Design Windows Server 2008
Updated: February 11, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Use the following documentation to learn how to design solutions with Windows Server® 2008.
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802.1X Authenticated Wired Access
Discover how to design 802.1X authenticated wired access using Network Policy Server and Group Policy in Windows Server® 2008.
802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access
Learn how to deploy 802.1X authenticated wireless using Network Policy Server and Group Policy in Windows Server 2008.
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
Find out how to design the AD DS deployment strategy that meets your organization’s needs.
Learn how to run domain controllers that use Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 on Hyper-V™ as guest operating systems.
Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
Explore how to meet federated identity management challenges with this planning and design guide for AD FS.
Use the Message Queuing Design Guide to design your Message Queuing 5.0 infrastructure so as to best address your business needs.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Discover how to design a DHCP solution in Windows Server 2008.
Learn how to design a failover cluster solution with the design guide.
Learn how to design and deploy Group Policy.
Learn how to design and deploy Hyper-V.
Network Access Protection (NAP)
Learn how to design NAP solutions with this guide.
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec
Learn how to design Windows Firewall with Advanced Security settings and rules that meet your goals for network security. Use this guide together with the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Deployment Guide (not yet published) during your planning stages. The Design Guide answers the "what," "why," and "when" questions before you work on the "how" questions answered in the Deployment Guide. This document is also available combined with the Deployment Guide as a Word .doc file in the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=114659.