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Welcome to what I call, “Methodology in a Box 3.0”.   Version 3.0 is a major revision based around the concept of deploying the new Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite.

Methodology in a Box 3.0 includes detailed analysis, design, implementation, readiness and rollout on the following Access Suite products:

This page is rather old and i've created a newer MIAB page and site so please visit it for the latest Methodology in a Box versions.   www.dabcc.com/miab.  

I have geared this guide toward small size deployments. It is meant to be a starting point to help the technicians and engineers who find themselves working in the trenches with no real structured plan for success. I know that I cannot possibly cover everything, but will try to touch on the points that I feel are the most important and have the biggest impact on the completion of a successful key project. My intention is to pass on the base knowledge that is required while reducing potential risk in return resulting in more successful deployments.

I have also tried to write this document in the same framework that your project will follow and throughout this document, I have presented real world examples from my personal experiences in deploying MetaFrame XP and other software packages. To accomplish this I have created a fictitious consulting firm (D&D Consulting) and a customer called DABCC.COM to add a sense of realism to the examples. I have also documented systematic instructions on everything needed for a successful Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite deployment.  My intentions are to make this a blueprint for a successful deployment and from the feedback I’m receiving we are accomplishing just that.

This is also a living document.   In this project, you will find a lot of information but it is far from everything one would need and not even meant to be. It is meant to be a starting point, a process change to get you excited about the art of Project Management the way I am.  I truly believe it can take you and your organization to the next level.   Over the past year I have received a lot of feedback and my favorites are the ones where the consultant has written to me to explain how they where able to take this methodology and mold it in with their own to make something bigger than the sum of its parts.  That is the goal of this document.

Finally, I’ve written this document to attempt to give back a little to the community that had taught me so much and been so good to me.  When I try to thank everybody who has helped over the years, I'm just told to carry the word to others, the way they did for me.  Therefore, to all you who have been a help and given so much to my growth, this document is for the next question boy, coming from them, through me… 

 Thank you and enjoy, 

 

Douglas A. Brown
dbrown@dabcc.com
 
 

MIAB 3.0 - Project Files:  


In keeping with the name and vision of this project I have created / gathered a slew of document example, templates and utilities.  The following is a list and description of the files located in Methodology in a Box 3.0.  (MIAB3.0.ZIP)  

Root Folder

Path \ Filename

Description

\MIAB3.0.pdf - (900 plus pages) - master document explaining a total project lifespan

Master document explaining a total project lifespan

 

\Readme.htm

This file and a little more 

 

 

Examples Folder

Path \ Filename

Description

\Examples\EXAMPLE – Statement of Work.doc

Example of a Statement of Work.

 

\Examples\EXAMPLE - Infrastructure Assessment.doc

 

Example of a basic Infrastructure Assessment

 

\Examples\EXAMPLE – Analysis Phase Deliverable.doc 

Example of an Analysis Phase Deliverable.

 

\Examples\EXAMPLE – Design Phase Deliverable.doc 

Example of a Design Phase Deliverable.

 

\Examples\EXAMPLE - Pilot User Welcome Letter.doc

 

Example of a Pilot User Welcome Letter

 

\Examples\EXAMPLE – End-user Welcome Letter.doc 

Example of a End-user Welcome Letter

 

Examples\EXAMPLE – End-user Log In Document.doc

Example of a End-user Log In Document

 

 

Templates Folder

Path \ Filename

Description

\Templates\TEMPLATE – Statement of Work.dot

Microsoft Word Template file for a Statement of Work deliverable.

 

\Templates\EXAMPLE - Infrastructure Assessment.dot

Microsoft Word template file for an Infrastructure Assessment deliverable.

 

\Templates\TEMPLATE – Analysis Phase Deliverable.dot

Microsoft Word template file for an Analysis Phase deliverable.

 

\Templates\TEMPLATE – Design Phase Deliverable.dot

Microsoft Word template file for a Design Phase deliverable.

