Citrix Virtual Desktops Installer Evidence Report

FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)

The Citrix Virtual Desktops Installer Evidence report, located on the Discovery and Inventory menu (in the Citrix group), lists details of all application installer evidence found on Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) servers associated with Citrix delivery groups delivering Desktops to end-users.

You may wish to generate this report for one of the following reasons:

  • Quickly identifying unrecognised installer evidence (the Assigned column will display No), so that it can be manually assigned to an application or submitted to Flexera for addition to the Application Recognition Library

  • Identifying all users who have access to applications in Citrix, and which endpoint devices the installation has been recorded against

  • Finding out what licenses are being consumed because of applications available to end-users through the virtual desktop.

Generating an Citrix Virtual Desktops Installer Evidence report

  1. Navigate to Reports > Discovery & Inventory > Citrix Virtual Desktops Installer Evidence.
  2. Click Run report.

Reading an Citrix Virtual Desktops Installer Evidence report

The following columns (listed alphabetically) are available in this list. By default, some are available through the column chooser.

Column name Description

Displays Yes when the evidence is matched to at least one application, and otherwise displays No. This assignment may have been done automatically through the Application Recognition Library rules, or manually by the operator.

Assigned application

The application to which the evidence is assigned. This value will differ from the Recognized application if any of the following is correct:
  • The evidence is assigned to an application but is set to Ignored and therefore it is not used for recognition
  • The application to which the evidence is assigned is part of a suite and that suite has been recognized instead of the individual application
  • The application to which the evidence is assigned was removed by precedence rules.

Endpoint device

The name of the device on which the user accessed the streamed desktop and the applications it provided. The device may be an inventory device (one within your enterprise from which you also report hardware and software inventory), or a remote device (a record created automatically when the endpoint is not within your enterprise).


The publisher name listed in the installer evidence.


The name of the virtual desktop infrastructure group that the end-user has access to. If a user group is permitted to access a remote device, all the members of the group can remotely access the applications available in the template.


Displays Yes when the installer evidence is ignored for application recognition purposes, and No when the evidence may be used for application recognition.

Inventory date

The most recent date when inventory was collected from the desktop template.

License name

The license name may be:
  • Copied from the first-linked software product
  • Derived from the License Name field of the SKU in the first-linked purchase (or if there is no SKU, from the purchase Description field)
  • Created manually.

The installer evidence name, derived from the native packaging tools on each system (for example, on Windows® devices, the sources include MSI information and Add/Remove Programs data).

Recognized application

Name of the application that is shown as installed in the Application tab of the inventory device properties page for the endpoint device (if the evidence was used for recognition).


The name of the Citrix Site from which the evidence was imported.

Size (bytes)

Indicates the size of the evidence file.


The name of the virtual desktop template (or, in Citrix terminology, "Catalog") from which the virtual desktop instance was spawned.

User name

The name of a user who, as a member of the associated Citrix delivery group, has access to the virtual desktop infrastructure device(s) identified through that group.

VDI device

The name of the virtual desktop infrastructure device accessed.


The version of the installed application, as reported by the evidence.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1