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Plan for Windows Server 2003

Find detailed planning information, case studies, and additional resources to help you plan Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2003 deployments.

Server Consolidation

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Capacity and Scaling
This white paper contains testing methodologies, results, analysis, and sizing guidelines for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server.

Mixed Workload Consolidation Guide
This document provides detailed information you can use to identify appropriate applications for mixed workload consolidation, validate compatibility of applications, and plan for a mixed workload consolidation deployment.

Planning and Architecture

R2: Planning and Architecture (R2 only)
Find the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Design Guide and a design guide for the Distributed File System solution in the Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system.

Domain Isolation Planning Guide for IT Managers
This step-by-step guide is designed to help you work with your IT staff to gather the necessary information, design your IPsec polices, and create a deployment plan.

A Guide to Domain Isolation for Security Architects
Learn how to assess the enterprise environment, plan domain isolation, and assess the implications of deploying domain isolation in an enterprise environment.

Setting Up IPsec Domain and Server Isolation in a Test Lab
The procedures in this document demonstrate how to set up IPsec domain and server isolation in a limited test environment, which you can use as a basis for your own deployment.

Case Studies and White Papers

Microsoft IT SP1 Deployment Case Study
This document describes Microsoft IT's high-level processes for deploying Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the best practices they learned as a result.

Windows Server 2003: Planning and Architecture White Papers
Find detailed technical descriptions and best practices for planning your Windows Server 2003 deployment.