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  • Understanding the Terminal Server Session Directory

    The Session Directory feature built-in to Windows Server 2003 helps users find their disconnected sessions in multi-server pure Windows 2003 environments. This article looks at the Session Directory, how it works, how to configure it, and how you can make it fault-tolerant....
    Brian Madden on November 30, 2004 : 27 comments , 61,941 views
  • How to Configure Windows Network Load Balancing for pure Terminal Server environments

    A lot of people have recently asked me how to configure load-balancing in pure Terminal Server environments. This is a topic that Ron and I covered in our Terminal Server book, so I've pulled out that section for this article.

    Brian Madden on November 29, 2004 : 56 comments , 160,909 views
  • Citrix Dives into Voice over IP Space, also Acquires SSL VPN

    Citrix just bought a company called Net6. Net6 had an SSL VPN application gateway, Voice over IP products, and an application interface transformation package for accessing applications from tiny devices. This acquistion will affect Citrix in more ways than one....
    Brian Madden on November 24, 2004 : 13 comments , 13,987 views
  • Minor Releases and Hotfix Rollups in Citrix's Future?

    An online customer survey from Citrix provides a glimpse of some of the issues the company is considering with regard to their product cycles. Specifically, we've learned that Citrix is considering minor product releases to replace Feature Releases (MPS 3.1 instead of MPS 3 FR 1) and regular hotfix rollups....
    Brian Madden on November 22, 2004 : 4 comments , 10,283 views
  • To Silo or not to Silo: What application installation strategy is best for you?

    One of the most important steps in a MetaFrame Presentation Server farm design is to decide what applications you're going to install on which servers. Should you install all of your applications on all your servers' or should you break your farm into silos? And what about creating a desktop tier for thin clients?...
    Brian Madden on November 22, 2004 : 25 comments , 34,172 views
  • Will Google affect the future of server-based computing?

    If our future includes ubiquitous Internet connections and massive back-end computing grids that can be accessed from anywhere, Google is in a very good position to deliver this technology to us. This is the ultimate in server-based computing: Unlimited resources with no client-side usage.

    Brian Madden on November 21, 2004 : 4 comments , 12,239 views
  • First Look: Citrix Secure Gateway 3.0

    Thomas Koetzing strikes again! This time he's diving into the new version of CSG that will ship with MetaFrame Access Suite 4.0 next year. It looks like this new version has also been written from scratch and will include a lot of cool new features. (Session Reliability over CSG anyone?)...
    Guest Bloggers on November 16, 2004 : 23 comments , 32,930 views
  • Thin Client Devices: What is the Commodity?

    I was blown away by how many thin client device makers were at iForum this year. How can the industry support so many, and what's the real difference between them all? Please help me understand!...
    Brian Madden on November 10, 2004 : 37 comments , 13,584 views
  • A First Look at Citrix Web Interface 4.0

    Thomas Koetzing, from, has taken a deep look at Citrix's new Web Interface 4.0 that will be part of MPS 4.0 next year. WI 4.0 has been rewritten from the ground-up, and this article provides a detailed look at what you can expect....
    Guest Bloggers on November 04, 2004 : 33 comments , 25,830 views