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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.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also running RDS so can't use it and it is a huge memory hog.... 500Mb per user ...not good.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Biggest hurdle apart from the general performance of the application is still poor.

  • Chris Gibbs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    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?

    Best regards,
    Rajani kanth

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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