OVD Release Notes 2.8.1 - Inuvika Minor Release

OVD Release Notes 2.8.1 Summary

Note: The following is a summary of the OVD 2.8.1 Release Notes.
For detailed instructions on installing or upgrading to OVD 2.8.0, refer to the full Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com
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About OVD Enterprise 2.8.1

Inuvika OVD Enterprise 2.8.1 is a maintenance release that includes a number of fixes for OVD 2.8.0. For more details, please refer to the changelog at the bottom of the page.

About OVD 2.8.0

Inuvika OVD Enterprise 2.8.0 adds a new user alert feature and better integration with Microsoft Active Directory.  It also adds new support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and security improvements for the Enterprise Secure Gateway (ESG) component.

OVD Messaging

2.8.0 includes the ability to send actionable alerts to users from the central Admin console.

Administrators can notify users of important events like planned system downtime, updates to terms of service, or any other issues that users need to know.  OVD Messaging can also be used to survey users for feedback by including multiple response options in the alerts.

Better Integration with Active Directory

OVD Enterprise 2.8.0 improves compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory Domain Forests.  The improvements let OVD Enterprise authenticate users within their subdomains against a master Active Directory Forest, making deployment within multi-domain environments faster, easier, and more secure.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019

OVD 2.8.0 introduces support for Windows Server 2019.

End of support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

OVD 2.8.x no longer supports Windows Server 2008 R2. The change coincides with Microsoft's January 2020 end of Extended Support for the product.

End of Support Scheduled for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

OVD 2.8.x is the last version to support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New Installation


For new installations of Inuvika OVD, follow the instructions outlined in the "Installation and Configuration Guide."   Log into support.inuvika.com to access this guide and other resources.

Update an Existing OVD Farm

To update existing installations of Inuvika OVD to 2.8.1 follow the steps outlined in the full OVD 2.8.1 Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com.

OVD 2.8.1 Changelog


  • IVD-2248 - Linux apps published in Full AD mode are not properly marked as "invalid" in the User Summary page of the OVD Administration Console
  • IVD-3439 - Opera and Chrome on Linux present a privilege issue warning and fail to launch
  • IVD-3500 - Unable to select UK keyboard with the EDC
  • IVD-3531 - PHP errors in Apache log of Session Manager
  • IVD-3644 - Recurrent selenium issue with EL7 environment
  • IVD-3686 -¬†The IVD_1852 automated test fails with timeout under unique conditions
  • IVD-3694 -¬†OVD Slaveserver fails to start / restart under unique conditions
  • IVD-3699 -¬†User profiles, Shared Folders and External Data Storages are visible in the summary page when Full AD is activated
  • IVD-3703 -¬†Concurrency issue in OVD Slave Server reported by automated tests
  • IVD-3706 -¬†EDC issue with switching mode (desktop/applications) between sessions
  • IVD-3714 -¬†Issue with External Data Storage URI templating format ({user})
  • IVD-3718 - Issue with domain detection using host
  • IVD-3721 - The "recursion_max" setting should only be displayed in the AD config page when the "nested_group" is set to "Enable (alternative method)"
  • IVD-3724 - External Storage password visible in the Windows APS logs
  • IVD-3731 - Unable to use a proxy to force X-Forwarded-Host on the OWA and OSM
  • IVD-3742 - Xrdp PAM configuration is missing from Ubuntu package since OVD 2.7
  • IVD-3711 - Implement Weka folders for Windows using NFS fallback

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