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Configuring Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows

Including Feature Release 1

Syngress's best-selling Citrix MetaFrame author to delivers world class support for this new productAs the newest member of the Citrix MetaFrame product family, Citrix MetaFrame XP and recent add-on Feature Release 1 is making a slash in the IT community. Configuring Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows offers system administrators and network engineers an in-depth look at configuring, optimizing, implemnting and troubleshooting their Windows applications deployed using Citrix MetaFrame XP. Real-world examples and step-by-step exercises will help system administrators maxinise the capabilities of this revolutionary product from Citrix.

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Published: May 2002

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-931836-53-1

Contents


  • Foreword

    Chapter 1 Thin Clients and Digital Independence

    Introduction

    The Mainframe Model Meets Distributed Computing

    A History of the Mainframe

    The Mainframe Model

    A History of Distributed Computing

    The MetaFrame XP Thin Client Model

    The Difference Between Remote Node and Remote Control

    Remote Node Computing

    Remote Control Computing

    The Evolution of the Thin Client

    The History of Citrix MetaFrame

    Windows 2000 Terminal Services

    Citrix MetaFrame XP

    Gaining Digital Independence with Thin Clients

    Achieving Bottom-Line Value with Thin Clients

    Calculating Costs

    Calculating Benefits

    Meeting Business Needs

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 2 Farming MetaFrame XP Servers

    Introduction

    Understanding Server Farms

    Citrix MetaFrame XP Server Farms

    Designing a MetaFrame XP Server Farm

    A Single Server Farm

    Multiple Server Farms

    Mixing Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 and XP in a Farm

    Planning a Server Farm Project

    Gathering Business Goals

    Identifying Existing Business Requirements

    Determining the Gaps and Risks

    Specifying the Return on Investment and Budgeting Considerations

    Creating the Project Timelines and Establishing Milestones

    Planning for Training Needs

    An Introduction to XP Server Farm Management

    Independent Management Architecture

    Bandwidth Requirements for a Server Farm

    Listener Ports

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 3 Routing and Remote Access

    Introduction

    Designing and Placing RRAS Servers on the Network

    Capacity Planning

    Availability Planning

    Placing the RRAS Servers on the Network

    Remote Access Protocols

    Dialup Clients

    VPN Clients

    Installing Routing and Remote Access Services

    Configuring for Dialup Clients

    Configuring for VPN Clients

    Upgrading and Migrating to RRAS

    Direct Dial to Citrix MetaFrame XP: The Alternative Method

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 4 Designing the Thin Client Solution

    Introduction

    Designing a Three-Tier Solution

    Logical Design

    Data Storage

    Connectivity

    Designing and Placing Terminal Servers on the Network

    Identifying Hardware Requirements

    Capacity Planning

    Availability Planning

    Placing Terminal Services on the Network

    Remote Desktop Protocol

    What Is RDP

    Design Impacts of Citrix MetaFrame XP

    Capacity Impacts of Citrix MetaFrame XP

    Server Placement on the Network

    Load Balancing

    Application Load Balancing

    License Pooling

    Protocol Expansion

    Client Options

    Independent Computing Architecture

    What Is ICA

    Supported Protocols

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 5 Installing Citrix MetaFrame XP

    Introduction

    Single-Server Installation

    A Quick Overview of Windows 2000 Installation

    Deploying Multiple Servers

    Testing Configurations and Deploying a Pilot

    Installing Identical Servers

    Migrating from a MetaFrame 1.8 Farm to MetaFrame XP

    Using MetaFrame XP Mixed Mode

    Using MetaFrame XP Native Mode

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 6 Connecting Thin Clients

    Introduction

    Client Licensing

    RDP Clients

    ICA Clients

    Managing Licensing in a Citrix MetaFrame XP Server Farm

    Licensing Internet Clients

    Hardware and Software Requirements

    RDP Clients

    ICA Clients

    Installing RDP Clients

    Installation for 32-Bit Windows

    Installation for 16-Bit Windows

    Installation for Windows CE

    Installing ICA Clients

    Installation for DOS

    Installation for 16-Bit Windows

    Installation for 32-Bit Windows

    Installation of Windows CE

    Installation for Macintosh

    Installation for OS/2

    Installation for UNIX/Linux

    Using Server Auto-Location

    Automating Installation

    Deciding When to Automate Installation

    Creating an Automated Client Installation Package

    Deploying the Package to Multiple Clients

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 7 Configuring the Server

    Introduction

    Configuring Sessions

    Creating RDP Sessions

    Creating the ICA Sessions

    ICA Session Options

    Configuring Session Parameters

    Configuring Users

    Using the MMC Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-In

    Customizing User Accounts

    Mapping Drives

    Connecting Printers

    Using Profiles

    Applying Group Policies

    Understanding Group Policy and Active Directory

    Independent Management Architecture

    Zones

    Data Store

    Data Collector Local Host Cache

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 8 Citrix MetaFrame XP Management

