can't roll out Teams effectively until the issue is addressed
Mohammed Rauf commented
This request is very critical as we cannot have the application installed on each users AppData which sits in the roaming profile. Imagine the logon delay for the users every morning and the storage requirements. We use Microsoft RDS.
We have stalled our teams roll-out for over two years due to this inability. Please expedite this . Surprised why Microsoft is unable to get this sorted.
Your recent release as below does not help at all.
Think it will also work for RDS ?
Alex tech commented
We are heavily using RDS for our customers, Microsoft needs to support this!
HI, this is a blocking issue for TEAMS deployment in Bouygues Telecom
Also running RDS so can't use it and it is a huge memory hog.... 500Mb per user ...not good.
Biggest hurdle apart from the general performance of the application is still poor.
Chris Gibbs commented
How was this installation method and location even thought of if Microsoft wants Teams to be an enterprise product? Seriously, install into a user's profile???!!
Rajani kanth commented
For regular Operations we would like to have "Microsoft teams" to be available on WTS/Citrix which would help the team,business. Can you think of feasibility and bring this please?
This is a critical thing for us because 75% of our users are on Citrix and cannot use the desktop version of Teams. The web version is missing functionality so until that is resolved we are hampered in adoption of Teams!
Ewald Bracko commented
This means especially: No install into the user profile folder!
User profiles are meant to hold user-specific configuration settings and temporary user data (like application cache files) ONLY!
Teams should store all user specific configuration settings either within a subfolder under %AppData% or within the HKCU hive of the Windows registry.
It also means: The admins need to have full control over the update cycles.
It's fine to update the application install folder as long as there are no registry manipulations involved and the updates are limited to that folder only.
However, the update mechanism has to verify that no instance of Teams runs at that time, otherwise the update process has to be delayed.