Tuesday, May 16, 2006

MS: GPO Loopback Processing

Loopback processing is a feature that allows a more precise level of control over user policy settings for a targeted machine. Usually, user policy settings are derived entirely from the GPOs associated with the user account (based on it's location in the Active Directory). With loopback processing, however, the user policy settings in the GPOs associated with the machine are applied.


MS: How to lock down a Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Terminal Server session

You can use Group Policies to lock down a Terminal Server session on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based or Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer. With the following settings, even the administrator account will have restricted access. It is highly recommended that you create a new organizational unit instead of modifying the policies on an existing one.


Friday, May 12, 2006

CERTIFICATION: Citrix Test 1Y0-251 passed!

Today I passed the Citrix Test 1Y0-251: Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0: Management and Maintenance for the Enterprise. I got today the Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator for MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 (CCEA) certification.

Exam Statistics:

10 Citrix Exams
04 Citrix Certifications
17 Microsoft Exams
07 Microsoft Certifications


CTX: Tools for Printing Optimization

triCerat ScrewDrivers


MS: UNIX/Linux Authentication with Windows Active Directory


CTX: Citrix Change Management Process

Identifying the Change Management Process:

* Identify and Define
* Assess the Risk
* Validate and Test in Lab
* Document Procedures
* Seek Approval
* Schedule and Communicate
* Implement Change
* Evaluate Effectiveness: Proceed or Rollback
* Close Out

Scope of the change:

* Emergency (Break/fix) - Production is down or security is compromised.
* Urgent - Full review is deferred. The change is scheduled ASAP with affected parties notified prior the change taking place.
* Time Sensitive (Standard/Routine) - Review is requiered but change may be scheduled outside of the normal maintenance window.
* Normal (Standard/Routine) - Change is implemented during the normal maintenance window.

CTX: Services for the Citrix License Server

* Citrix Licensing Service
* Citrix Licensing WMI
* ASP.NET State Service
* IIS Admin
* W3SVC (World Wide Web Publishing Service)