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Overview

The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's CCA Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows Administrator Study Guide provides 100% complete coverage of all objectives for exam 220. Based on 200,000+ hours of IT training experience,the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations,plus the new ExamSim adaptive test engine.

The Only Certification Study System Based on 200,000+ Hours of IT Training Experience

  • 100% Complete Coverage—All official test objectives for CCA exam 220 are covered in detail
  • Hands-on Exercises—Step-by-step instruction modeled after classroom labs
  • Exam Watch—Warnings based on thorough post-exam research identifying the most troublesome exam topics and how to answer them correctly
  • Three Types of Practice Questions—Knowledge,scenario,and lab-based questions,all with in-depth answers
  • From the Classroom—Discussions of important issues direct from the classrooms of Global Knowledge's award-winning instructors

Full coverage of the topics you need to review,including how to:

  • Identify the software and hardware requirements for MetaFrame XP
  • Deploy multiple,identical XP servers
  • Migrate MetaFrame 1. 8 server farms to XP
  • Recognize listener ports,idle sessions,ICA sessions,and client device licensing
  • Create connections with the Citrix Connection Configuration
  • Configure SpeedScreen Latency Reduction Manager
  • Install,uninstall,and migrate applications
  • Customize the program neighborhood interface and recognize the ICA toolbaricons
  • Recognize Citrix Web components
  • Replicate print drivers and import print servers

CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software and the new ExamSim test engine—more than 310 questions on CD

CertTrainer

  • e-Training—Self-paced review of key Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows topics,including exam tips
  • CertCam—Instructional MetaFrame XP video animations with audio explanations
  • In-depth Links—Need more explanation? Topically relevant links provide detailed instruction
  • Skill Assessment—Test your knowledge with more than 270 challenging practice exam questions
  • Score Reports—Indicate subject areas requiring further study

ExamSim

  • Complete Practice Exam—A realistic CCA exam with questions found only on the CD-ROM
  • Review Mode—Analyze what you got wrong and why
  • Detailed Answers—Explain why the correct options are right and why the incorrect options are wrong
  • Score Report—Provides an overall assessment of your performance

PLUS

  • DriveTime—More than 30 minutes of CD audio for exam prep on the go
  • E-book—Electronic,searchable version of the Study Guide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072193190
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/10/2001
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 2.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Syngress Media, Inc. (Rockland, MA) is an independent company committed to creating the very best book, software and Internet based exam preparation tools. They have published over 20 certification study guides and over a dozen Personal Testing Centers. All of these products are created by leading content experts, many of whom are also full-time trainers.
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Chapter 2: MetaFrame Installation Process

It may sound like a cliché, but planning really is the key to successful installations. Without suitable hardware and software, an installation may fail, or even worse, you could end up with an unstable system. Selecting your hardware is especially critical. Making the wrong choices can wreak all sorts of havoc. In the real world, there's little time for mistakes. Therefore, taking the time to check system requirements and carefully plan your installation is crucial.

Pre-installation Tips

Here are a few tips that, if followed, can save you time and stress during your installation.
  1. Before you begin the installation, read the documentation that accompanies the software or operating system. Find out what is required and what decisions you may need to make during the installation. Remember to check the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List (HCL); it's also a good idea to check the knowledge bases of both Microsoft and Citrix for new, platform-specific issues. It may influence which hardware you decide to use. The HCL can be found at http://www.microsoft .com/hcl/ and at Citrix's Web site, http://www.Citrix.com.
  2. Analyze your existing systems and collect your data. See what you have to work with and what you may need to do before beginning the installation. Check the hardware manufacturer's and software vendor's Web sites, downloading any BIOS updates, service packs, or upgrades that might be needed—even for your new hardware.
  3. Make sure you have all the required drivers for the various hardware components such as Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), Network Interface Cards (NICs), Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) controllers, and video before you begin.
  4. Prepare and test your hardware. If installing new servers, check each one to make sure that cards are seated well, shipping protection has been removed, and all components are as they should be. Before installing the software, turn on the power and run any diagnostics provided by the vendor. By taking a step-by-step approach, you'll find you have fewer problems and a far more stable system.

