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Citrix Metaframe - good or bad ?

By cigray ·
My company is looking at the implementation of Citrix Metaframe to control the PC and server environment. I hear rumors that this may not be the best way to go but I have no hard evidence either way. Does anybody have good or bad experiences of thistechnology that might help me.

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by SpyderGST1 In reply to Citrix Metaframe - good o ...

My company uses Citrix Metaframe. Metaframe on a MS terminal server works fine. I have no problems. But, I'm not sure what you business need is therefore I cannot recommend it. I can tell you that it can be difficult to impliment but once its running its pretty stable. You can e-mail me if you need more insight but, I will need to know more information to give you an accurate recommendation. SpyderGST1@yahoo.com

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by rickster34 In reply to Citrix Metaframe - good o ...

Metaframe has several good and andbad points
Good
1. Administration - if you are not using MS term server 2k then you dont hve shadow.
2. Published apps - Im not sure if MS TS has perfected this yet but Citrix has.
Bad
1. Will not work across networks without a ICA Gateway.
2. Several Software manufacturers do not support Metaframe
3. Need to make sure MSTS service packs dont over ride Citrix Service packs.
For a smaler compay I would use MSTS

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by rmarques In reply to Citrix Metaframe - good o ...

Its great for updating an app. Just do it once and all those users are updated.
We are using our old, non-y2k compliant, 486
16mb, 250mb hardrive pc's for about 25 users.
As far as they are concerned they are running
NT 4.0. We have also mixed in Zenworks from Novell and have "locked them down". (no screen savers, changing colors, saving docs to the C: drive.
Major down side is backup software.
This is a problem at this time with Metaframe 1.8. Citrix will not make a recommendation. Arcserve 2000 agent loaded
fine on one metaframe server, won't on another. Some alternates are "Ghost" but I have just started to review.

Also if there are problems or glitches "everyone" has the same problem.

Just food for thought ! Good luck.

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by mlchriss In reply to Citrix Metaframe - good o ...

We are moving from Citrix metaframe 1.8 on NT4 to the same Citrix (upgrade) on Window 2000. Our NT4 was very stable but was a single point of failure so we decided to create 2 servers with load balancing. My advice to you is to do your homework and test completely. Citrix is expensive and is best done (no matter how smart your engineers are) with a Citrix 3rd party implementor. All our test ran great until we loaded all our users on the system. It's a great environment when done right, especially if you have users on a WAN. Just do it right before you bank you production on it.

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