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Citrix’s value-add products compatible on

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Tuning Tip for Citrix technologies running on

Microsoft Windows Server 2003


MetaFrame Compatibility on


MetaFrame Access Suite USERS INFORMATION Conferencing Manager Password Manager Secure Access Manager Presentation Server

Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite

Any Device Any Network



Presentation Server 3.0

Feature Enhancements

– Simplified Licensing for all Access Suite Products

– Citrix Documentation Center

– Management Console for the Access Suite

• View Applications, Servers, Zones in all Farms • Monitor Performance of Server Farms

– Enhanced Support for Large Farms

– Zone Preference and Failover

– Extended Policy Options

– Enhanced Delegated Administration


Presentation Server 3.0

Enhanced Delegated Administration – Digital Dictation Support

– Enhanced Multimedia Support

• SpeedScreen Multimedia

• SpeedScreen Flash Acceleration • SpeedScreen Image Acceleration

– Improved User Logon

– Session Reliability

– Follow-me Roaming

– Disabled Applications now hideable

– Basic Support for RDP Clients


Password Manager 2.0

W in d o w s W in d o w s

For Access to

For Access to


What is MetaFrame Password Manager?

• Single Sign-On solution for:

– MetaFrame Presentation Server Deployment

– Desktop Deployment

– Mixed Deployment (MetaFrame Presentation Server + Desktop)

• User only needs to remember primary credentials • Handles all secondary logons and password change

requests automatically

• End users and administrators can configure applications using an easy-to-use wizard


Secure Access Manager 2.2

Remote employees need


access to email.

Need to support additional browser beyond

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Desire to secure existing Enterprise Information Portal

(EIP) or other existing Web based infrastructure.

Challenges displaying Java based internal Web sites

and applications.

Challenges accessing internal Web sites with unique

verb sets, WebDAV enabled sites, etc…


MetaFrame Secure Access

Manager 2.2 delivers…

Alternative User Interface:

– Allows MetaFrame Secure Access Manager to direct users to

different EIPs or Web based infrastructures (other than the Access Center) immediately after authentication.



Gateway Client, providing support for:

– Most common PC browsers (IE, Netscape, etc…) – Synchronization of Outlook 2000+ clients

– Access to java based Web sites and applications

– Access to sites incorporating unique verb sets such as WebDAV enabled sites, Outlook Web Access, etc…


Securing Alternative User Interface

Allows customers to leverage existing infrastructure

Allows MetaFrame Secure Access Manager to be

sold as a solution to secure other EIPs


Conferencing Manager 3.0

Up to 50% of employees work outside office

Often geographically separated

Sharing information easily and securely

MetaFrame Conferencing Manager enables

Nearly any device over any connection

Secure application collaboration


Conferencing Manager Evolution

Guest attendees

– Users that are not MetaFrame users or are not employees

Overall enhanced usability

– All users launching applications

– Attendee moderated mouse and keyboard control

– Request mouse/keyboard control


Adding attendees

Invite users

from the



Guest Web Login

Friendly Name

Guest ID

– unique for each

– guest attendee

– E.g. email address

Conference ID


Usability Improvements

• Set Mouse/KeyB Control

• Pass Mouse/KeyB Control

• Request Mouse/KeyB Control


Usability Improvements

Flexible Options

– Mouse/Keyboard

– Color Depth


Tuning &


Presentation Server

MetaFrame Presentation Server on Windows Server

2003 includes the following changes in functionality:

The ICA Client Creator utility is not supported. If you want to create installation floppy diskettes for supported client software, you must manually create them.

Virtual “Scripts” directory is not created when IIS is enabled. MetaFrame Presentation Server Setup installs a .Dll file—Wpnbr.dll—in a virtual directory called “Scripts.” This file is required if you are using the Web Interface for port sharing.


Presentation Server

Remote users can connect to MetaFrame Presentation Server over TCP/IP only. Terminal Services in Windows Server does not support remote connections over

IPX/SPX, NetBIOS, and asynchronous transports.

“Restrict each user to one session” feature is enabled by default. When this setting is enabled, the server

disconnects an active session and reconnects the new connection request from the same user to the

disconnected session.

Enabling this feature conserves resources and simplifies reconnecting to disconnected sessions. You can disable this setting in the Server Settings node of Terminal


Presentation Server

Forest Trusts

– With Windows Server 2003 Active Directory forests, you can create a 2-way forest trust that will allow a transitive trust between all child domains in the trusted forests.

• MetaFrame XP FR3 does not support the use of this type of trust between child domains. If you require a trust between 2 child domains in separate forests, it is necessary to create an explicit trust between domains.


Presentation Server

User Access to Terminal Servers

– By default on Windows Server 2003, members of the Administrators and Remote Desktop Users groups can connect via Terminal Services.

• The Remote Desktop Users group contains no users when it is initially created; you must manually add any users or

groups that will require Terminal Services access.

• If the users are not already members of the Computer’s local group it is also necessary to add them.


Presentation Server


– On Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems, using the /3GB switch in Boot.ini is not recommended on servers running MetaFrame Presentation Server.

• Server 2003 systems can address up to 4GB of memory, usually 2GB for kernel and 2GB for processes. Using the /3GB switch in boot.ini changes memory allocation to 1GB for kernel and 3GB for processes.

• Due to the large number of applications and processes

running on a MetaFrame Presentation Server and Terminal Services, kernel memory space is heavily used, so using the /3GB switch causes a decrease in scalability.


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