Citrix/Terminal Services

As discussed previously, the connection between FileMaker Server and FileMaker Pro clients is network intensive. Users outside your local area network may not find client/server performance to be satisfactory for their needs.

One solution to the remote user deployment dilemma is to use remote access software, such as Citrix and Terminal Services. The hardware and software licensing costs for such a solution are not inconsequential, but neither are the performance benefits it provides. Remote users establish a network connection to the Citrix/Terminal Services server, which in turn opens a FileMaker Pro client connection to FileMaker Server. The only data flowing between the remote user and the Citrix server are screen refresh information, keystrokes, and mouse clicks. Because the Citrix server and the FileMaker Server are located on the same local area network, the client performance is outstanding.

Tip

There are several less expensive remote access options you may want to consider, including Timbuktu, PCAnywhere, and gotomypc.com. These don offer all the features of Citrix/Terminal Services, such as local printer mapping, nor do they allow for multiple concurrent remote connections. On a budget, though, or for the occasional remote access need, these are excellent tools.




Part I: Getting Started with FileMaker 8

FileMaker Overview

Using FileMaker Pro

Defining and Working with Fields

Working with Layouts

Part II: Developing Solutions with FileMaker

Relational Database Design

Working with Multiple Tables

Working with Relationships

Getting Started with Calculations

Getting Started with Scripting

Getting Started with Reporting

Part III: Developer Techniques

Developing for Multiuser Deployment

Implementing Security

Advanced Interface Techniques

Advanced Calculation Techniques

Advanced Scripting Techniques

Advanced Portal Techniques

Debugging and Troubleshooting

Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro

Part IV: Data Integration and Publishing

Importing Data into FileMaker Pro

Exporting Data from FileMaker

Instant Web Publishing

FileMaker and Web Services

Custom Web Publishing

Part V: Deploying a FileMaker Solution

Deploying and Extending FileMaker

FileMaker Server and Server Advanced

FileMaker Mobile

Documenting Your FileMaker Solutions



Using FileMaker 8
Special Edition Using FileMaker 8
ISBN: 0789735121
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 296

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