To keep things simple, consider purchasing all your equipment from the same vendor and have it configured identically. Make sure the components that make up your servers are identical as well. If you are implementing multiple servers, you will appreciate the time saved on configuration issues. With the right equipment and proper planning, you can eliminate many of the obstacles faced when implementing or upgrading your systems.

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Don't forget that user education is an extremely important aspect in moving from a traditional networked environment to a server-based one. When planning your deployment, make sure that user-training sessions are taken into account. This, more than anything else, will reduce the number of administration and support problems after deployment.

Sizing your server is an equally important issue, especially in a server-based computing scenario. Since the server, not the workstation, does all the processing, it is essential to have adequate resources and applications for the number of users you will support. An underpowered server will not advance the idea of a server-based, thin client environment.

The following sections outline the hardware and software specifications required for a successful installation of MetaFrame XP. Keep in mind that these are the bare minimums for the installation. Later, in the section on planning and sizing, we will discuss real-world implementations and what resources are needed for optimal performance.

Certification Objective 2.01
Identifying Software and Hardware for MetaFrame XP

MetaFrame XP is an add-on product and requires an existing Microsoft operating system running Terminal Services. It is compatible with the hardware listed on the Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility List (HCL), so if you have carefully selected your equipment for the operating system, MetaFrame will be supported as well. In the sections that follow, you will find the hardware and software requirements for both the server and the clients. Which operating system you choose will depend on the size of your user base and the load of applications that will be run. Use the Microsoft recommendations for selecting the operating system.

Server Software Requirements

As an add-on product, MetaFrame XP must be installed onto an existing Microsoft operating system. The following lists the operating system requirements:
Operating Systems
MetaFrame XP can be installed on these Microsoft operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition with Service Pack 5 or later
  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with Service Pack 1 or later
If using the Windows 2000 family of servers, the Terminal Services component must be installed prior to installing MetaFrame XP. It is not installed by default. If the component was not installed initially, it can be installed later by using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel or from Configure Your Server in Administrative Tools, as shown in Figure 2-1. From the Configure Your Server screen, select Application Server.

If installing MetaFrame XP on a Windows 2000 family server, make sure you do not use one that will act as a Domain Controller. Unless users are given the Log On Locally right, they will not be able to log on to a Terminal Services session on a domain controller. Whether you are using NT 4.0 Terminal Server or Windows 2000, it is not advisable to run Terminal Services and MetaFrame from a domain controller. The caveat is that Terminal Services can be installed on Windows 2000 Server in remote administration mode, as shown in Figure 2-2. In that case, Terminal Services would be used to remotely administer the server, and the Administrators Group would require Log On Locally rights, but separate licenses would not be necessary.

Exam Watch
Make sure you understand the operating system requirements for installing MetaFrame XP. It is a common misconception that MetaFrame XP cannot be run on Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition.

Exercise 2-1
How to Determine if Terminal Services Are Installed

How can you tell if Terminal Services have already been installed on a Windows 2000 Server? A quick way to check is to look in the Administrative Tools folder. If you have a Windows 2000 family server currently installed, use the following exercise.
  1. Log into the server.
  2. Double-click My Computer.
  3. Double-click the Control Panel.
  4. Double-click Administrative Tools.
When Terminal Services have been installed, the Administrative Tools folder will contain the four Terminal Server shortcuts, Terminal Services Manager, Terminal Services configuration, Terminal Services Client Creator, and Terminal Services Licensing, as shown in Figure 2-3. If already installed, be sure to double-check your hardware and software settings for compliance before installing MetaFrame XP....
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Table of Contents

