Bandwidth Management is one of the biggest challenges we face as server based computing engineers. This article is the second in a short series about Bandwidth Management, in which we will focus on leveraging the advanced features of Presentation Server 4.0 Policy to control bandwidth consumption.
While we as administrators often spend a considerable amount of time planning our production environment, Disaster Recovery issues with complex Citrix environments remain the weak point of many installations. This three-part article will focus on effective disaster recovery strategies for organizations of any size.
With Presentation Server 4.0 Citrix released a version with a major overhaul on functionality. The most drastic one – in my eyes – was the new printing engine. In this article I will talk about it, now that it has been around for quite a while.
Security is important for just about any computer network, but it tends to be especially important in a Terminal Service environment. Think about it for a moment; users are running applications directly on your server. If a vulnerability exists in an application or in the server’s configuration exists, then the vulnerability could potentially be exploited in an effort to gain access to the underlying operating system. That being the case, it’s worth spending some extra time making sure that you have done a good job securing the Terminal Services. In this article, I will share some security techniques with you.
One of the biggest challenges in Terminal Server environments are printer related topics, where the drivers’ challenge is the main part of it. A lot of third party manufacturers have developed products to beat these challenges. Are these third party products useful in the printer challenge?
VBScript and WMI are very powerful toolsets that allow server based computing administrators to perform some very complex, and sometimes mundane, tasks with consistency and speed. This article series serves as a look into leveraging this toolset to simplify the configuration of server and user settings. Part three of this article series will look at Citrix Presentation Server’s MFCOM Object. We will explore the settings and properties that may be managed via VBScript and WMI.
Microsoft has long been making inroads into application hosting with the Terminal Services improvements. Given the added cost Citrix brings, why not just use Terminal Services? We'll take a look at where the gaps remain between the products and why you might be happy with a Terminal Services solution.
Citrix has a few client versions available. Choosing a specific type could look good in the beginning, but turn sour at a later stage. This article should help you fully understand the consequences of a client type, the features and the infrastructure needed.
One of the main challenges in the Terminal Server environment is the high usage of resources like the CPU. In this article we are going to take a look at what causes this high usage and what you can do to control the resource usage.