PLAN, INSTALL, CONFIGURE, SECURE, OPTIMIZE AND TROUBLESHOOT! Citrix MetaFrame is the de facto standard for hosting and delivering applications from Windows-based servers. Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 is optimized for performance under Windows Server 2003, particularly Terminal Services. This book covers all the topics needed to plan, design, and implement a reliable, scalable server-based computing solution in a Citrix/Windows 2003 environment. Whether you are building thin client environments for disaster recovery purposes or rolling Citrix MetaFrame out as the network model for the day-to-day activities of the company, you will find this book to be a great resource. It offers advice and direction on optimization, redundancy, troubleshooting, and scalability together with disaster recovery and business continuity planning and implementation.
- Incorporate Terminal Services' New Features Improvements to RDP, RDC, and Microsoft's Security Initiative will have a positive impact on your Citrix deployment.
- Determine Whether to Scale Up or Scale Out On paper, vertical scaling seems the way to go. Why does horizontal scaling usually win the day?
- Map an Upgrade Strategy Create a Quality Assurance environment, a plan for user downtime, and a rollback path if things go wrong.
- Troubleshoot Installation Problems Understand how media, drives, network connectivity, system BIOS, and answer files can hang your install.
- Understand Your Device and Client Options Citrix provides ICA clients for virtually every platform and device on the market; which should you use?
- Secure Communications between Presentation Server and Clients Secure remote access methods include Secure ICA, SSL Relay, VPN, and Citrix Secure Gateway.
- Deploy Password Manager Account for system requirements, GINA chaining, and .Net Framework considerations.
- Secure the Presentation Server Farm Integrate virus protection, IDS, IPS, and firewall solutions with MetaFrame's built-in security features.
- Configure the GPMC Microsoft's new unified Group Policy Model makes it possible to view and manage all GPOs across a domain, organizational unit, or site.