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Edge Chromium in Citrix Virtual Apps (Server 2016 or 2019) with a working smart card reader

When installing the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser on a Citrix Virtual Apps worker (tested with VDA 1912 LTSR on Windows Server 2016 or 2019) the Edge browser will not correctly launch

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops startup script in combination with Daylight Saving Time

Why we need a solution

Like in Belgium, lots of regions (mostly Europe and North America) use Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as summer and wintertime. This twice a year time change can cause issues within environments where Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) is used. Citrix has a nice article about this issue: CTX200058 – Provisioning Services and Daylight Saving Time but some extra info might be useful.

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Prevent Windows 10 automated unused Language Pack removal

In Belgium we speak different languages, so our Windows 10 devices are deployed with the native English “en-US” ISO. Together with extra installed Language Packs (LPs), users can change the User Interface language whenever they want. This was working for the last couple of years. (I remember doing this since Windows XP)

In Windows 10 1803 this was still working like expected for our users but since we are recently rolling out Windows 10 1909 we experience a strange thing. Right after the deployment of the machine, users could still modify their UI language, but if the machine is in transit for a couple of days, users can’t change the UI language anymore without downloading it. So what is going on?

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