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Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003: Administration

  • Price £1,790.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

This course provides the foundation necessary to effectively deploy and administer Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 and its components, including Web Interface, Application Streaming, Load Manager, Installation Manager and Secure Gateway.

Learners will receive hands-on training for installing Citrix XenApp and the associated plug-ins and for using the various administrative consoles to configure published resources, policies, individual server and server farm settings, load evaluators, printers, streaming applications and much more. Audience.

This course is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network and systems and administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows environments. Systems engineers, analysts, consultants, and architects are also appropriate candidates for this course.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that learners have experience administering Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environments.

Skills

Install Citrix XenApp in a Windows Server 2003 environment
Install and distribute Citrix XenApp Plugins
Create and customize Web Interface sites
Publish applications, server desktops and content
Configure XenApp Web and XenApp Services sites
Configure, apply and prioritize policies in a XenApp environment
Create and assign load evaluators
Configure printers and printer policies and manage print drivers and printer bandwidth
Create and configure XenApp administrator accounts and their permissions
Configure HDX settings
Configure SecureICA encryption, SSL Relay and Secure Gateway
Install and distribute applications, service packs and hotfixes

Course Content

Install Citrix XenApp in a Windows Server 2003 environment

Install and distribute Citrix XenApp Plugins
Create and customize Web Interface sites
Publish applications, server desktops and content
Configure XenApp Web and XenApp Services sites
Configure, apply and prioritize policies in a XenApp environment
Create and assign load evaluators
Configure printers and printer policies and manage print drivers and printer bandwidth
Create and configure XenApp administrator accounts and their permissions
Configure HDX settings
Configure SecureICA encryption, SSL Relay and Secure Gateway
Install and distribute applications, service packs and hotfixes


Installing XenApp

Identifying Components of XenApp 5
Features of XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2
Identifying XenApp Management Consoles: Installing XenApp; XenApp Installation Decisions


Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp Plugins

Citrix XenApp Plugins for Windows
Architecture and Communication
Citrix Online Plug-in Installation: Installing the Citrix Online Plug-in
Citrix Online Plug-in Usage: Using the Citrix Online Plug-in Web; Using the Citrix Online Plug-in
Session Reliability


Publishing Resources

Resource Publishing: Publishing Resources; Organizing Published Resources for Users
Advanced Published Resource Settings: Configuring Access Control Properties; Configuring Client-to-Server Content Redirection; Configuring Server-to-Client Content Redirection
Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options
Configuring Resource Appearance: Published Resource Management
Viewing Published Resource Usage
Modifying Published Resource Properties
Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource


Enabling Web Access to Published Resources

Web Interface Architecture and Communications
Web Interface Installation
Site Creation: Creating XenApp Web Sites; Creating XenApp Services Sites; Modifying a Web Interface Site
Site Appearance: Configuring the Site Appearance; Configuring Session Preferences; Configuring Workspace Control
XenApp Plugins and the Web Interface: Configuring Plugin Deployment; Configuring Client for Java Settings
Authentication Configuration: Configuring Explicit Authentication; Configuring Pass-through Authentication; Configuring Smart Card Authentication
Web Interface Access Methods: Configuring an Access Method
Client-side Proxy Setting Configuration
Server Configuration: Adding Server Farms; Configuring Load Balancing; Enabling Fault Tolerance; Configuring the Citrix XML Service
Web Interface Site Removal


Configuring Policies in XenApp

Architecture and Communication
Policies in XenApp: Identifying Policy Rules; Using the Streamed Applications Rule; Creating Policies in XenApp; Applying Policies Using Filters
Policy Administration: Prioritizing Policies; Using the Policy Search Engine; Merging Shadow Policies
Common Policy Configuration Missteps


