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Step-by-step guides for deployment

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Step-by-step guides for deployment

The Microsoft Web site provides tutorials that you can use to learn about and deploy the operating system. These technical walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions and illustrations for installing and configuring key features.

You can access the Step-by-Step Guides at the Microsoft Web site.

The following list includes some of the topics that you can find in these guides:


  • Building a common network infrastructure

Active Directory

  • Setting up additional domain controllers

  • Delegating control of objects

  • Managing Active Directory

  • Managing replication topology

  • Using LDAP and VBScript to manage Active Directory

  • Extending Active Directory using the Schema and display specifiers

Management services

  • Understanding Group Policy

  • Managing remote installation of the operating system

  • Managing application deployments for groups of users and computers

  • Managing user data and user settings

Security services

Setting up and configuring certificates

  • Setting up a certification authority

  • Configuring a domain to trust an external certification authority

  • Managing Certificate Services

  • Obtaining and managing certificates

  • Configuring automatic certificate requests

Using certificates

  • Requesting certificates using Web pages

  • Mapping certificates to user accounts to be used on a Web site

Additional security features

  • Configuring local security policy on individual computers

  • Managing security in an enterprise network

  • Encrypting files

  • Using Kerberos V5

  • Encrypting IP network traffic using Internet Protocol security (IPSec)

File and print services

  • Creating logical views of directories and files


  • Installing a typical two-node cluster on Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

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