CTX1259: Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2003: Administration

5 Day Course
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Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CTX1259

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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.

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.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • 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

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Installing Citrix XenApp (6 topics)

  • Citrix XenApp Overview
  • Identifying Components of Citrix XenApp
  • Intrroducing New Features and Feature Enhancements
  • Identifying Management Consoles in Presentation Server
  • Installation of Citrix XenApp
  • Making Installation Decisions

Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp Clients (12 topics)

  • Citrix XenApp Client for Windows
  • Identifying New Features in the Client for Windows
  • Using the Client for Web
  • Using the Program Neighborhood Agent
  • Using the Program Neighborhood
  • Client Connection Security
  • Configuring Remote Configuration
  • Installation of the Client for Windows
  • Understanding the Installation Requirements
  • Creating Custom Packages Using the Client Package
  • Installing the Clients Manually
  • Deploying Clients Using Active Directory

Publishing Resources (11 topics)

  • Publishing Resources
  • Organizing Published Resources for Users
  • Advanced Settings for Published Resource
  • Configuring Advanced Access Control Properties
  • 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

Configuring Policies in Citrix XenApp (6 topics)

  • Policies in Citrix XenApp
  • Identifying Policy Rules
  • Creating Policies in Citrix XenApp
  • Applying Policies Using Filter
  • Prioritizing Policies
  • Using the Policy Search Engine

Configuring Sessions in Citrix XenApp (17 topics)

  • Session Connection Settings
  • Configuring Virtual IP Addresses
  • Configuring Broadcast Setting
  • Configuring the Citrix XML Service
  • Configuring Time Zone Settings
  • Configuring Novell Directory Services
  • Session Reconnection Configuration
  • Configuring Keep-Alive Setting
  • Configuring Session Reliability
  • Configuring Auto Client Reconnect
  • 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

Configuring Citrix XenApp (18 topics)

  • Citrix Administrator Accounts and Permissions
  • Adding Administrator Accounts
  • Configuring Administrator Permissions
  • Configuring Folder Permissions
  • Configuration Logging
  • Creating 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

Configuring Load Management (9 topics)

  • Load Management 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

Deploying Applications with XenApp (23 topics)

  • Application Installation in XenApp
  • Streaming Applications in XenApp
  • Installing Applications in a Multi-User Environment
  • 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 Deployment
  • 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 (12 topics)

  • Printer Configuration
  • Importing Print Servers
  • Printer Assignment
  • Configuring Client Printers
  • Assigning Network Printers to Users
  • Print Driver Management
  • Replicating Print Drivers
  • Universal Driver Printing Policies and Features
  • Maintaining Print Driver Compatibility Lists
  • Configuring Print Driver Mappings
  • Assigning Printer Creation Settings to Published Applications
  • Managing Printer Bandwidth

Enabling Web Access to Published Resources (20 topics)

  • Web Interface Communications Overview
  • Web Interface Installation and Configuration
  • Creating Web Interface Sites
  • Specifying the Initial Configuration
  • Site Appearance Configuration
  • Authentication Configuration
  • Configuring Explicit Authentication
  • Configuring Pass-Through Authentication
  • Configuring Smart Card Authentication
  • Workspace Control Configuration
  • Configuring Workspace Control
  • Server Configuration
  • DMZ Settings Configuration
  • Client-Side Proxy Setting Configuration
  • Session Preferences Configuration
  • Client Deployment Configuration
  • Configuring Client for Web Settings
  • Configuring Client for Java Settings
  • Managing Client Deployment Settings
  • Program Neighborhood Agent Services Site Configuration

Streaming Applications (27 topics)

  • Application Streaming Components Overview
  • Application Streaming Communications
  • Citrix Streaming Client
  • Installing the Streaming Client
  • Citrix Streaming Profiler
  • Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler
  • Setting Profiler Preferences
  • Profile Configuration
  • Configuring Profiles
  • 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 Streaming Application
  • Changing the Application Type
  • Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application
  • Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
  • Using a Policy for Application Delivery
  • Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management
  • Providing Offline Access
  • Customizing the Offline License Setting
  • Caching Applications for Offline Access
  • Lab Setup

Securing Access to Published Resources (12 topics)

  • ICA Encryption
  • Configuring ICA Encryption in a Policy Configuring
  • ICA Encryption Through a Published Application
  • Citrix SSL Relay
  • Configuring Citrix SSL Relay
  • Secure Gateway
  • Using Digital Certificates
  • Installing the Secure Gateway
  • Web Interface Configuration for the Secure Gateway
  • Configuring the Access Method
  • Configuring Secure Gateway Settings
  • Secure Gateway Monitoring

Citrix XenApp Updates (26 topics)

  • Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2003
  • Upgrading to XenApp for Windows Server 2003
  • Upgrading Streaming Profiler
  • Plugins
  • XenApp Plugin for Hosted Apps Features
  • XenApp Web Plugin Features
  • XenApp Plugin Features
  • XenApp Plugin for Streamed Apps Features
  • Upgrading XenApp Plugins
  • Upgrading to XenApp Plugin for Streamed Apps
  • Web Interface
  • Web Interface 5.0 Features
  • Client Detection Wizard
  • Configuring the Client Detection Wizard
  • Platinum Edition Additional Components
  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • EdgeSight Architecture
  • SmartAccess
  • Access Gateway with XenApp
  • SmartAuditor Overview
  • SmartAuditor Architecture
  • Single Sign-On
  • Password Manager Architecture
  • EasyCall
  • EasyCall Architecture
  • Platinum Licensing


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

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