A couple of months back we released a Presentation Server Configuration Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007. You can use this tool to evaluate each Presentation Server’s configuration against predefined security and best practice guidelines. Our Configuration Pack is designed to be used in conjunction with the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Desired Configuration Management (DCM) 2.0 module.

The DCM can generate reports containing detailed information about which Presentation Servers are out of compliance and how to correct each configuration setting. Using this information, Citrix administrators can rectify the configuration issues on each reported Presentation Server, thus bringing the entire PS farm back into compliance with Citrix Best Practices. The security and best practice guidelines are a collection of configuration settings assembled from sources such as the Citrix Presentation Server Administrator’s Guide, Citrix Presentation Server Advanced Concepts Guide, Citrix Best Practices Webinar, and Citrix Access Security for IT Administrators. The pack has tons of settings for locking down desktops (computer and user configuration) and other PS best practice settings. There is also an option for creating custom configuration items.

The pack supports Presentation Server 4.0 (32-bit & 64-bit) & Presentation Server 4.5 (32-bit & 64-bit) product versions. For details, download the zip file that has the pack and the administrators guide. Also, Christopher Fife from our advanced products team created a dedicated support forum for this pack. Don’t forget to leave your blog comments to help us improve this pack in the future.

Do you know we also have a Presentation Server management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (the link needs mycitrix login)?