Adding second server to farm
Posted on 2006-11-02
Hello, Citrix Experts!
I am a new(bie) Citrix admin and have a couple of questions I hope someone can help with. We have a MetaFrame XPa 1.0 FR3 installation running on a Win2K Server SP4 machine. Applying the MS Update Rollup 1 broke ICA clients being able to connect. Uninstalling the Rollup restored things back to normal. I understand a hotfix is available from MS as is a hotfix from Citrix (XE104W2KR02). Are both hotfixes needed or will the Citrix download fix whatever problem(s) occur when/if the Update Rollup pkg is re-installed?
I've also set up a second Win2K Server and applied all updates (SP4 as well as the problematic Update Rollup pkg, too). I added this server to the existing farm this morning and find I am able to connect without issue. I'm not complaining but am wondering why ICA clients can connect to this machine without any hotfix(es) being applied? Is it possible that the Update Rollup pkg being installed <b>before</b> I loaded Citrix had something to do with this?
Last, I see the second server added to the farm (from the CMC) but when I look at the farm properties (on the first server) the Information section shows the farm as having only one server. Pulling up the CMC on the newly added machine, right-clicking to check the farm properties shows the farm as having two servers. Why the disparity?
Thanks in advance for helping this beginner admin out.