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Terminal Services Book Reviews

Although Terminal Services are now integrated into Windows 2000, administering and managing Terminal Servers and Clients still requires a different skill set from day to day Windows 2000 Administration. 

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Configuring Citrix MetaFrame for Windows 2000 Terminal Services
By Melissa Craft. Published by Syngress, November 2000. Paperback 542 pages. ISBN: 1928994180 An excellent reference for Administrators who need a step by step guide to implementing Citrix MetaFrame on Windows 2000. Chapters are arranged logically and the book walks you through a complete implementation of the product from designing the Terminal Services and MetaFrame environments, installing and configuring servers, deploying clients, configuring user sessions, to installing and publishing applications, utilizing the Internet and optimizing and troubleshooting. Explanations are clear enough for new Administrators to follow easily, and most configuration instructions are accompanied by several screenshots and supporting illustrations. The appendix includes a table of APPSRV.ini parameters as well as tips on improving Terminal Service performance.
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Admin911: Windows 2000 Terminal Services
By Larry Seltzer. Published by Osborne, November 2000.Paperback, 400 pages. ISBN: 0072129913 A well written, practical hands-on guide to Terminal Services that's easy to read and learn from. The author includes plenty of screenshots and detailed walkthroughs of common tasks with numerous tips and "Code Blue" callouts that alert you to critical pitfalls. Topics covered include setting up and deploying Terminal Services, troubleshooting application issues, tips and tricks, advanced management, optimizing performance, licensing, capacity planning, and command line tools. The publishers also feature a companion web page for the series which includes a sample chapter of the book in .PDF format

Windows NT/2000 Thin Client Solutions: Implementing Terminal Server and Citrix Metaframe
By Todd Mathers. Published by Macmillan Technical Publishing, June 2000 ISBN 1578702399. A great guide if you're inexperienced integrating Terminal Server with Citrix MetaFrame, and a must have if you're going through Citrix Administrator training. The book is well organized and well balanced, and filled with the author's tips and tricks. One of our favorite features was the excellent instructions for setting up user profiles and policies. A must have if you're implementing Citrix MetaFrame with Windows 2000.

Windows NT Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame
Ted Harwood New Riders Publishing, Paperback, Published November 1998, 390 pages,  ISBN 1562059440 New Riders Networking Book Series have been generally excellent, and this book is no exception. It starts with an overview of TS and its architectural differences to MetaFrame, then moves to installation, configuration, and administration, and finishes up with implementation strategies.

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