OVD Release Notes 2.8.0 - Inuvika Minor Release

OVD Release Notes 2.8.0

Note: The following is a summary of the OVD 2.8.0 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 2.8.0

Inuvika OVD Enterprise 2.8.0 is a minor release that introduces new features, minor UI improvements, compatibility improvements, maintenance fixes, and changes in Operating System support for application servers.

What's New

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.

For more details, please refer to the Changelog at the bottom of the page.

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.

Administrators create notices in an intuitive message editor, with the option of adding HTML formatting and customizable responses to prompt action by the recipient. Alert notices are presented to users during an active session, or the next time a user starts a new session.

Additional features include:

  • Present notices within a dialog box or as a full-screen with mandatory acknowledgment requirement.
  • "Always on top" option ensures messages cannot be overlooked by users.
  • Send out a message immediately, or schedule it at a later date.
  • Assign different levels of importance to the message (E.g. Information, System Issue, Critical, etc.)
  • Track essential statistics, including which users have received and replied to messages.
  • View statistics on a graphical dashboard in the Admin console, with the option to export them in a report.
  • Archive messages and their related statistics for data compliance purposes.
  • Works with every OVD client in all user modes (Portal, Desktop, and App mode).

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.

  • Supports all forms of user login
  • Fully compatible with Domain Forests
  • Works with single or multi-tenant configurations

Microsoft Windows Server 2019

OVD 2.8.0 introduces support for Windows Server 2019.

UI Improvements

  • Higher resolution icons for modern device screens
  • Updated Linux desktop theme when presenting a shared Linux desktop

New Default Security Settings for ESG

The security setting for the ESG now defaults to the use of the TLSv1.2 cryptographic protocol or later. OVD 2.8.x no longer supports the use of SSLv3, TLSv1.0, or TLSv1.1 as the default configuration.

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 2.8.0 follow the steps outlined in the full OVD 2.8.0 Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com.



  • IVD-1985 - ESG Support Outdated Cryptographic Protocol (SSL3)
  • IVD-2575 - EDC Pilot Mode: virtual channels don't work with mstsc
  • IVD-2725 - Shift-Click or Ctrl-Click can block the Ctrl or Shift keys
  • IVD-2929 - Application usage reports - data is missing even if sessions were run with applications
  • IVD-2985 - Session Manager empty configuration if requested exactly while another process is saving some settings
  • IVD-2990 - SessionManager purges sessions if one OVD server is not able to answer one request
  • IVD-3015 - When sessions are not correctly destroyed, the General Reporting is wrong
  • IVD-3024 - Copy&Paste doesn't work properly for Excel (locally) using the EDC for macOS
  • IVD-3113 - User and Admin login created using admin console or the API are not validated
  • IVD-3131 - "Logout" action in Linux application menu is not translated
  • IVD-3223 - OvdDesktop issue at session end on capacity scenario on Windows 2016
  • IVD-3267 - EDC is not compatible with libssl 1.1.1
  • IVD-3366 - Unable to start a Full-AD session within a forest
  • IVD-3386 - EDC on Windows - Windows key sticking after locking windows workstation
  • IVD-3394 - Unable to start a Windows session when Windows APS defines a password policy
  • IVD-3395 - Unable to select tenant "undefined"
  • IVD-3399 - The max open file limit used by rufs is less than samba
  • IVD-3401 - Windows APS crash on monitoring
  • IVD-3404 - Unable to start a session in Full-AD with a brand new user (logon_count=0)
  • IVD-3405 - OVD FS can't persist a pinned app on the taskbar
  • IVD-3406 - Unable to have user search result for some filters using AD
  • IVD-3419 - Unable to delete a tenant when DB contains application usage report for this tenant
  • IVD-3422 - Multi-tenant issues with the Wnos client
  • IVD-3440 - The "+" key is a "=" using the numeric pad on the EDC for the AS400 app
  • IVD-3445 - OWA on Windows - Can't type "@, €, [,{,..." using AltGr
  • IVD-3480 - Message status is not visible on message details page
  • IVD-3489 - Page does not stay in the correct position after save
  • IVD-3495 - Unable to schedule a message
  • IVD-3496 - Can publish a message with no content
  • IVD-3497 - Message name and description overlap in display
  • IVD-3511 - UPN can login when configure "Use Active Directory sAMAccountName as user login name" in Active Directory Integration
  • IVD-3516 - Should not be able to schedule a message in the past
  • IVD-3523 - Messaging not installed on Windows ApS when using MSI
  • IVD-3560 - Have to manually restart apache when upgrading from 2.7.3 to 2.8
  • IVD-3567 - Notifications don't work using a local mail server
  • IVD-3591 - On Windows server 2019, it is not possible to access the directory 3D Object
  • IVD-3603 - Tenant Admin is not allowed to perform actions


  • IVD-660 - Change the default application icons from the Linux and Windows logo to a generic application icon
  • IVD-928 - Change FileServer folders path for having a less confusing path and better Linux standard
  • IVD-1369 - Improve the quality of icons used in OVD.
  • IVD-2919 - Review Active Directory integration between SamAccountName and UserPrincipalName
  • IVD-3027 - Implement a new messaging system
  • IVD-3203 - Add filter to the Administration Actions Log (by org/global)
  • IVD-3217 - Drop support of Windows Server 2008R2
  • IVD-3218 - Windows Server 2019 Support
  • IVD-3408 - Change AD child groups setting to be enabled by default
  • IVD-3515 - Improve Multi-Tenant integration with AD forests
  • IVD-3554 - Improve Linux desktop theme
  • IVD-3601 - OWA customization improvement for copy&paste icon


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