MetaFrame XP Architecture

One of the most significant changes that comes with MetaFrame XP is an entirely new core architecture. This architecture is designed to be highly scalable and more easily centralized than the architecture that supported MetaFrame 1.8. This new architecture is referred to as the Independent Management Architecture (IMA). Before looking at the details of IMA, it's important that you understand what this architecture refers to and how it worked before MetaFrame XP.

The Way It Worked in MetaFrame 1.8

In MetaFrame 1.8, when you first connect to a server farm, you are directed to the farm's ICA master browser. The master browser's main job is to assign a connection license to you and to connect you to the server that hosts ...

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