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Deployment Guide Document Conventions

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

The following art symbols and text conventions are used throughout this book.

Flowchart Symbols

Use the following table of symbols as a resource for understanding the flowcharts included in this guide.

 

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
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Step or component process

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Data stored to a database

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Predefined process or subroutine

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Flowchart beginning or end

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Decision point

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Intra-chart connector: Flow continues to next page

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Output to a document or input from a document

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Intra-chart connector: Flow continues from previous page

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Data transfer to a file on disk

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Inter-chart connector: Indicates an exit point to another flowchart

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Data transfer to a data store

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Inter-chart connector: Indicates an entry point from another flowchart

Art Symbols

Use the following table of the art symbols as a resource for understanding the graphics included in this guide.

 

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
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Workstation

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Macintosh client

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Portable computer

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Tablet computer

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Terminal

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Cellular phone

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Portable digital assistant (PDA)

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Document

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File folder

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E-mail

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Chart

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Wireless network adapter

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Modem

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Video camera

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Network adapter

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Digital camera

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Facsimile

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Printer

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Telephone

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Scanner

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Hard disk

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Tape drive

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Database

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Tape

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Compact disc

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Security key

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Digital certificate

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Padlock

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Padlock

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Uninterruptable power supply

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Access token

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Hub

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Modem bank

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Automated library

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Windows NT–based server

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Generic server

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Mainframe computer

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Host

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Server farm

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Clustered servers

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Router

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Switch

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Shadowed router

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Windows 2000–based router

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Data jack

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Input/output (I/O) filter

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Firewall

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Tunnel

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Internet

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An intranet

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Transceiver

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Script

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Interface

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Packets

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Process or communication failure

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DNS root

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Directory tree root

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Root

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Organization

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Organizational unit

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Common name

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Generic node

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Active Directory domain

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User group

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Windows 2000 domain

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Site or Windows NT 4.0 domain

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Active Directory™

 

 

Reader Alert Conventions

Reader alerts are used throughout this guide to notify you of both supplementary and essential information. The following table explains the meaning of each alert.

 

Reader Alert Meaning
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Tip

Alerts you to supplementary information that is not essential to the completion of the task at hand.

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Note

Alerts you to supplementary information.

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Important

Alerts you to supplementary information that is essential to the completion of a task.

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Caution

Alerts you to possible data loss, breaches of security, or other more serious problems.

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Warning

Alerts you that failure to take or avoid a specific action might result in physical harm to you or to the hardware.

Command-line Style Conventions

The following style conventions are used in documenting scripting and command-line tasks throughout this book.

 

Element Meaning

bold font

Characters that you type exactly as shown, including commands and parameters. User interface elements are also bold.

Italic font

Variables for which you supply a specific value. For example, Filename.ext can refer to any valid file name.

Monospace font

Code samples.

Command

Command that is typed at the command prompt.

Syntax

Syntax of script elements.

Output

Output from running a script.

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