Cloudhouse Application Compatibility Packaging

Migrate any application from any Windows platform to any Windows platform. On premise. On the desktop. In the cloud.

Move apps from unsupported and unsecure operating systems

Cloudhouse Compatibility Packages provide compatibility for Windows 10 and Server 2016 and 2019 operating systems, so that 32-bit business applications that can only run on Windows XP/7/8 and Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 will be compatible with the modern platforms.

Unlike application virtualization or layering solutions, which provide packaging as a means of application-to-application isolation or deployment, Cloudhouse abstracts applications from the underlying platform, isolates their runtimes and provides compatibility for 64-bit desktop, server operating systems, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Office plug-ins.

Cloudhouse Packages make it possible to deploy business applications, without code changes, on to the latest platforms from Microsoft and Citrix.


Move your app from unsupported and unsecure operating systems including

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Auto Packager

Creates Compatibility Packages for applications using install capture and run-time analysis.


Redirections are applied to the application’s file and registry allowing them to run on Windows 10 and Server 2016 and 2019.


Our Compatibility Packages isolate runtimes so only the packaged application uses it and it won’t conflict with versions used by other applications on the server or desktop.


Application to operating system compatibility enables 32-Bit Windows apps written for Windows XP, 7, 8 Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 to run on Windows 10 and Server 2016 and 2019.


Packages are managed and deployed with your existing management tools and processes, so you don’t have to invest in training or infrastructure changes.


Launch your app on the latest supported operating system as though they’re installed natively. Users can start their application through the Start Menu, shortcuts and file type associations. Admins can publish with Citrix XenApp or similar.

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For EUC and Solution Architects

  • Accelerate the adoption of Windows 10 – don’t worry about the apps
  • Consolidate all your apps to the latest version of XenApp – no more “VDI as a work around”
  • Adopt an “Evergreen IT” strategy – no need to worry about Windows Servicing

For Partners & System Integrators

  • Increase operational efficiency by consolidating infrastructure – reduce solution complexity for your entire delivery platform
  • Deliver greater value and user experience for your clients – enable all their applications to benefit from the latest HDX improvements
  • Accelerate and reliably deliver digital transformation and Windows 10 projects – meet your customers’ SLAs

For Application Packaging Teams

  • Package on Windows XP, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 and run application on Windows 10 and Server 2016, 2019
  • Fast application packaging and editing process (no recompilation), integrate into packaging and analysis workflows including AppDNA
  • Package applications once for all desktop and server operating systems, Windows Servicing and the cloud
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Application Compatibility and Redirection Down Arrow

Makes 32-Bit Windows apps for Windows XP, 7 and 8, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 run on Windows 10 and Server 2016, 2019. Redirections can be applied to file, registry, network (IP addresses and ports), and processes (mutexes and semaphores) enabling desktop apps to run in multi user environments like Citrix Virtual Apps.

Application Runtime and Isolation Down Arrow

Apps can be packaged with all their dependencies, including outdated run times or versions that conflict and safely run alongside other applications. Isolation for runtimes ensures they aren’t used by other server or desktop applications.

Client-side Integration Down Arrow

Applications don’t need to be packaged together and run in the same Package to work together. Full support for inbound integrations from locally installed applications and Microsoft Office Plugins.

Compatibilty for Internet Explorer Down Arrow

Makes applications from unsupported versions of Internet Explorer run in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10. Fully manages your browser application without affecting user experience, redirects deprecated APIs, configures required browser and site security settings, and manages Enterprise and Compatibility mode settings.

Evergreen IT Down Arrow

Containers provide support for “Evergreen IT” and Windows servicing allowing business applications to work with Windows when new features and hot fixes are released.

Cloud and Hybrid Ready Down Arrow

Compatibility Containers can easily be moved to hybrid and pure cloud with a single Package for all deployment types including hybrid. Platform and cloud agnostic to avoid vendor lock-in. Certified for Microsoft Azure with full support for Windows operating systems running in Citrix Cloud, AWS, Azure and all other popular public clouds.

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Compatibility Packages are managed and deployed with your existing management tools and processes so no need for training or infrastructure changes. Can be deployed through popular tools such as Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft InTune, Citrix EndPoint Management, Windows Store for Business, and scripts.

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Packages include the required user mode runtime, eliminating the need to pre-install players or client-side software. Applications work as though they’re installed natively – with shortcuts and file type associations - users don’t have to change how they work.

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Auto Packager streamlines application packaging with install capture and runtime analysis. The process can be fully automated by integrating into application analysis tools like AppDNA. Applications need only be packaged once for all Windows operating systems.

Fast Edit and Zero Recompilation Down Arrow

Makes applying application and configuration changes faster and easier with rapid container editing and instant updates and changes without Container recompilation. Merges application updates, for service packs and version updates into the Package by applying a new snapshot.

License and Usage Reporting Down Arrow

Understand application usage patterns and see usage data for individual users on each OS, including when and how often they use your essential applications. Access usage and deployment through your own reporting systems.

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