    Introduction

    Using the Citrix Management Console

    Minimum Requirements

    Establishing Connectivity with the Data Store

    Configuring Automatic Data Refresh

    Organizing Server and Application Folders

    Using the Citrix Installation Manager

    Configuring the Packager Utility

    Setting Up the Installer Utility

    Using the CIM Plug-In for the CMC

    Uninstalling Packages

    Using the Citrix Server Administration Tool

    Managing Servers

    Managing Users and Sessions

    Shadowing

    Specifying Shadow Permissions to a Connection Profile

    Establishing a Shadowing Session

    Using the Citrix Connection Configuration Tool

    Configuring the SpeedScreen Latency Reduction Manager

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 9 Installing and Publishing Applications

    Introduction

    Selecting Compatible Applications

    Preparing the Environment

    Installing Applications

    Using the Correct Installation Mode

    The Windows Installer

    Deploying Applications to a Server Farm

    Removing Applications

    Optimizing Application Performance

    Using Application Compatibility Scripts

    Disabling and Enabling Sound

    Handling Video

    Setting Graphics Levels to Optimize Performance

    Monitoring Applications

    Publishing Applications

    Program Neighborhood

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 10 Security and Load Management

    Introduction

    Security Strategies for a Citrix MetaFrame XP Server Farm

    Virus Protection

    Intrusion Detection

    Firewalls

    Encrypting Citrix MetaFrame XP

    Understanding Encryption

    Encryption Strength Options

    Where Can You Use Encryption

    Clients That Can Support Encryption

    Configuring Encryption on Citrix MetaFrame XP

    Configuring Server Encryption

    Configuring Published Application Encryption

    Configuring Client Encryption

    Disabling Pass-Through Authentication on Win32 ICA Clients

    Using HTTPS with NFuse

    Configuring the Citrix SSL Relay

    Using Load Manager

    Managing Load-Balanced Applications

    Load Evaluators

    Calculating Load Values

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 11 Extending Citrix MetaFrame XP Over the Internet

    Introduction

    Business Reasons for Providing Applications Across the Internet

    Using Citrix MetaFrame XP with VPN for Telecommuters

    Integrating Applications into Intranets

    Providing Software-Based Demos

    Extending Applications Between Businesses

    Deploying Applications with NFuse

    Citrix Web Components

    Installing NFuse

    Using VPNs with Citrix MetaFrame XP Clients

    Deploying Applications to Launch from a Browser

    ICA Files

    Using the Terminal Services Advanced Client

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 12 Printing

    Introduction

    Defining Printer Terminology

    Creating Client Printers

    Autocreating Printers

    Mapping Print Driver Names

    Using Network Printers

    Using Local Printers

    Printing in a Server Farm Environment

    Replicating Print Drivers

    Importing Print Servers

    Managing Print Drivers

    Updating Print Drivers in the XP Data Store

    Troubleshooting Printing Problems

    Local Client Printers Failing to Autocreate in ICA Sessions

    Creating a Printer Pool

    Creating an Expedited Print Queue

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 13 Wireless and Mobile Solutions

    Introduction

    Business Drivers for Wireless Solutions

    The Need for Mobility

    Selecting Citrix for Rich Applications over Low Wireless Bandwidth

    How Citrix Provides Higher Functionality on PDAs

    Planning a Wireless Solution

    Creating a Private Wireless LAN

    The Extended Service Set

    The CSMA-CA Mechanism

    Configuring Fragmentation

    Using Power Management Options

    Multicell Roaming

    Security in the WLAN

    Using a Public Wireless Network

    Connecting Via Cellular Modems to the Internet

    Public Wireless Protocols

    Other Public Wireless Protocols

    Designing a Wireless Solution Using a Public Wireless Network

    Selecting Clients

    Server and Infrastructure Design

    Designing a Private Wireless Network

    Selecting Clients

    Server and Infrastructure Design

    Design Steps for a Private Wireless Network

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 14 Building a Portal

    Introduction

    Introducing Portals

    Citrix NFuse Application Portal

    Personalizing Data Presentation

    Managing Portals from a Single Point

    Building a Portal with NFuse

    Citrix MetaFrame XP Server

    A Supported Web Server

    Customizing NFuse Using the NFuse.conf File

    Customizing the Web Page Look

    Providing Windows Applications in the Portal

    Providing UNIX and Java Applications in the Portal

    Using SSL Encryption

    Synchronizing Application Status

    Using Authentication in a Portal

    Active Directory

    Novell Directory Services

    Customizing NFuse with Project Columbia

    Building a Redundant NFuse Portal

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 15 Monitoring and Maintenance

    Introduction

    Minimizing and Troubleshooting Server Problems

    Establishing Baseline Performance

    Collecting Baseline Data

    Examining the Event Viewer

    Using the System Information Tool

    Monitoring System Performance

    Citrix Network Manager

    System Requirements

    Installing Network Manager

    Network Monitoring

    System Requirements

    Capturing Traffic

    Resource Manager

    System Requirements

    Installing Resource Manager

    Using Citrix Resource Manager

    Generating Resource Manager Reports

    Sending Alerts

    Backup and Recovery

    Backup Strategies for Standalone Servers

    Windows 2000 Backup Procedures

    Backup Strategies for Server Farms

    Maintaining MetaFrame XP Server Farms

    Recovery and Business Continuity

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Index


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