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Deploying Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server 3.0: With Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services [Paperback]

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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.
Contents Include:
  • Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Terminal Services
  • Introduction to Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
  • Installation Planning and Requirements
  • Upgrade and Migration Strategies for Citrix MetaFrame
  • Installing and Configuring Your Windows 2003 Server
  • Installing and Configuring MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
  • Client Configuration
  • Printing
  • Network and Firewall Configuration
  • Citrix MetaFrame Password Manager
  • Security and Load Management
  • Configuring Policies (Group Policy and Citrix Policies)
  • Server Cloning and Other Disaster Recovery Techniques
  • Day-to-Day Administration
  • Troubleshooting and Helpdesk
  • Network Management and Resource Monitoring
  • MetaFrame Access Suite Licensing

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Item Specifications...

Pages   608
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Syngress
ISBN  193226650X  
ISBN13  9781932266504  
UPC  792502066508  

Availability  108 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Deploying Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server 3.0: With Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services?

Mainly fluff here  Mar 14, 2006
I was very disappointed in this book, as there really isn't much detail. The entire book basically walks you through installing MPS and ICA Clients WITH THE DEFAULT SETTINGS!!! In short, it is mainly just screenshot after screenshot of default settings and "Click Next to Continue".

Even the chapter on "Configuring Policies" is mainly just screenshots with some text below each one repeating what is displayed in the screen capture.

Definitely not worth the price; spend your money elsewhere.

Also, one of the 5 star reviews is by ONE OF THE AUTHORS (and I would bet that the other is a friend of one of the authors) therefore that is the reason the the number of stars is as high as it is.
Lots of fluff  Aug 18, 2005
This was not what I expected. So far I have read 400 pages and have not gained very much. There is a lot of procedures on how to install each component. Do we really need screen shots of every license agreement? Lots of filler here... If you're looking for something with technical detail, then look for a different book. Was not worth the money.
Excellent Citrix Metaframe PS 3.0 Deployment book  May 17, 2005
This book provides an excellent source for deploying MFPS 3.0. It covers all the basics required for a successful deployment including: new Win 2003 TS features, scaling, migrations, client devices, client deployment, secured connectivity and secured environments. As a veteran of Citrix since WinFrame, I can honestly say that this book will prove useful for all skill levels.
Content is based on real-world issues  May 4, 2005
As one of the authors I now for a fact that much of this book was taken from first-hand experience with real-world issues resolved in Citrix environments I have worked in. Many factors play a part in designing and deploying a sound MetaFrame infrastructure that has capacity to support all types of end-users. This book covers as much of what you need to know that any single book can.

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