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NoTouch OS 3.5.1 and NoTouch Center 4.5.457 Release Notes

As we head towards September, our next Stratodesk NoTouch release will include a mixture of new features, updates, and improvements, so we’ll discuss these in more detail below. You’ll also notice a change in the build version from 3.4 to 3.5.

NoTouch OS 3.5.1

New Features

  • Support for BeyondTrust (Bomgar) Desktop JumpClient which is delivered as an Extension Module (we have a dedicated knowledge base article for its configuration)
  • Comprehensive deviceTrust integration, who have put together comprehensive configuration guides. The first document covers the deployment of the deviceTRUST configuration in NoTouch and the second document provides Stratodesk-specific parameters that should be configured in the deviceTRUST console
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Desktop integration for MS Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)/Windows 365 client Desktop icons, start menu. We have a dedicated blog post that details all available features for our AVD/Windows 365 client

Updates

  • Citrix: Update Citrix Workspace App to 2307 (23.7.0.17)
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Update MS Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)/Windows 365 client. Please refer to the following blog post for detailed parameter configuration
  • VMware Horizon: Update VMware Horizon View client to 2306-8.10.0-21964631
  • FreeRDP: Update FreeRDP 3.0 to 04fa5b3033 and FreeRDP 2.0 to c3a523823d
  • Kernel 6.2 (k602) updated
  • Support WebEx Meetings VDI to 43.6.5.20 and WebEx Teams VDI up to 43.6.0.26643
  • Pull upstream Linux updates

Improvements

  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Fix the Acceptable-Use-Policy display issue on AVD with multiple monitors
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Update MSAL
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Support Azure U.S. Government cloud
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Teams optimization preview (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Remote App support
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Error message dialog boxes
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Performance improvements and internal refactoring
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Scroll speed now customizable
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): More flexible Azure authentication
  • Large OS infrastructure and OS base layer update [Raspberry Pi]
  • Chromium: Improve vaapi in Chromium
  • Component updates: Gtk, Network Manager, Webkit
  • Major IceWM update
  • Alternative MS RDP/RDS connection mode
  • Run X11 compositor by default
  • Custom lid close action
  • Add pm-utils
  • Update acpid
  • Refactor screen DPI calculation
  • Allow version switching between FreeRDP 2.0 and 3.0
  • Parametrize v4l2v4l2loopback_surface.sh so CAMF can be configured
  • Add parameters to store physical location (GPS/WGS84 decimal coordinates)
  • Update PCSC stack
  • Add ability to set user-defined pcscd command line parameters
  • On first PXE Boot do not run Network Manager
  • Update Dropbear to 2022.83
  • Integrate SSH/SFTP

Fixed Issues

  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Fix start-up issue on Raspberry Pi [Raspberry Pi]

Obsolete functionality

  • Remove defunct TeamViewer integration

Notes

Kernel k515 is still the choice for most hardware. Kernel k602 is for newer hardware. Kernel k604 is recommended for Surface devices.

NoTouch Center 4.5.457

Improvements

  • Introduce group settings-based Firmware Pool URL parameters
  • Sync parameters with OS
  • Improve Websocket connected client count mechanism

Important Notice

We recommend that all customers test new firmware in isolation before deploying it into a production environment. We also recommend that you create a snapshot of your NoTouch Center virtual appliance before deploying new updates.

author avatar
Paul Craddock

NoTouch OS 3.5.1 and NoTouch Center 4.5.457 Release Notes

As we head towards September, our next Stratodesk NoTouch release will include a mixture of new features, updates, and improvements, so we’ll discuss these in more detail below. You’ll also notice a change in the build version from 3.4 to 3.5.

NoTouch OS 3.5.1

New Features

  • Support for BeyondTrust (Bomgar) Desktop JumpClient which is delivered as an Extension Module (we have a dedicated knowledge base article for its configuration)
  • Comprehensive deviceTrust integration, who have put together comprehensive configuration guides. The first document covers the deployment of the deviceTRUST configuration in NoTouch and the second document provides Stratodesk-specific parameters that should be configured in the deviceTRUST console
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Desktop integration for MS Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)/Windows 365 client Desktop icons, start menu. We have a dedicated blog post that details all available features for our AVD/Windows 365 client

Updates

  • Citrix: Update Citrix Workspace App to 2307 (23.7.0.17)
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Update MS Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)/Windows 365 client. Please refer to the following blog post for detailed parameter configuration
  • VMware Horizon: Update VMware Horizon View client to 2306-8.10.0-21964631
  • FreeRDP: Update FreeRDP 3.0 to 04fa5b3033 and FreeRDP 2.0 to c3a523823d
  • Kernel 6.2 (k602) updated
  • Support WebEx Meetings VDI to 43.6.5.20 and WebEx Teams VDI up to 43.6.0.26643
  • Pull upstream Linux updates

Improvements

  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Fix the Acceptable-Use-Policy display issue on AVD with multiple monitors
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Update MSAL
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Support Azure U.S. Government cloud
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Teams optimization preview (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Remote App support
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Error message dialog boxes
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Performance improvements and internal refactoring
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Scroll speed now customizable
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): More flexible Azure authentication
  • Large OS infrastructure and OS base layer update [Raspberry Pi]
  • Chromium: Improve vaapi in Chromium
  • Component updates: Gtk, Network Manager, Webkit
  • Major IceWM update
  • Alternative MS RDP/RDS connection mode
  • Run X11 compositor by default
  • Custom lid close action
  • Add pm-utils
  • Update acpid
  • Refactor screen DPI calculation
  • Allow version switching between FreeRDP 2.0 and 3.0
  • Parametrize v4l2v4l2loopback_surface.sh so CAMF can be configured
  • Add parameters to store physical location (GPS/WGS84 decimal coordinates)
  • Update PCSC stack
  • Add ability to set user-defined pcscd command line parameters
  • On first PXE Boot do not run Network Manager
  • Update Dropbear to 2022.83
  • Integrate SSH/SFTP

Fixed Issues

  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): Fix start-up issue on Raspberry Pi [Raspberry Pi]

Obsolete functionality

  • Remove defunct TeamViewer integration

Notes

Kernel k515 is still the choice for most hardware. Kernel k602 is for newer hardware. Kernel k604 is recommended for Surface devices.

NoTouch Center 4.5.457

Improvements

  • Introduce group settings-based Firmware Pool URL parameters
  • Sync parameters with OS
  • Improve Websocket connected client count mechanism

Important Notice

We recommend that all customers test new firmware in isolation before deploying it into a production environment. We also recommend that you create a snapshot of your NoTouch Center virtual appliance before deploying new updates.

author avatar
Paul Craddock
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