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Designing a Pilot Project

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

Conducting the pilot is the last major step before deployment of the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system. During the pilot, your release management team tests your design in a controlled environment in which users perform their normal business tasks using the new features. This demonstrates that the design works in the production environment as expected and that it meets the organization’s business requirements.

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Related Information

  • For more information about Microsoft Solutions Framework, see the Microsoft Solutions Framework link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

  • For more information about deployment project planning, see "Planning for Deployment" in this book.

  • For more information about testing your implementation design prior to conducting the pilot, see "Designing a Test Environment" in this book.

  • For more information about how to pilot specific technologies, such as Microsoft® Active Directory® directory service, see the related books in this kit.

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