Introducing Windows 2000 Deployment Planning

The Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Deployment Planning Guide is a tool for you to use as you design, plan, and develop your deployment of Microsoft® Windows® 2000. As you read through this book, you will gain insight about how to plan your deployment on both a project management and a feature level. This book addresses planning information that will help you get started, such as how to run a test lab and a pilot project, and provides important technical discussions that will assist you in deploying Windows 2000 technologies.

You begin the planning process in this chapter. It includes an introduction to this book, followed by a brief overview of Windows 2000 and its features. Next, you are introduced to case studies that illustrate how four companies started their deployment planning process. Finally, the chapter provides a feature overview from an IT business perspective. You can use this overview to begin your deployment planning process.

In This Chapter

Starting Your Plan

Overview of the Windows 2000 Product Family

Using Windows 2000 to Improve the Way You Work

Examples of How Business Needs are Satisfied by Windows 2000

Mapping Windows 2000 Features to Your Business Needs

Planning Task List for Mapping Windows 2000 Features

Chapter Goals

This chapter will help you develop the following planning documents:

  • Windows 2000 product list for your organization

  • A plan for mapping Windows 2000 features to your business needs

Related Information in the Resource Kit