Configuring Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781931836531, 9780080476704

Configuring Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows

1st Edition

Including Feature Release 1

Authors: Syngress
eBook ISBN: 9780080476704
Paperback ISBN: 9781931836531
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 10th May 2002
Page Count: 560
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Description

Syngress's best-selling Citrix MetaFrame author to deliver world class support for this new product

As 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.

Key Features

  • The only book to-date to provide comprehensive coverage of the eagerly awaited Feature Release 1 add-on
  • Citrix MetaFrame is a rapidly growing technology; as companies adopt thin-client technology, the number of Certified Citrix Administrators (CCAs) is set to skyrocket
  • Unrivalled web based support at solutions@syngress.com

Table of 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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No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080476704
Paperback ISBN:
9781931836531

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