Planning for Deployment
Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To deploy the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system, you need a detailed plan that describes how to move from the current state of your IT infrastructure to the new state. To develop a deployment plan, you need to choose a planning framework, establish clear goals and objectives, assess your current environment, create functional designs, and test your deployment in a pilot. The plan you develop and the documents associated with it provide the foundation for your deployment.
In This Chapter
For more information about setting up a test lab, see "Designing a Test Environment" in this book.
For more information about testing to ensure that your applications are compatible with Windows Server 2003, see "Planning and Testing for Application Deployment" in this book.
For more information about conducting a pilot project, see "Designing a Pilot Project" in this book.