 

\Templates\TEMPLATE - Pilot Application Test Sheet.dot

Microsoft Word template file for a Pilot Application Test Sheet

 

\Templates\TEMPLATE – Test User Feedback Form.dot

 

Microsoft Word template file for a Test User Feedback Form
Templates\TEMPLATE – Help Desk Feedback Form.dot Microsoft Word template file for a Help Desk Feedback Form

 

 Presentations Folder

Path \ Filename

Description

Presentations\ Methodology in a Box 3.0 – The Presentation.ppt

 

Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on MetaFrame Access Suite Project Oriented Deployment

 

 

Utilities Folder

Path \ Filename

Description

\Utilities\Policies and Scripts\GPO Documentation.xls

Group Policy Object (GPO) documentation template for documenting the GPO’s that will be used in the MetaFrame XP environment

 

\Utilities\Policies and Scripts\GPO Template.xls

Group Policy Object (GPO) documentation template for documenting the GPO’s that will be used in the MetaFrame XP environment

 

\Utilities\Policies and Scripts\MIAB.adm

Methodology in a Box - Administrative  Template

 

\Utilities\Policies and Scripts\MIAB2.adm

Methodology in a Box - Administrative  Template – v2.0

 

\Utilities\Policies and Scripts\Policy to Hide Administrative Tools from Start Programs system_addon.adm

Policy to hide the administrative tools folder an end-users view

 

\Utilities\Policies and Scripts\Reboot Script.zip

Example reboot script and the smart reboot executable.

 

\Utilities\Printer Mappings Databases\pctsedb.inf

Example Printer Compatibility Mapping file for Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server edition

 

\Utilities\Printer Mappings Databases\pc2kdb.inf

Example Printer Compatibility Mapping file for Microsoft Windows 2000

 

 

\Utilities\Printer Mappings Databases\pc2k3db.inf

Example Printer Compatibility Mapping file for Microsoft Windows Server 2003

 

 

\Utilities\Registry Tips\RegistryChanger1.0.zip

Utility to automate the process of viewing and or editing suggested registry tweaks

 

\Utilities\Registry Tips\Win2K3 Reg Files.zip

All the registry files documented in the tweak MetaFrame XP on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Server section of this document

 

\Utilities\Registry Tips\Win2K Reg Files.zip

All the registry files documented in the tweak MetaFrame XP on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server section of this document

 

\Utilities\Security\ iislockd 2.1 for IIS5.0.exe

Microsoft IIS Lockdown Utility version 2.1

 

\Utilities\Tools\hidecalc.zip

Awesome Utility that create administrative templates, .reg files and or Kixtart script files to hide drives

 

\Utilities\Tools\Sysprep for Win2k3.zip

Microsoft Sysprep for Windows Server 2003

 

\Utilities\Tools\Sysprep for Windows 2000 Server.zip

Microsoft Sysprep for Windows 2000

 

\Utilities\WI Add-Ins\AuthorizedUsers.zip

Web Interface Add-on to enable only authorized users can access Web Interface

 

\Utilities\WI Add-Ins\HiddenFolders.zip

Web Interface Add-on to enable the ability to hide folders in the Web Interface application list

 

\Utilities\WI Add-Ins\JavaClientFallBack.zip

Web Interface Add-on to enable the use of the Java Client in case their in not a local ICA client installed

 

\Utilities\WI Add-Ins\ConnSpeed2.02.zip

Web Interface Add-on to enable a connection speed drop-down box to enable different ICA features for high, medium or low connections

 

\Utilities\WI Add-Ins\ConnSpeed2.02 with Java Fall Back 1.0.zip

A combination of the above two Web Interface add-ons. 

 

   


Previous Versions

Click to download Methodology in a Box 2.1 for Citrix MetaFrame XP with Feature Release 2 and NFuse 1.71.

Click to download Methodology in a Box 1.0 Beta or Citrix MetaFrame XP with Feature Release 1 and NFuse 1.61

 

   

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Last Updated: Sunday February 26, 2006 01:34:19 AM

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