Configuring Sessions in XenApp

Session Connection Settings: Configuring Virtual IP Addresses; Configuring Broadcast Settings; Configuring the Citrix XML Service; Configuring Time Zone Settings; Configuring Novell Directory Services
Session Reconnection Configuration: Configuring Keep-Alive Settings; Configuring Session Reliability; Configuring Auto Client Reconnect
Session Performance Configuration: Configuring HDX Broadcast Display; Configuring HDX 3D Browser Acceleration; Configuring HDX MediaStream Multimedia Acceleration; Configuring HDX MediaStream for Flash; Configuring SpeedScreen Latency Reduction; Configuring HDX 3D Progressive Display


Configuring XenApp

Administrator Accounts and Permissions: Adding Administrator Accounts; Configuring Administrator Permissions; Configuring Folder Permissions
Configuration Logging: Connecting to the Configuration Logging Database; Configuring Configuration Logging
Data Collectors and License Servers: Configuring Data Collectors; Specifying the License Server
Performance Settings: Optimizing CPU Utilization; Implementing Virtual Memory Management
Administration Settings: Configuring Health Monitoring and Recovery; Configuring Remote Console Connections; Configuring ICA Connection Limits; Configuring Shadow Settings
Power and Capacity Management: Installing Power and Capacity Management; Configuring Power and Capacity Management


Configuring Load Management

Load Balancing Process
Load Calculation
Load Evaluator Configuration: Creating Custom Load Evaluators; Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
Load Monitoring: Monitoring Load Evaluator Usage; Monitoring Load Evaluator Rule Activity; Logging Load Manager Activity
Load Management Troubleshooting Tips


Delivering Applications with XenApp

Application Installation: Shadow Isolation Environments; Creating an Isolation Environment; Configuring Isolation Environment Settings; Associating an Application with an Isolation Environment
Installation Manager Overview: Installation Manager Packaging; Rolling Back the Packager; Packaging an Application; Packaging a File or Folder Contents; Packaging an Unattended Installation
Package Delivery: Adding a Package to the Installation Manager Database; Installing a Package; Publishing a Package
Installation Manager Administration: Configuring Installation Manager Properties; Creating Server Groups; Creating and Using Package Groups; Viewing Package Status; Uninstalling a Package


Configuring Printing

Architecture and Communication: Printer Provisioning; Secure Client Printing; Workspace Control; Network Considerations
Print Drivers
Client Printers: Enabling Client Printer Auto-creation; Creating Auto-retained Printers; Creating Permanent Client Printers; Creating Auto-restored Client Printers
Network Printers
Importing Print Servers
Assigning Network Printers to Users
Managing Printer Bandwidth
Print Driver Management: Replicating Print Drivers; Maintaining Print Driver Compatibility Lists; Configuring Print Driver Mappings; Assigning Printer Creation Settings to Published Applications
Common Printing Configuration Missteps


Streaming Applications

Application Streaming Components
Application Streaming Communications
Citrix Offline Plug-in: Installing the Citrix Offline Plug-in
Citrix Streaming Profiler: Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler
Profile Configuration: Setting Profiler Preferences; Configuring Profiles; Configuring Inter-isolation Communication; Viewing and Changing Profile Properties; Changing Target Properties; Adding a Target to a Profile; Deleting a Target from a Profile; Upgrading an Application in a Target; Deleting an Obsolete Version of a Target
Streaming Application Configuration: Publishing a Streamed Application; Changing the Application Type; Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application; Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account; Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
Offline Access Management: Providing Offline Access; Customizing the Offline License Setting; Caching Applications for Offline Access


Securing Access to Published Resources.

SecureICA Encryption: Configuring SecureICA Encryption in a Policy; Configuring SecureICA Encryption Through a Published Application
Citrix SSL Relay: Configuring Citrix SSL Relay; Access Gateway
Secure Gateway: Secure Gateway Configuration; Using Digital Certificates; Installing the Secure Gateway; Configuring the Secure Gateway; Configuring the Secure Ticket Authority
Web Interface Configuration: Configuring the Access Method; Configuring the Web Interface Secure Gateway Settings; Secure Gateway Monitoring
Security Best Practices

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