Move your app from unsupported and unsecure operating systems with Cloudhouse Application Compatibility Packages

Cloudhouse resolves problems running 32-bit Windows XP, 7 and 8, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, and Internet Explorer-based applications on modern, secure and supported operating systems and platforms from Microsoft and Citrix. Cloudhouse makes this possible with the unique redirection, isolation and compatibility engine included in our compatibility packaging solution.

Old System

Move your app from unsupported and unsecure operating systems including

Compatibility Package

Auto Packager

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


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


By default, Cloudhouse Compatibility Packages isolate the runtimes included in a package, so that only the packaged application uses it, and it will not 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.

New System

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

Key Benefits

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 the 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


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 run times and provides compatibility for 64-bit desktop, server operating systems, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Office plug-ins. Cloudhouse Containers make it possible to deploy business applications, without code changes, on to the latest platforms from Microsoft and Citrix.

  • Application Compatibility and Redirection
    App to operating system compatibility enables 32-Bit Windows apps written for Windows XP, 7 and 8, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 to 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) so that desktop apps can run in multi user environments like Citrix Virtual Apps.
  • Application Runtime and Isolation
    Apps can be packaged with all their dependencies, including outdated run times, or versions that conflict, and safely run alongside other applications. Packages can provide isolation for the runtimes so that they aren’t used by other applications on the server or desktop.
  • Client-side Integration
    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 IE
    Applications that depend upon unsupported versions of IE can be deployed and run in IE 11 on Windows 10. The Package will fully manage your browser application without affecting the users general browsing experience; includes redirecting deprecated APIs e.g. Java Script, deploy required runtimes e.g. Java, configure the required browser and site security settings, and manage Enterprise and Compatibility mode settings.
  • Evergreen IT
    Containers provide support for “Evergreen IT” and Windows \servicing, so that organisations can be confident that their line of business applications will continue to work with Windows when new features, and hot fixes are released.
  • Cloud and Hybrid Ready
    Compatibility Containers can easily be moved from on-premises, to hybrid and pure cloud when the time comes, with a single Package for all deployment types, even hybrid deployments are manageable. This is possible because Packages are platform, and cloud agnostic, so you can move between cloud vendors to avoid vendor lock-in. Certified for Microsoft Azure, with full support for Windows operating systems running in Citrix Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Azure and all other popular public clouds.
  • Familiar Management and Deployment
    Compatibility Packages are managed and deployed with your existing management tools and processes so you don't have to invest in training or infrastructure changes. Packages 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 scrip[ts.
  • Instant Deploy and Run
    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.
  • Package Once, Run Anywhere
    The Auto Packager streamlines the application packaging process with install capture and run time analysis. The packaging process can be fully automated by integrating into application analysis tools like AppDNA. Applications need only be packaged once for all Windows operating systems. Create Packages and improve packaging success rate.
  • Fast Edit and Zero Recompilation
    Reduce the time and frustration for packaging teams face when applications and configuration changes need to be applied. Container editing is quick, and updates and changes can be made instantly without the need to recompile the Container. Application updates, for service packs and version updates, can easily be merged into the Package by applying a new snapshot.
  • License and Usage Reporting
    Understand application usage patterns within your business, see unique user across your apps, on what OS, when and how often they use your essential applications. Application usage and deployment data is sent direct to Cloudhouse, or recorded on a central file share and uploaded to Cloudhouse and imported into your reporting systems.

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