"Whether you're a Techie, Architect, or a Project Manager, this masterpiece of tricks and traps will help you plan, test, and implement your Citrix environment."
—Chris Walter, Senior Consultant, CGI
"Whether you are a terminal services veteran or entirely new to the world of remote desktop, Mathers makes it easy to understand everything from the initial Terminal Services project planning to the complete network and management implementation. This book is definitely something a Terminal Services administrator is going to want to have handy."
—Matthew Harris, Microsoft Windows Server MVP - Terminal Server
This book brings together all the insights, knowledge, and step-by-step guidance you need to deliver robust, scalable, and stable server-based computing solutions with Microsoft Windows Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0. Building on two best-selling previous editions, expert consultant Todd W. Mathers has fully updated this book to cover both Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server environments.
Drawing on nearly a decade of experience, Mathers addresses the entire project lifecycle, from needs assessment through planning, testing, deployment, and support. He covers the full spectrum of deployments, from Terminal Services for small businesses through enterprise-class Terminal Services/Citrix server farms. Along the way, Mathers presents proven examples and best practices for virtually every challenge, from server security to group policies, patch management to automated client deployment. Coverage includes
Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame: how they relate, and how to determine what you need
Common implementation traps and "gotchas"—and how to avoid them
Planning client hardware/software, server hardware, networking, hotfix distribution, and more
Step-by-step installation, including service-pack integration and answer files
Detailed checklists and tuning techniques for optimizing performance and stability
New Windows Server 2003 licensing requirements: overcoming the misinterpretations
Expanded coverage of security in both Terminal Services and Citrix environments
New and improved solutions for client drive and printer mapping
Interoperability between MetaFrame 1.8 and MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
User profile and account creation, configuration, and management
RDP and ICA client configuration, in detail
Application compatibility: using Terminal Services' application support features
Using Session Directory to track and reconnect sessions in clustered environments
Complete command references for Terminal Services and MetaFrame XP
If you're an administrator, architect, or developer using or evaluating Windows thin-client technologies, Windows® Server 2003/2000 Terminal Server Solutions will be your indispensable single-source reference.
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