Installation Checklist for Citrix® MetaFrame® Presentation Server, Version 4.0

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Citrix® MetaFrame® Presentation Server is the easiest way to manage enterprise applications from a central location and access them from anywhere. The foundation of the MetaFrame Access Suite, Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is the world’s most widely deployed presentation server for centrally managing heterogeneous applications and delivering their functionality as a service to workers, wherever they may be.

This checklist includes only the basic requirements for installing and running MetaFrame Presentation Server for Windows and its components. For important information to consider before installing Citrix products, please review the readme files and administrator guides for components you plan to install. The readme files and administrator guides are available through the Document Center.

  • The Document Center requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 with Search or Adobe Reader 6.0 through 7.0. You can download Adobe Reader without charge from Adobe Systems.
  • To run the Document Center from the installation CD, open the file /Documentation/document_center.pdf.

Getting started with MetaFrame Presentation Server

To get started with MetaFrame Presentation Server for Windows, complete the following steps in sequence. For additional information about each step, please see the remaining sections in this document.

  1. Before you install this product, consult the Installation Update Bulletin.
  2. Before you install this product, use Windows Update to ensure all servers have been patched with critical updates.
  3. Ensure your servers meet all system requirements for components you are installing.
  4. Install and configure MetaFrame Access Suite licensing. You must install and configure MetaFrame Access Suite licensing before installing MetaFrame Presentation Server or any component of the MetaFrame Access Suite. See the Readme for Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite Licensing and the MetaFrame Access Suite Licensing Guide, which are also available through the Document Center.
  5. Remap server drive letters (if applicable).
  6. Install the Management Console for the MetaFrame Access Suite (Access Suite Console), MetaFrame Presentation Server, and the Management Console for MetaFrame Presentation Server (Presentation Server Console). See the MetaFrame Presentation Server Administrator’s Guide, which is available through the Document Center.
  7. Install the Web Interface and its prerequisites. See the Web Interface Administrator’s Guide, which is available through the Document Center.
  8. To use new printing features, install the new versions of the clients. See the administrator guides for the clients you are installing. The client administrator guides are available through the Document Center.
  9. After you install components, to download and install critical updates, visit the Citrix Hotfixes and Service Packs Web site.

System requirements

Servers Running MetaFrame Access Suite License Server

  • Operating systems: Windows 2000 Server (Server, Advanced Server, or Datacenter Server) or Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition)
  • Disk space requirements: 30MB
  • Java Runtime Environment Version 1.4.2_06. If you do not have this installed, Autorun.exe prompts to install it for you. Alternatively, you can cancel the installation and install JRE manually from the Support\JRE14206 folder on the server installation CD for MetaFrame Presentation Server.

Servers Running License Management Console

  • MetaFrame Access Suite License Server
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 5.0 or Apache 2.0.52.

Servers Running MetaFrame Presentation Server for Windows

  • Operating systems: Windows 2000 Server (Server, Advanced Server, or Datacenter Server) with Service Pack 4 Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition)
  • Disk space requirements: 400MB for MetaFrame Presentation Server, Enterprise Edition 50MB for the Management Console for MetaFrame Presentation Server
    25MB for the Management Console for the MetaFrame Access Suite
    35MB for the Document Center
  • Terminal Services running in application mode.
  • Java Runtime Environment Version 1.4.2_06. If you do not have this installed, Autorun.exe prompts to install it for you. Alternatively, you can cancel the installation and install JRE manually from the Support\JRE14206 folder on the server installation CD for MetaFrame Presentation Server.
  • Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) 3.0. If you do not have MSI 3.0 installed, Autorun.exe prompts to install it for you.
  • .NET Framework Version 1.1 with Service Pack 1. Autorun.exe only installs .NET Framework Version 1.1 automatically. You can also install .NET Framework Version 1.1 manually from the Support\dotNet11 folder of the MetaFrame Presentation Server CD or image.
    NOTE:
    Do not install .NET Framework Version 2.0 on systems that are running the Access Suite Console.
  • If you are using HP ProtectTools, install them before installing MetaFrame Presentation Server.

Document Center

  • Disk space requirements: 2MB
  • To view, search, and print the PDF documentation, use Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 with Search or Adobe Reader 6.0 through 7.0. You can download Adobe Reader without charge from Adobe Systems.

Presentation Server Console

  • Disk space requirements: 50MB
  • Java Runtime Environment Version 1.4.2_06. If you do not have this installed, Autorun.exe prompts to install it for you. Alternatively, you can cancel the installation and install JRE manually from the Support\JRE14206 folder on the server installation CD for MetaFrame Presentation Server.

Management Console for the MetaFrame Access Suite

  • Operating systems:
    Windows 2000 Server (Server, Advanced Server, or Datacenter Server) with Service Pack 4
    Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition)
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows 2000 Professional
  • Disk space requirements: 25MB
  • .NET Framework Version 1.1 with Service Pack 1. Autorun.exe only installs .NET Framework Version 1.1 automatically. You can also install .NET Framework Version 1.1 manually from the Support\dotNet11 folder of the MetaFrame Presentation Server CD or image.
    NOTE:
    Do not install .NET Framework Version 2.0 on systems that are running the Access Suite Console.
  • To run reports from the summary database on farms using Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Server as data stores or summary databases: Microsoft Data Access Component (MDAC) Version 2.6.

Web Interface

  • MetaFrame Access Suite Console 4.0
  • ASP.NET and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 5.0 or 6.0 (Windows components)
    When you install Windows Server 2003, these components are not installed by default. If you are using Windows Server 2003, before running the Web Interface installer, configure your server by adding the role of Web Server. Then, use your Microsoft Windows Server 2003 installation disk to install ASP.NET and IIS.
    If you are using Windows 2000 Server and installed IIS before installing the .NET Framework update, run the ASP.NET registration tool.
  • Visual J# .NET Version 1.1. Autorun.exe installs this product automatically. You can also install it manually from the Support\Jsharp11 folder of the MetaFrame Presentation Server CD or image.

