Microsoft IT SP1 Deployment Case Study Abstract
Updated: March 28, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
This case study provides an inside look at how Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) deployed Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) into the Microsoft global environment. This document describes Microsoft IT's high-level processes for deploying SP1 and the best practices they learned as a result. Microsoft IT minimized the cost of the deployment by planning carefully, creating a ramped rollout schedule, and using an installation sequencer to deploy a standardized software package. IT architects can use this case study to help plan their SP1 deployments.
To view this document, see the Microsoft IT SP1 Deployment Case Study.