CXA2012: Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

5 Day Course
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Introducing XenApp 5.0 (8 topics)

  • Components of XenApp 5.0
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0 Architecture and Communications
  • Features of XenApp 5.0; Management Consoles in XenApp 5.0
  • License Management Console
  • Access Management Console
  • XenApp Advanced Configuration
  • Installing XenApp
  • XenApp Installation Decisions

Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp Plugins (6 topics)

  • Citrix XenApp Plugins for Windows
  • Architecture and Communication
  • Citrix XenApp Plugins Installation
  • Custom Installation Package
  • Citrix XenApp Plugin Usage - Using the Citrix XenApp Web Plugin and Using the Citrix XenApp Plugin
  • Session Reliability

Installing and Configuring Web Interface (12 topics)

  • Web Interface Architecture and Communications Web Interface Installation
  • Creating XenApp Web Sites
  • XenApp Services Sites
  • Configuring a XenApp Services Site
  • Site Appearance - Configuring the Site Appearance
  • Configuring Session Preferences and Configuring Workspace Control
  • Web Interface Plugins - Configuring Plugin Deployment and Configuring Client for Java Settings
  • Authentication Configuration - Configuring Explicit Authentication, Configuring Pass-Through Authentication and Configuring Smart Card Authentication
  • DMZ Settings Configuration - Configuring an Access Method
  • Client-Side Proxy Setting Configuration
  • Server Configuration - Adding Server Farms, Enabling Fault Tolerance and Specifying the XML Communication Port
  • Web Interface Site Removal

Delivering Applications and Content (3 topics)

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

Streaming Applications (6 topics)

  • Application Streaming Components Overview Application Streaming Communications
  • XenApp Plugin for Streamed Applications
  • 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 and 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 and Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management - Providing Offline Access, Customizing the Offline License Setting and Caching Applications for Offline Access

Configuring Load Management (6 topics)

  • Load Balancing Process
  • Preferential Load Balancing
  • Load Calculation
  • Load Evaluator Configuration - Creating Custom Load Evaluators and Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
  • Load Monitoring - Monitoring Load Evaluator Usage, Monitoring Load Evaluator Rule Activity and Logging Load Manager Activity
  • Common Load Management Configuration Missteps

Configuring Policies in XenApp (2 topics)

  • Architecture and Communication; Policies in XenApp - Identifying Policy Rules, Using the Streamed Application Policy, Creating Policies in XenApp and Applying Policies Using Filters
  • Policy Administration - Prioritizing Policies, Using the Policy Search Engine, Merging Shadow Policies and Common Policy Configuration Missteps

Configuring Printing (5 topics)

  • Architecture and Communication
  • Print Drivers
  • Client Printer Policies - Enabling Client Printer Auto-Creation, Creating Auto-Retained Printers, Creating Permanent Client Printers and Creating Auto-Restored Client Printers
  • Network Printers - Importing Print Servers, Assigning Network Printers to Users and Limiting Printer Bandwidth
  • Print Driver Management - Replicating Print Drivers, Maintaining Print Driver Compatibility Lists, Configuring Print Driver Mappings and Assigning Printer Creation Settings to Published Applications Common Printing Configuration Missteps

Administrative Configuration (3 topics)

  • Administrative Permissions - Adding Administrator Accounts, Configuring Administrator Permissions and Configuring Folder Permissions
  • Remote Console Connections - Enabling Remote Console Connections
  • Configuration Logging - Creating the Configuration Logging Database and Configuring Configuration Logging

Display and SpeedScreen Configuration (1 topic)

  • Session Performance Configuration - Configuring Display Settings, Configuring SpeedScreen Browser Acceleration, Configuring SpeedScreen Multimedia Acceleration, Configuring SpeedScreen Flash Acceleration, Configuring SpeedScreen Latency Reduction, Configuring SpeedScreen Image Acceleration

XenApp Security (7 topics)

  • ICA Encryption
  • Configuring ICA Encryption in a Policy and Configuring ICA Encryption Through a Hosted or Streamed Application
  • Citrix SSL Relay - Configuring Citrix SSL Relay Access Gateway
  • Citrix Secure Gateway - Using Digital Certificates and Installing the Secure Gateway
  • Web Interface Configuration - Configuring the Access Method and Configuring Secure Gateway Settings
  • Secure Gateway Monitoring
  • Common Security Configuration Missteps

Installing Applications (5 topics)

  • Service Packs and Hotfixes
  • Application Installation
  • Installation Manager for Citrix XenApp - Installing Installation Manager and Using Installation Manager
  • Task Management - Installing Service Packs and Hotfixes
  • Shadow Key

Platinum Edition Additional Components (9 topics)

  • Application Performance Monitoring Overview EdgeSight Architecture
  • SmartAccess Overview - Deploying Access Gateway with XenApp
  • SmartAuditor Overview
  • SmartAuditor Architecture
  • Single Sign-on Overview
  • Password Manager Architecture
  • EasyCall Overview - EasyCall Architecture
  • WAN Optimization Overview
  • WANScaler Architecture


It is recommended that learners have experience administering Microsoft Windows Server� 2003 or Windows Server 2008 environments.