Citrix Access Suite 4 for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide, Third Edition

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October 16, 2006


Mixed media product, 690 pages


0072262893 / 9780072262896


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Main description

Build, secure, scale, and maintain Citrix on Windows

New and existing Citrix engineers will learn to design and deploy an enterprise-level server-based computing (SBC) environment on Windows Server 2003 using Citrix Access Suite 4.0. This official guide explains how to maximize the suite components to enable and manage secure access to applications and data across the Internet, intranets, extranets, and WANs, LANs, and wireless networks

  • Contains helpful checklists and technical best practices
  • Covers all products in the Citrix Access Suite

Table of contents

Part I: Overview of Citrix Access Platform Chapter 1: Introducing the Citrix Access Platform Alternative Chapter 2: Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services Chapter 3: Citrix Access Suite 4 Part II: Designing an Enterprise Citrix Solution Chapter 4: Preparing Your Organization for an On-Demand Access Implementation Chapter 5: Citrix Access Platform Data Center Architecture Chapter 6: Designing Your Network for On-Demand Access Chapter 7: The Client Environment Chapter 8: Security Chapter 9: Network Management Part III: Implementing a Citrix Access Platform Chapter 10: Project Management and Deploying the Citrix Access Platform Chapter 11: Server Configuration: Windows Terminal Services Chapter 12: Server Configuration and Installation: Citrix Access Suite 4 Chapter 13: Application Installation and Configuration in a Presentation Server Environment Chapter 14: Citrix Presentation Server 4 and Windows Terminal Services Client Configuration and Deployment Chapter 15: Profiles, Policies, and Procedures Chapter 16: Securing Client Access with the Citrix Access Gateway Chapter 17: Network Configuration Chapter 18: Printing Chapter 19: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the On-Demand Access Environment Chapter 20: Ongoing Administration of the Citrix Access Suite Part IV: Appendixes Appendix A: Internetworking Basics Appendix B: Creating a Citrix Access Platform Financial Analysis Model Appendix C: Subscription Billing Index

Author comments

Steve Kaplan is President of AccessFlow, an ROI consulting firm that helps organizations access the value of implementing enterprise access platforms. Kaplan is co-author of Citrix Access Suite for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide (McGraw-Hill), and also co-authored the first two editions. He has written dozens of articles on subjects such as security, disaster recovery and the effect of regulatory compliance on IT, and has spoken across the globe at events such as Citrix 2005 Asia Pacific iForum, 2005 Continuity Insights Management Conference, and 2005 VMworld. Kaplan has held positions on the advisory boards of several industry manufactures including Microsoft, and he is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Terminal Server. Kaplan holds a B.S. in business administration from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Tim Reeser is a partner at 3t Systems. 3t Systems is a Microsoft Gold Partner in Enterprise Systems and a Citrix Platinum partner, and has been providing enterprise server-based solutions for ten years. Reeser is co-author of Citrix MetaFrame for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide (McGraw-Hill), and also co-authored Citrix MetaFrame for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide and Citrix Access Suite Advanced Concepts Guide: The Official Guide. He has written dozens of articles on subjects for Windows.NET Magazine and Selling NT Solutions Magazine, and has been a speaker at industry events such as Citrix Solutions Summit, Ingram Micro's Venture Tech Network, and various user groups and consortiums. He holds weekly meetings with client executives, providing constant and timely insight into the current state of the business. Reeser holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, and is MCSE and CSA certified.

Alan Wood is the Program Manager for the Advanced Infrastructure practice at 3t Systems. Alan has over 30 years of experience in designing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting networks and telecommunications systems ranging from military infrastructure to campus networks and teletypes to SONET. In the academic realm, he developed and taught college curriculum for Windows NT Network Administration and Telecommunications Systems. He holds numerous industry certifications from Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and other vendors.

Back cover copy


Build, scale, and support an enterprise-level system using the Citrix Access Suite -- which includes Citrix Presentation Server, Citrix Access Gateway, and Citrix Password Manager. The only book that's authorized by Citrix Systems, Inc., this invaluable guide shows you how to seamlessly connect users, devices, and networks to applications and data -- securely and efficiently.

Inside, you will find complete details on migration, resource centralization, maintenance, security, and much more. This one-of-a-kind resource will show you how to cut costs, centralize application management, improve business continuity, and enhance overall productivity.

  • Plan and construct an access platform from start to finish
  • Migrate from a client-centric to an on-demand access environment
  • Build and run a secure, reliable network infrastructure, providing disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Install and optimize applications in a centralized datacenter
  • Learn the many facets of the Remote Desktop Client software and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Install Terminal Services -- including server imaging and detailed Windows Registry optimization
  • Secure remote access using the Citrix Access Gateway with Advanced Access Control or Secure Gateway for Citrix Presentation Server
  • Maximize Citrix Presentation Server built-in tools and enhanced features including Application Insolation Environment, Resource Manager, Installation Manager, Network Manager, and more
  • Leverage Citrix Password Manager to streamline user logons, increase password security, and reduce help-desk costs

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