Foreword v
About the Contributors ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Preface xxvii
Introduction xxxi
1 Introduction to MetaFrame XP 1
Identifying the Key Benefits of Deploying MetaFrame 2
Understanding Digital Independence 11
Identifying the Benefits of MetaFrame Interoperability 14
Q&A Self Test 22
2 MetaFrame Installation Process 29
Pre-installation Tips 30
Identifying Software and Hardware for MetaFrame XP 31
Server Planning and Sizing 46
Q&A Self Test 63
3 Installing MetaFrame and Various Setup Options 77
Installing a Single XP Server 78
Deploying Multiple, Identical XP Servers 92
Designing a Server Farm 98
Migrating MetaFrame 1.8 Server Farms to XP 102
Connecting Clients to MetaFrame XP 114
Q&A Self Test 122
4 Using Citrix Technologies 133
Identifying the Components of the ICA Packet 134
Listing the Benefits of SpeedScreen Technology 141
Discussing the Features of Independent Management Architecture 145
Recognizing Listener Ports, Idle Sessions, ICA Sessions, and Client Device Licensing 153
Q&A Self Test 160
5 MetaFrame XP Administration 171
Understanding the Citrix Management Console 172
Identifying Published Application, Server, and Citrix Administrator Properties 178
Administering Use of the Citrix Management Console 194
Q&A Self Test 211
6 Additional Management Tools 219
Identifying Features of Citrix Server Administration 220
Shadowing with the Shadow Taskbar 235
Creating Connections with the Citrix Connection Configuration 239
Configuring the SpeedScreen Latency Reduction Manager 248
Q&A Self Test 256
7 Load Management and Security 265
Analyzing Load with Load Manager 266
Identifying Encryption Strengths and Performance 278
Understanding Encryption 279
Q&A Self Test 293
8 Applications 303
Installing Applications 304
Configuring Applications for Use in a MetaFrame Environment 319
Q&A Self Test 332
9 Citrix ICA Client Software 341
Installing the Citrix ICA Client Software 342
Q&A Self Test 362
10 Citrix Program Neighborhood 371
Customizing the Program Neighborhood Interface and Recognizing ICA Toolbar Icons 372
Q&A Self Test 405
11 Web Connectivity 415
Recognizing Citrix Web Components 416
Identifying NFuse Features and Components 430
Q&A Self Test 453
12 Printing 465
Creating Client, Network, and Local Printers 466
Q&A Self Test 490
13 Monitoring and Troubleshooting MetaFrame XP Servers 501
Using Event Viewer and System Information 502
Managing Resource and Citrix Network Manager and Troubleshooting Network Monitor 525
Q&A Self Test 545
A About the CD 559
Installing Cert Trainer 560
CertTrainer 560
ExamSim 561
E-Book 562
CertCam 563
DriveTime 564
Help 564
Upgrading 564
B About the Web Site 565
Get What You Want When You Want It 566
Glossary 567
Index 601
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    Great, except for the Problems....

    In the process of reading it to prep for my certification test, I found multiple problems with it. You can still pass the test with this book, but it will not be a pleasant experience. I¿ll list them as best I can. --Different chapters list different minimum requirements (DOS3.3 vs DOS4.0) for the same module. --The last few chapters of the book have multiple errors in the self-test answer keys. They are obvious things like Right- A, C, D and Wrong- A, C, D or their descriptions a few pages back contradict the answers. At least one of the electronic practice test questions is the same way. --After a few runs through the electronic practice test, it's painfully obvious that it is repeating the same questions in the same order every time, not grabbing fresh questions from the question pool for each run or installation. So far their tech support has not replied on this. (original email sent in second week of December) -- The ¿Update¿ link provided in the enclosed software (for test 220) takes you to the publisher¿s web page for test 218. This page shows that there are no updates available, even though the CD came in a book for the next version of the test. I was unable to find any mention of the 220 test on their website. ---- these items are more aesthetic than technical, but contribute to the overall dissatisfaction inspired by and in this book ---- --The wording and emphasis of the book does not match up to the actual test questions. --The material covered, both in a chapter and overlapped between chapters is laid out in a stumbling and awkward way. --The ¿drivetime¿ audio tracks on the included CD were read by an engineer, not proper audio talent. I found myself subconsciously tuning out the annoying voice. --The quality (tone, volume and clarity) of the audio tracks was not consistent and one was quite bad.

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    Posted May 16, 2002

    Don't bother with this book

    For a second edition it contained far too many errors. Several of the example questions would have identical wording for multiple answers. Some of the 'correct' answers were blatantly wrong.

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