Network Manager (an optional component of MetaFrame Presentation Server, Enterprise Edition)

Network Manager supports the following SNMP management consoles:

  • Tivoli® NetView® 6.0 for Windows NT with Service Pack 5 or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1
  • HP OpenView™ Network Node Manager 6.2 for Windows NT with Service Pack 5 or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1
  • CA Unicenter® TNG 2.4.2 for Windows NT with Service Pack 5 or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1, using either the 2D or 3D WorldView
  • CA Unicenter TND 3.1 for Windows NT with Service Pack 5 or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1, using either the 2D or 3D WorldView.

For CA Unicenter, the Agent Common Services and Windows NT Enterprise Manager must be installed, and the Security Management (secadmin) and trap daemon (catrapd) agents must be active. You can install the Distributed State Machine (DSM), Enterprise Manager, and WorldView on separate computers.

Conferencing Manager

  • Disk space requirements: 60MB
  • For Guest Attendee feature: Web Interface for MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.0 and MetaFrame Access Suite Console 4.0
  • For Microsoft Outlook integration: Exchange Server 5.5 (with Exchange 5.5 CDO Microsoft patch 2657.55), 2000, or 2003; Microsoft Outlook 2000 or 2003
  • For Lotus Notes integration: Lotus Domino 5.0.3 through 5.0.12, 6.0.1, and 6.5.x and Lotus Notes 5.0.3 through 5.0.12, 6.0.1, and 6.5.x

Remapping server drive letters

If you intend to change a server’s drive letters to allow users to retain their original drive letters on their client devices, do so before installing MetaFrame Presentation Server. If you change server drive letters after installing MetaFrame Presentation Server, you must do so before you install any applications. For more information, please see the MetaFrame Presentation Server Administration Guide, which is available through the Document Center.

Installing MetaFrame Presentation Server

  1. Have on hand the name of the MetaFrame Access Suite License Server your installations are to use and know the edition of MetaFrame Presentation Server (Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise) for which you are licensed.
  2. If you are running Novell Directory Services (NDS), install the Novell client, configure the appropriate NDS settings, and then install MetaFrame Presentation Server.
  3. If you are joining an existing server farm that is configured to use a port number other than the default port (Port 80) for the Citrix XML Service, have the new port number on hand because you must enter it during MetaFrame Presentation Server Setup.
  4. Log on to the server as a user with local administrator privileges. Local administrator privileges are required to run Windows installer packages.
  5. From the Autorun.exe screen of the MetaFrame Presentation Server CD, select Product installations > Install MetaFrame Presentation Server and its components and follow the on-screen instructions.

Creating a new farm

If you are creating a new server farm and plan to use Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or IBM DB2 for the farm data store, complete the following steps before you install MetaFrame Presentation Server.

  1. Install and configure the database product on a separate, dedicated server.
  2. Install the database client pieces on the servers on which you want to install MetaFrame Presentation Server. Depending on the database product you are planning to use, this involves the following steps:
    • For use with Microsoft SQL Server, ensure Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Version 2.61 with Service Pack 1 is installed on the server on which you are installing MetaFrame Presentation Server.
    • For use with Oracle, install the Oracle Client on the server on which you are installing MetaFrame Presentation Server. Restart this server before running MetaFrame Presentation Server Setup.
    • For use with IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition Version 7.2 with FixPak 5-13, on the server on which you are installing MetaFrame Presentation Server, install the matching DB2 Run-Time Client. Before running MetaFrame Presentation Server Setup, restart the server.
    • For use with IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition Version 8.1 with FixPak 1-7a, on the server on which you are installing MetaFrame Presentation Server, install the matching DB2 Run-Time Client. Before running MetaFrame Presentation Server Setup, restart the server.
  3. Have on hand credentials that possess database ownership (DBO) rights. This level of permission is required only once upon initial creation of a new database for the farm data store.

Joining an existing farm

If you are joining an existing server farm, complete the following tasks before you install MetaFrame Presentation Server.

  1. Decide whether you want the server to connect to the farm data store directly or through another server running MetaFrame Presentation Server (indirectly). If you choose to connect to the data store indirectly, be sure to have on hand the name of the server through which you connect.
  2. Have on hand credentials that possess read/write permissions to the existing farm data store database. MetaFrame Presentation Server uses these credentials on an ongoing basis to read from and update the farm data store.
  3. Have on hand MetaFrame Presentation Server administrator credentials with full rights, which during Setup are required to join a server with an existing farm.

Upgrading MetaFrame Presentation Server

The installer for MetaFrame Presentation Server supports:

  • Applying service packs to servers running MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
  • Upgrading servers running MetaFrame XP Feature Release 3 or MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0

If you are running MetaFrame 1.8 or a version of MetaFrame XP prior to Feature Release 3, before upgrading to this release of MetaFrame Presentation Server, you must upgrade legacy servers to MetaFrame XP Feature Release 3 or MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0. For information on how to perform these migrations, see MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 Upgrade and Migration Guide, which is available for download from the Citrix Knowledge Center.

If the server you are upgrading has a MetaFrame Win32 client installed on it that is a version later than the one that is available with the release to which you are upgrading, uninstall the client before upgrading the server. To retain the newer client, re-install it after upgrading the server.

Downloading and Installing Critical Updates

After you install this product, to ensure optimal performance for your installation, download and install Citrix critical hotfixes and service packs for installed components. Citrix also encourages you to revisit this Web site periodically to learn about and download additional critical updates as they become available.

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