Establishing a Server Environment
This section contains information on the network architecture and enterprise server environment needed
to provide network and session services for your thin client. It includes:
•Understanding how to configure your network services
•Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
•Using Domain Name System (DNS)
•About Citrix Studio
•About VMware Horizon View Manager Services
Understanding how to configure your Network Services
Network services provided to thin clients can include DHCP, FTP file services, and DNS. Configuring your
network services depends on the availability in your environment, designing and managing it.
You can configure your network services using:
• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
• Domain Name System (DNS)
Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
A thin client is initially configured to obtain its IP address and network configurations from a DHCP server.
A DHCP server provides the IP address or DNS name of the FTP server and the FTP root-path location of
software in Microsoft.msi form for access through the DHCP upgrade process.
DHCP is recommended to configure and upgrade thin clients as it saves time and efforts needed to
complete these processes locally on multiple thin clients. If a DHCP server is not available, fixed IP
addresses can be assigned and must be entered locally for each device.
A DHCP server can also provide the IP address of the WDM server. For more information, WDM software
for Remote Administration.