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Branch Office

This page provides links to the features and prescriptive guidance designed to help IT pros design and optimize branch office infrastructure to drive efficiency, better management, and enhanced security for branch offices.

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Branch Office Technologies

The following technologies are the most useful and popular for the branch office scenario.


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Read-only domain controllers

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  • Virtualization with Hyper-V
    Overview on how to optimize your server hardware by, for example, consolidating multiple server roles as virtual machines on a single physical server.
  • Hyper-V Installation
    Install this virtualization technology on Windows Server 2008, including tools for remote administration.
  • Hyper-V: Gotchas
    This TechNet Wiki article includes top tips for deploying and optimizing your Hyper-V configuration.

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Network Access Protection (NAP)

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Distributed File System (DFS)

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