Citrix Setup

Posted on 2009-12-31
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have some MS Access and Visual Basic apps that I would like to provide access to over the web. I was thinking that Citrix would be a good solution, but I am not too familiar with it. Can anyone clue me in to what would be needed to run my applications within a Citrix environment? Thanks!
Question by:MarkRod
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    XenApp is used to run virtual applications and you can also publish a shared server desktop.  You have the option of 32 and 64 bit versions for Windows 2003 and 2008.  Your choice will depend upon user load, hardware and applications.  The number of XenApp servers you'll need will also depend completely on user load and application demand, though whatever the number is you'll want to follow the n+1 model for redundancy.  

    One of XenApp's components is Web Interface, which allows users to connect to your published resources through a web browser.  Remote users can access Web Interface through Secure Gateway (free, though I believe no longer support) or Access Gateway (Secure Gateway's replacement), both of which offer SSL connectivity.  

    All of this costs money of course.  You'll need a XenApp license and a Terminal Server license for every user (or device) that needs to access your XenApp server.
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    I have a couple of Learning the Basics of XenApp 5 articles written at .

    You can obtain a free evaluation copy of Server 2003 and XenApp 5 for your testing.  Install Server 2003 and the prereqs for XA, install Windows Updates, install XA 5, install your applications, install any other Windows Updates your apps need and then test the web interface to see if you apps work.  Troubleshoot any issues and make the necessary changes to your apps to allow them to run successfully under XA.

    The newest Learning series I wrote (the 10 part series) also shows you how to setup testing Internet access to your apps along with internal access.

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