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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit

Updated: January 21, 2005

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


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit

The Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Deployment Kit provides guidelines and recommended processes for designing and deploying Windows Server 2003 family technologies to meet your business needs and IT goals.


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Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit

For more information about the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit, see the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit Web site.

Planning for Deployment

Provides guidelines for creating a deployment project plan, setting up a deployment test lab, creating software and hardware inventories, choosing a licensing method, and conducting a deployment pilot project.

Deploying Network Services

Provides guidelines to help you build a TCP/IP network, deploy DHCP and DNS, and deploy WINS. This book also includes information about wireless networking, network security, and remote access connectivity.

Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services

Provides guidelines to help you design and deploy directory services, including upgrading and restructuring domains. This book also includes planning and deployment guidelines for distributed security services, including authentication, access control, public key infrastructures, and smart cards.

Planning Server Deployments

Provides guidelines to help you design and deploy file servers, print servers, server clusters, Network Load Balancing clusters, and terminal services. This book also provides information on planning for storage, high availability, and remote server management.

Automating and Customizing Installations

Provides deployment planning information for automated installations, multilingual deployments, and compatibility testing, and includes design information for unattended installations, image-based installations, and Remote Installation Services (RIS) installations.

Designing a Managed Environment

Provides guidelines to help you design and deploy Group Policy infrastructure, security policy, Group Policy-based software deployment, update management, and a user data and settings management strategy.

Deploying Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0

Provides prescriptive guidance on designing and deploying IIS 6.0 solutions for medium to large application server environments.

Tools and Technical References

Provides the complete set of Resource Kit tools and tools help, plus a technical reference on the Windows registry.

For more information about purchasing the Windows Deployment and Resource Kits, or to browse additional Windows Deployment and Resource Kit documentation on the Web, go to the Windows Deployment and Resource Kits Web site.

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